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1990 Orville Les Paul Custom LPC-75 Black Beauty Gibson-Licensed, Near-Mint w/ Hangtag, Japan Terada


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Up for sale, a 1990 Orville Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty” model LPC-75 in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag and Japanese warranty card. Produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and uncommon outside of its country of origin, this Orville is an official Gibson-licensed guitar and a result of a partnership between Gibson USA and their Japanese distributor Yamano Gakki. Named after Gibson's founder, Orville Gibson, this discontinued Orville model was crafted at the Terada factory.

This LPC-75 weighs 9lbs 4oz, featuring the classic tonewood combination of a non-weight relieved mahogany body, carved maple top, mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fretboard. The humbuckers are crafted in the low-wind PAF mold, both metering at 7.1k ohms, delivering the smooth trebles, airy lows, and tailored, clear midrange inherent to that design, with vital and distinct sounds at each position on the three-way pickup selector switch. This Orville Black Beauty has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, good shoulders, measuring .845” 1st fret, .965” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 12” radius, block inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, light wear on frets 1-2 with fainter wear beneath the plain strings up to fret 7
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Tuners: Gotoh, gold keystone buttons
-Serialization: K0-prefix sticker intact on back of headstock

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple, Mahogany
-Pickups: Humbucker x2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: ABR-1 bridge, Stopbar
-Plastics: Black speed knobs, pickguard no longer present

The gloss Ebony finish is extremely well-kept, exhibiting only a scant few tiny marks on the back. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original faux leather gigbag is included, along with the Japanese warranty card. The warranty card has a serial number matching the headstock and is dated to the 2nd year of the Heisei era (1990).