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There are some LPQ solid quilted models but again very rare. Orville by Gibson's used the premium wood available to the luthiers. its now generally agreed that these were the Terada factory From early in 1995, Orville by Gibson was discontinued, and in 1998 Orvilles were rebranded as Epiphone by Gibson (Japan).

These were only produced for 2 years up to 2000, the Japanese Epiphone's are really Orville's with a different headstock inlay. Model EGF-850, EGF-1000, EGF-1200, all feature veneer flametops, fret binding and nitro finish, the necks on these are of the fatter '59' kind.

There were no replacements for the Orville by Gibson models, and as such these are becoming very sought after. As these were only produced for 2 years they are rare.

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As time went on, we created new instruments to cater to a new, evolving type of musician: the electric bassist.

There was also supposedly a highly quilted EGF-2500 but it has never been documented accurately. The EG59-100 and EG58-120 have laminate flametops, DRY-1982 pickups and 50's style necks, some of the EG58-120's also have fret binding and are very similar to the EGF-1200 Super Real, but with slightly slimmer profile necks, again the highest production model was the EG60-180 with a solid flametop, like the previous EGF-1800's.

Model EG59-85 upward, have Nitro finishes and some 82 transition models have fret edge binding, with high quality electrics and Greco P. The later years, 89-91 the EG1000D appeared, which was an EG59-100 with Seymour Duncan pickups as stock.

In many cases, these Japanese Fenders and Gibsons are of higher build quality, finish and tone than the US made versions.

Orville by Gibson, Orville, and Greco were all mainly produced by Fugi-gen Gakki, although Terada was involved in the later Ob G's also Orville by Gibson were the Japanese manufactured Gibson Les Paul, fully approved and authorised by Gibson USA.

The LPS-250 was normally a solid flametopped one piece back model, and all have the long Tenon.

The LPS-350 was the highest model with a AAAA solid flametop.

The Tokai's were produced by Tokai-Gakki in Japan, but are of a similar quality to the Fugi-gen guitars.

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