Orville by Gibson Les Paul Custom
A truly special guitar. Orville by Gibson guitars were produced under the watchful eye of Gibson in Japan in the 80's and 90's. These guitars were sold for the domestic Japanese market, as an attempt to try and combat the highly popular and successful copy market. They were never exported out of Japan and have gained a cult following; with good reason too as they are incredible instruments that could rival any American built Gibson.
Our humble custom is a players grade guitar (and is priced as such). It's had a headstock repair at some point as you can see from the pictures to the right of the TRC. We've refinished the back of the headstock and neck with nitro. Whoever repaired the headstock did a lovely job of the fix but a poor job or refinishing the neck so we rectified that! We've also levelled and recrowned the frets.
Other than the repair and a set of vintage aged speed knobs, the guitar is 100% original.
- Mahogany body with Maple Cap
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 22 frets
- 2x Gibson USA HB-R 'Circuit Board' pickups
- 2x Volume Control
- 2x Tone Control
- 3-way selector switch
- Tune-o-matic bridge
- Stopbar tailpiece
- Non-original hardcase
As I have said above, this is a players grade guitar. It's been loved (as all good guitars should) and therefore shows signs of use. There's scratches, yellowing to the binding and oxidisation to the gold hardware. Freshly set up with Daddario 10's and ready for another 30 years of rockin'!
We endeavour to describe all our instruments with the upmost accuracy, if you have any questions about any of our guitars please don't hesitate to ask! All our guitars are professionally checked and set-up before they are shipped out to you, if you have any specific set-up requirements please let us know and we will happily accommodate you.