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Orville Les Paul Standard Japan 1997
Orville Les Paul Standard Japan 1997
orville les paul japan 1997
orville les paul standard 1997

Orville Les Paul Standard Japan 1997

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Orville Les Paul Standard Japan 1997 Cherry Burst Flamed Top. Serial number 704061. Gig bag included.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Orville Les Paul Standard Japan 1997

BRAND: Orville

MODEL: Les Paul Standard

REFERENCE: Orville Les Paul Standard Japan 1997

SERIAL NUMBER: 704061

YEAR: April 1997 #61 Fujigen factory

COLOR: Flame Top Cherry Sunburst

RIGHT/ LEFT: Right

STRINGS: 010

HEADSTOCK: Std

BODY: Mahogany

TOP: Maple Flamed top

NECK: Mahogany

FINGERBOARD: Rosewood

PICKGUARD: White

INLAYS: MOP Blocks

BRIDGE:  Tune-O-Matic

PICKUPS: 2 x Humbuckers

ELECTRONICS: 2 volumes, 2 tones.

SWITCH:  3 way

HARDWARE: Chrome

WEIGHT: 3.9 kilos

INCLUDES:  Gig Bag

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan

ORVILLE GUITARS

During the 1970s and the 1980s, Japanese guitar companies using brand names such as IbanezTōkaiBurny, and Greco were making high-quality copies of Fender and Gibson guitars. Some brands were sold only on the Japanese market, but other brands such as Ibanez were also exported. 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.

Fender established Fender Japan in 1982 and contracted Yamano Gakki (山野楽器) and Kanda Shokai (神田商会) to oversee the production and distribution of Fender Japan guitars in cooperation with Fender. Yamano Gakki (Gakki meaning “musical instrument(s)”) are one of Japan’s largest musical instrument distributors and retailers, and Kanda Shokai are one of Japan’s largest musical instrument distributors. Gibson established Epiphone Japan in the early 1970s with the production and distribution being managed by Aria in cooperation with Gibson.

CHANGES

The Aria and Gibson Epiphone Japan partnership ended in 1983 with the production of Epiphone guitars for export being moved to Korea. In 1987 Yamano Gakki obtained the Gibson and Epiphone dealership in Japan.[1] Yamano Gakki distributed Gibson and Korean Epiphone guitars and also produced a limited range of Epiphone Japan semi-acoustic guitars in cooperation with Gibson.

In 1988 Yamano Gakki decided to expand the Epiphone Japan model range to include solid body models as well as semi-acoustic models. 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, Orville being the first name of Gibson’s founder Orville Gibson. 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. The Orville by Gibson series were distributed by Yamano Gakki and were priced midway between the American-made Gibson guitars and the Korean-made Epiphone guitars.

There were a number of changes to the Orville by Gibson model range between their beginning in 1988 and their end in 1998. Production ceased in 1998 due to Gibson and Yamano Gakki deciding to export an expanded Epiphone model range that included solid body and semi acoustic models. Gibson and Yamano Gakki ended their relationship in late 2006.

 

90s, ARCHIVES, blues, Japan, non-export, Unico, vintage

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