The second reissue serial number format was a YPPPP format. Where are you Epi-1??? !モズライトギター、ベースウインターセール特集ページはこちらからノーキーエドワーズ 1988年 限定モデル各カラー1本のみの早い者勝ちです!!(ブルーは完売です。 Retail release information from Yamano Gakki catalogues [5]. From 1988 to 1989 a YYPPPP serial number format was used for the Orville by Gibson guitars and Orville SG bass EB-3 guitars. was a brand of guitars that was managed by the Gibson Guitar Corporation for the Japanese market during the late 1980s and most of the 1990s. Or are you looking to buy a used one? The Orville by Gibson and Orville serial number format had 4 variations in the 10 years that they were produced. As far as I was aware' date= the actual "Elitist" brand is for Export market and the "Elite" brand for internal Japanese market. http://epi.p3net.net/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1482. Rich is an American brand of acoustic and electric guitars and bass guitars founded by Bernardo Chavez Rico in 1969. By Les Paul Studio Joe Perry Joe Perry (musician), L-1 Historic Series Robert Johnson (musician). If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Gibson and Yamano Gakki ended their relationship in late 2006. After Fuji-Gen were contracted by Yamano Gakki in late 1992, Fuji-Gen were assigned to make most of the Orville by Gibson and Orville solid body guitars and Terada shifted to its more traditional role of mostly making Semi Acoustic guitars .The production of the Terada solid body K Orville guitars and most of the Terada solid body G serial Orville by Gibson guitars were ended in 1993 as a result. (NOT!). In 1995 the Orville by Gibson models were discontinued and only Orville models were continued until 1998. 1988-1995: Terada G letter serial number Orville by Gibson guitars. As Terada were the only guitar factory making all of the Orville guitars between 1989 and 1993, they did not need to serialize the (K) Orville guitars which were made more for the first time or intermediate player market. The Epiphone Elite-serie preceded the Elitists but is virtually the same. Terada AG serial number, A = Acoustic. YY is the production year, 88=1988, 89=1989. The Orville by Gibson and Orville series were distributed by Yamano Gakki and were priced midway between the American made Gibson guitars and the Korean made Epiphone guitars. The serial number letters used by the Terada and Fuji-Gen guitar factories are J = Terada, T = Terada, no letter = Fuji-Gen and F = Fuji-Gen. For example 903584 is dated March 1999 and was made by Fuji-Gen, J903584 is dated March 1999 and was made by Terada, F505693 is dated May 2005 and was made by Fuji-Gen, T505693 is dated May 2005 and was made by Terada. 1995-1998: Terada J letter serial number Orville guitars. But, it was my understanding, that Epiphone Japan (Elite, Elitist, or otherwise) was teminated, in 2006. Some of the Gibson/Yamano Gakki Epiphone Japan guitars were exported. A new website is created with a new url but the old one lives on.... Again,...what we really need to get to the bottom of all this a Japanese based Forum member willing to call up Gakki directly... Are there any Epi links to info about the 56 goldtop lp reissue? ],  Epiphone Flying V White [Duncan PU搭載],  Epiphone Casino Natural [Made in Japan]. Scans from most of the famous, and a few less famous brands. Serial numbers are not always essential when only one guitar factory is making all of the guitars, as the distributor (Yamano Gakki) knows exactly which guitar factory made the guitar even when the guitar has no identifiable guitar factory serial number. (also known simply as Orville (Japanese) ????) The Terada guitar factory in Japan was used to make the Yamano Gakki Epiphone Japan guitars. The Elite serie preceded the Elitists. Gibson guitar catalogue scans from 1950s-1980s. Orville is the first name of the Gibson corporation's founder Orville Gibson. If you go to www.gakki.com you will see that your the Elite models for sale....[/quote']. Standard Epi headstock. as a proud owner of a MIJ '61 SG...that kind of quality would be most welcome! 得意のブログ放置プレイはそろそろ終わりにしてみましょうか。そろそろタイトルの通り真実を公開しようと思いました。ギタリストならみんな知っている今は無きブランドで… HOWEVER....THIS is really interesting' date=' espeically given the article above! For example G206135 is dated June 1992 and was made by Terada, J603523 is dated March 1996 and was made by Terada, 411264 is dated November 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen. From 1990 to 1998 both the K Orville and ink stamped Orville Les Paul Standard and Custom models retailed for 75000 Yen. The Epiphone Elite-serie preceded the Elitists but is virtually the same. still making...maybe it's old stock???) Old catalog of the discontinued Elite serie I found on Gakki-com. Epiphone is one of American’s oldest and most revered instrument makers. 1991-1993: Terada G letter serial number Orville by Gibson Acoustic guitars. To make things MORE CONFUSING check out the Epiphone Limited Edition run... http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/web-ikebe/ikebe_epiphone-limited/index.html, Well' date=' IF that's the case, and it could very well be, WHY don't they put up new images, or simply. Now in 2020 some models are very rare and sell at quite high prices mostly from Japan. I actually HOPE. If you go to www.gakki.com you will see that your the Elite models for sale....[/quote]. Yeah,...I did Charlie. The same Terada and Fuji-Gen guitar factories that made all of the Orville by Gibson and Orville guitars were used to make the Gibson/Yamano Gakki Epiphone Elite and Epiphone Elitist series with the Terada guitar factory mostly making the semi acoustic models and the Fuji-Gen guitar factory mostly making the solid body models. As far as I was aware, the actual "Elitist" brand is for Export market and the "Elite" brand for internal Japanese market. Proudly Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana by Gibson Acoustic Luthiers, the Made in the U.S.A. Epiphone Texan is built using a solid Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back and … I didn't know if there was an Epi catalog for there regular line. 1989-1993: Terada K serial number Orville guitars with Yamano Gakki (K) serial number stickers. Some trademark name issue I reckon. There were a number of changes to the Orville by Gibson and Orville model range between their beginning in 1988 and their end in 1998 that are shown in the Retail Release History section. Their professional archtops, including the Emperor, Deluxe, Broadway and Triumph, rivaled those of Gibson.   Pasted as rich text. The shortened K Orville serial number format is YPPPP, with the K letter and the first 0 having no year or date information. The Elite is no longer available and, as per my post on another thread, the www.gakki.com site is just an old site which unfortunatly still says the Elite models are available, which they appear not to be, It would be great if we had a Japanese member of the forum who could make heads or tails of the Gakki site. www.gakki.com/catalog45/epiphone_elite_collection.jpg, So..."Velly Intellesting," ne?! Privacy Policy | Vintage Made in Japan guitar aficionado! If you go to www.gakki.com you will see that your the Elite models for sale.... As far as I was aware' date=' the actual "Elitist" brand is for Export market and the "Elite" brand for internal Japanese market. Epiphone Japan was first established by Gibson in the early 1970s with the dealership mostly being managed by Aria in cooperation with Gibson. Epiphone 1988年製 Casino Natural [Made in Japan] SOLD 状態の良い寺田楽器 1988年製 Epiphone Casino Naturalが入荷致しました。 1980年代後期にそれまでのマツモク製から寺田楽器製に移った頃の一本になります。 Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks. The Yamano Gakki K Orville serial number format is K 0YPPPP. The Terada G serial number letter basically stood for "Gibson pickups" and the Terada J serial number letter basically stood for "Japanese pickups". The Epiphone Japan guitars that were intended for export do not have a Gibson style open book headstock. When the K Orville guitars were made between 1989 and 1993, Terada were the only guitar factory making all of the Orville by Gibson and Orville guitars. When Fuji-Gen joined together with Terada in making the Orville by Gibson guitars in late 1992 and the Orville guitars in 1993, serial numbers were used on all of the Orville guitars by both Fuji-Gen and Terada with Terada using a J letter serial number for all of the Orville guitars they made after the K Orville guitars ended in 1993. [2] and Fuji-Gen (Japanese) ???? 日本が誇るトップメーカーである「フジゲン」は1960年に「富士弦楽器製造株式会社」として長野県に創業され、主にクラシックギターの製造メーカーとしてスタートする。 世界に目を向けてみると1960年代初頭といえば音楽界は巨大な変革期を迎え、その後に続くRockムーブメントへ変化を遂げる過渡 … Sorry. The YPPPP Orville by Gibson reissue serial number format is the same format as the Gibson reissue serial number format. DAMN...did you see that sweet "335' date=' with binding and block inlays!!! Reissue Serial Number Format: Late 1992-1995. Fender and Gibson opened Japanese branch divisions to make guitars in Japan using the Fender/Squier or Gibson/Epiphone brand names for the Japanese market. I'm totally mistaken, as that would mean we could still find Japanese produced Epi's! The Terada G, J and K serial number Les Paul guitars featured a mixture of medium, medium long and long tenon neck joints. (Late)1992-1995: Fuji-Gen no letter serial number Orville by Gibson guitars. Old catalog of the discontinued Elite serie I found on Gakki-com. Display as a link instead, × For your downloading pleasure: OLD Epi Elite catalog. For example G887013 is dated 1988 and was made by Terada. × Some trademark name issue I reckon. I think you may be wrong on this Ricochet. I have to say that Gibson/Epiphone Asia has such a confusing Marketing Strategy, I don't think they even know what is going on!!!!! Orville by Gibson models retailed for over 90000 Yen and were introduced in 1988. And the Elitist versions were lost as the stock ran out. Starting in 1989 a new serial number format of YMMPPP was used for the Orville by Gibson guitars and Orville SG bass EB-3 guitars.   You cannot paste images directly. For example a K Orville serial number such as K 015113 = 1 5113 = 1991 and 5113 = the production number. おかげさまでブルーは完売です。 ↓2009.1/25まで全国送料無料! This digital catalog shows and describes the complete line of Acoustic Guitars , Acoustic Basses, Mandolin, Ukuleles and Tiples produced by the Martin Guitar Company in Nazareth, Pennsylvania at this time. The Matsumoku guitar factory in Japan was used to make the Aria Epiphone Japan guitars. 1993-1998: Fuji-Gen no letter serial number Orville guitars. ^ The Gibson Les Paul Book by Tony Bacon and Paul Day (1993). HOWEVER....THIS is really interesting, espeically given the article above! Epiphone was bought by Chicago Music Company, which also owned Gibson Guitar Corporation, in 1957. In 1988 Yamano Gakki decided to expand the Epiphone Japan model range to include solid body models as well as semi acoustic models. Epiphone is a musical instrument manufacturer founded in 1873 by Anastasios Stathopoulos. Fuji-Gen began making Orville by Gibson guitars in late 1992 and also Orville guitars in 1993 after they established Fuji-Gen Hirooka Inc [4] in November 1991. Orville signature models and Orville ebony fingerboard models retailed for 85000 Yen [6]. The higher priced Orville by Gibson and Orville EB-3 SG Bass guitars were Yamano Gakki's and Terada's main priority in the early years and were made for the intermediate and professional player market and were therefore given serial numbers to be in step with Gibson's usual practice of using serial numbers on Gibson guitars. Fuji-Gen and Terada used different serial number formats (Orville by Gibson Terada decal box). ],  Epiphone 1962年製 Crestwood Custom Polaris White,  Epiphone 1958年製 FT-79 Texan Natural [NY Style Neck],  Epiphone 2010年製 Wilshire '66 Worn Cherry,  Epiphone 2013年製 Elitist '65 Casino Natural,  Epiphone 1961年製 Casino E-230T SB [Bikini Logo],  Epiphone 1951年製 Triumph Regent Sunburst,  Epiphone 1961年製 Wilshire Cherry [Full Original],  Epiphone 1988年製 Casino Natural [Made in Japan],  Epiphone 1967年製 E360TD Riviera Cherry,  Epiphone 1962年製 Crestwood Custom Cherry,  Epiphone 1949年製 FT-79 Pre-Texan [Super Rare],  Epiphone 1962年製 Wilshire [Factory Trem-O-Tone],  Epiphone 1970's Japan Casino Sunburst [Blue Label],  Epiphone 1966年製 E444T Granada Cutaway [RoyalTan],  Epiphone 1961年製 Crestwood Custom Cherry [Rare!! It's an old one. This format was also used for the ink stamped serial number Orville guitars from 1993 to 1998. The Yamano Gakki Epiphone Japan serial numbers from 1998 onwards (after the Orville series was discontinued) are in a YMMPPP format. Yamano Gakki (Gakki stands for musical instrument company) are one of Japan's largest musical instrument distributors/retailers and Kanda Shokai are one of Japan's largest musical instrument distributors. CMI and Norlin published Gibson guitar catalogues roughly every two years. 主に Epiphone の上位モデルに採用されているインレイの仕様。 Samickは、 Epiphone 製品の製作にも携わっている時期があるので、 ヘッドをGibsonタイプにして自社ブランドで、発売していたと思われる。 今時、珍しいフレット・エッジは、 After Gibson and Yamano Gakki ended Orville production in 1998, Gibson and Yamano Gakki produced an expanded Epiphone Japan model range including solid body as well as semi acoustic models. Y is the production year, 0=1990, 1=1991 etc. That's a serie of Limited editions and has nothing to do with Elites/Elitists Epiphones. The first reissue serial number format was a YMMPPP format. Is this an up to date cataloge??? Y is the production year, 3=1993, 4=1994 etc. Interesting how some of them have the "Open Book" Gibson headstock. Epiphone’s Emperor model first appeared in the mid-Thirties, another product of the jazz archtop “size wars” that raged during that era. I can still find old and discontinued guitars on the Epiphone site. Orville photo flame models retailed for 80000 Yen.  メイプルボディー・メイプルネックのナチュラルカラー。More Info...  Epiphone 1961年製 Casino Db-1 E-230TD [Bikini Logo],  Epiphone 1961年製 Olympic Double SB722D Sunburst,  Epiphone 1964年製 FT-79N Texan Natural [Beatles Gear],  Epiphone 1962年製 FT-79 Texan Natural [Super Rare!! The Orville by Gibson and Orville EB-3 SG Bass guitars which were priced at over 90,000 Yen were given G letter serial numbers by Terada. But I could be totally mistaken! What I am trying to find is some ads they had for this guitar and information such as production numbers (how many were made during 2007?) remove that page, from their website??? I'm sure Epi-1 Does....IF he/she will just chime in here, as they have in the past. Gibson established Epiphone Japan in the early 1970s with the production and distribution being managed by Aria in cooperation with Gibson. Copyright 2019 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. A 1993 75,000 Yen K Orville Les Paul and a 1996 75,000 Yen J letter serial numbered Orville Les Paul are basically the same guitars made by Terada. Paste as plain text instead, × Ricochet, March 9, 2009 in Epiphone Electrics. It's not "more confusing" unless you make it more confusing. Gibson Brands, Inc., the world's premier manufacturer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment. Standard Epi headstock. The Orville by Gibson guitars used ink stamped serial numbers and the Orville guitars used both ink stamped serial numbers and Yamano Gakki (K) serial number stickers. Nothing’s Carved In Stone のギタリスト生形真一氏のエピフォン初となるシグネチャーモデルがリリース :『Epiphone Shinichi The Orville by Gibson 1957 and 1959 Les Paul reissue models (LPS-57C, LPC-57B, LPS-59R) and the Orville by Gibson 1961 SG reissue model (SG-61R) had two different serial number formats. The reissue year is in the model number (LPS-57C = 1957) and the 1957 and 1959 Les Paul and 1961 SG reissue models were made from late 1992-1995 with some guitars having limited production runs. Musiclily 3+3 Guitar Semi-closed Tuners 3R3L String Tuning Pegs Keys Machine Heads Set for Epiphone Les Paul Style Electric Guitar or Acoustic Guitar Replacement, Chrome 4.1 out of … Check our wide range of guitar catalogs from different brands and year. Either full-line catalogues containing the entire product range, smaller segment-specific brochures just Gibson and Yamano Gakki ended their relationship in late 2006. The Aria and Gibson Epiphone Japan partnership ended by 1986 and in 1987 Yamano Gakki obtained the Gibson and Epiphone dealership in Japan [1]. Sometimes this happens Charlie. Epiphone was Gibson's main rival in the archtop market. The Fuji-Gen no letter serial number Les Paul guitars featured long tenon neck joints. After opening Fuji-Gen Hirooka Inc, Fuji-Gen resumed large scale set-neck guitar production. When the Orville by Gibson series began in 1988, Fuji-Gen were concentrating on making Fender Japan bolt-on neck guitars and so the G serial Orville by Gibson and K Orville set-neck guitars were all made by Terada. Terada used a G or J letter at the start of the serial number and Fuji-Gen used a serial number consisting of only numbers and no letters. I'm sure Epi-1 Does....IF he/she will just chime in here' date=' as they have in the past. Thanks. 28 thoughts on “ Center Stage in the Spotlight (1988 Epiphone Spotlight Electric Guitar) ” Bill nelson on October 24, 2010 Just wanted to thank you for the info, I have a Spotlight that was purchased new for me by my father have owned it since 87/88 it still screams, I love hardly ever play it, but have been looking for info on it. Vintage Instrument PDF Catalog Downloads Out Of Print Digital Catalogs & Literature in PDF format ~Nominal processing donation for each selection to help offset some of the costs involved~ Cover Description Sample Pages 1953 The K Orville Les Paul Standard and Custom models originally retailed for 65000 Yen (Japanese) ? B.C. and Kanda Shokai (Japanese) ???? ],  Epiphone 1958年製 FT-79 Texan Natural [Super Rare!! The Aria Epiphone Japan models that were made by Matsumoku from the early 1970s and ending before 1987 do not have a reliable serial numbering system but can be approximately dated using their Epiphone label colours. In 1987 Yamano Gakki obtained the Epiphone Japan dealership and produced a limited range of Epiphone Japan semi acoustic models in cooperation with Gibson. For Yamano Gakki Epiphone Japan semi acoustic models from 1987 to approximately 1997, the serial numbers are in a YCPPP format. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. The Orville by Gibson guitars featured nitrocellulose finishes and Gibson pickups. × Confusing, huh? The Epiphone Japan open book headstock guitars were produced for the Japanese market only. [3]. The lower priced (K) Orville guitars which were priced at 75,000 Yen and below were not given serial numbers by Terada. The name change took effect from around 2003 but the whole range was discontinued in 2008 except for the Casino which is still in production. That doesn't mean they're still being sold in the shops. Epiphones of this time were built in a much better factory than the newer Korean ones. Yamano Gakki Japan, Epiphone Japan, Orville by Gibson Catalogues. Vintage guitar catalogues, leaflets and brochures from 1950s-1980s. GPI Books Miller Freeman Inc. ISBN 0-87930-289-5, Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orville_by_Gibson", Categories: Guitar manufacturing companies | Gibson electric guitars. to oversee the production and distribution of Fender Japan guitars in cooperation with Fender. For Example 34784 = 3 4784 = 1993 SHERATON. Clear editor. There were two Japanese guitar factories involved in all of the Orville by Gibson and Orville production and they were Terada (Japanese) ?? Gibson and Yamano Gakki decided not to use the Epiphone brand name for the expanded model range and so the Orville name was chosen instead.   Your previous content has been restored. Originally the line was called Elite but the name had to be changed  after threats of court action by Ovation who already had a line called Elite. During the 1970s and the 1980s, certain Japanese Guitar companies using brand names such as Ibanez, Tokai, Burny, and Greco were making high quality copies of Fender and Gibson guitars. DAMN...did you see that sweet "335, with binding and block inlays!!! Yamano Gakki distributed Gibson and Korean Epiphone guitars and also produced a limited range of Epiphone Japan semi acoustic guitars in cooperation with Gibson. Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul Outfit 77,000円(税抜) (税込 84,700円) 商品コード:694673 Epiphone SG Special (Sparkling Burgandy) 【数量限定エピフォン・アクセサリーパック・プレゼント】【10倍 Hey i've got an Epiphone Sheraton from 1988, made in Japan. guitars under the Epiphone name, and with GIBSON headstocks. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. IF Gibson severed all relations, why are they still making (or ARE they. リアル,  17フレットジョイントのクルーソンタイプペグ. The Orville series were discontinued in 1998 due to Gibson and Yamano Gakki deciding to export an expanded Epiphone model range that included solid body and semi acoustic models. We offer the largest guitar catalogue database on the internet for free. 2002 Epiphone Catalog 2001 Epiphone Catalog 1995 Epiphone Catalog 1993 Epiphone Japan Catalog 1989 Epiphone Catalog 1982 Epiphone Catalog 1979 Epiphone Poster/Catalog 1977 Epiphone Japan Catalog 1974 Epiphone I know there is the model page on their website. Some brands were sold only on the Japanese market, but other brands, such as Ibanez were exported from Japan. Again, discontinued so don't get your panties in a wad. For example G3 6942 is dated 1993 and was made by Terada, 4 7345 is dated 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen, G306385 is dated June 1993 and was made by Terada, 412562 is dated December 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen. We have collected a wide range of product catalogs and price lists Upload or insert images from URL. Can't find information on your own guitar? All I need is more GAS!! The Gibson Les Paul Book by Tony Bacon and Paul Day (1993) [1] mentions that both the Orville by Gibson and Orville guitars, including the K Orville guitars (1989-1993) were made in Japan. Where are you Epi-1??? Since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music and celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2013. Most of the Tokai Catalogues are available including guitars, basses, effects, amplifiers and accessories, from 1975 to 2019. Different serial number letter prefixes are usually used when more than one guitar factory can be making the same brand and model of guitar at the same time. When the (K) Orville guitars were released for retail sale between 1989 and 1993, Yamano Gakki applied a year dated (K) serial number sticker for warranty serial number tracking.   Your link has been automatically embedded. 大阪豊中の弾き心地にこだわるギター専門店です。ギターのことなら何なりとご相談ください。ギターの買受けもお気軽にどうぞ Combat 年代不詳 ハンドメイドによるハイクオリティーなエレキギター&ベースをプロデュースするコンバット社のカタログです。 Good luck buying that 12-string Riviera.... Orville by Gibson guitar headstockOrville by Gibson (Japanese) ????by???? You can post now and register later. Again, discontinued so don't get your panties in a wad. Epiphone Rare 1988 USA Epiphone Spotlight With Original Gibson Case Project Non Functioning $575 + $50 Shipping Listing Sold Make an Offer Watch Shipped From JD's Freaky Fresh Guitar Shop! 1988 MARTIN Instrument catalog - Offering a Download containing high quality scans (300 dpi) of the RARE complete ORIGINAL 8 1/2" x 11" 16-page catalog and price list from my personal archive. The K serial number prefix letter stands for Kuramae which is where Yamano Gakki's wholesale division is located. I thought that they were discontinued???? in Japan...Using the "Elite" moniker, as well??? The Elite is no longer available and, as per my post on another thread, the www.gakki.com site is just an old site which unfortunatly still says the Elite models are available, which it is not [/quote'], Well, IF that's the case, and it could very well be, WHY don't they put up new images, or simply. They were made by Terada and usually have an Orange Epiphone label. All the guitars and basses catalogues of the Japanese brand Aria - Aria Pro II are available for free. You are all wrong, Elite and Elitist are exactly the same. ...trying to put all the pieces to the puzzle together' date='..I think you guys are both right. ご覧頂きありがとうございます。Orville by Gibson カタログ 1988年になります。30年前の物にしては綺麗な状態を保っていると思います。発送は折れないように補強してレターパックライト360円にて発送致します。他にもOrville by Gibson カタログを出品しておりますので And, I can tell you. so you wonder if it's Chinese, and will be available (eventually) here...as a "limited" edition??? ...trying to put all the pieces to the puzzle together,..I think you guys are both right. ARRRRGGGGG!! beginning in 1989 and in 1990 the Orville by Gibson and Orville model prices were increased. Fender established Fender Japan in 1982 and contracted Yamano Gakki (Japanese) ???? When the Orville by Gibson series was launched in 1988, Gibson was also selling American made Gibson guitars, Japanese made Epiphone guitars and Korean made Epiphone guitars in Japan.