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1993 Orville by Gibson Les Paul Standard LPS-59R Cherry Sunburst w/ 57 Classic PAFs, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1993 Orville by Gibson Les Paul Standard model LPS-59R in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This flame top '59 reissue Les Paul is an absolute stunner and the top-tier reissue model offered in the "Orville by Gibson" line with factory-installed USA Gibson '57 Classic PAF humbuckers. Made exclusively for the Japanese market and seldom seen outside 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 Fujigen factory.

This guitar features solid mahogany body and neck construction, a solid, carved maple cap with a bookmatched flame maple veneer, glued-in long tenon neck joint, and a pair of factory-installed Gibson USA humbuckers. This early pair of '57 Classic PAFs humbuckers are wax-potted with Alnico II magnets. The pickups in this Orville translate the instrument's clear acoustic voice into a powerful array of big, crisp voicings. The bridge pickup has growl, midrange cut, and a clear, dynamic quality that's sensitive to pick attack, while the neck pickup is girthy and thick. This Orville by Gibson weighs 9lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: ‘50s-style chunky C, full shoulders, measuring .880” 1st fret, 1.010” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 12” radius, pearloid trapezoid inlay, fret edge binding
-Frets: Slender, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Kluson-style, aged keystone buttons
-Serialization: Inked with 3-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, carved maple cap (bookmatched flame maple veneer)
-Pickups: USA-made ‘57 Classic PAFs
-Harness: Full-size Japanese pots
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: ABR-1 bridge, Stopbar
-Plastics: Amber bonnet knobs

The gloss Cherry Sunburst (catalog: Heritage Sunburst) finish is bright and vibrant, highlighting the bookmatched flame figuring in the maple top. Cosmetic wear is limited to some faint scuffing along the strum path, buckle rash along the bass side of the back, and a scant few minor dings on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A faux leather gigbag is included.