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1993 Orville by Gibson Les Paul Standard LPS-59R Flame Top w/ 57 Classic PAFs, Case


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Up for sale, a 1993 Orville by Gibson Les Paul Standard model LPS-59R in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This flame top Honeyburst '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 delivers everything one wants in a good Les Paul, with a solid mahogany body and neck, solid maple cap, 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, retaining the original PAF decals on the baseplates. The pickups in this Orville translate the instrument's clear acoustic voice into a powerful array of big, crisp voicings. The bridge pickup offers a growling upper midrange cut and dynamic responsiveness, while the neck pickup is girthy and thick. This Orville weighs 9lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: ‘59-style C, measuring .875” 1st fret, .995” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, trapezoid inlay, binding nibs
-Frets: Medium jumbo, faint wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Serialization: 3-prefix, inked

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Maple
-Pickups: ‘57 Classic PAF x2
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots date to July, 1993
-Hardware: ABR-1 bridge, stopbar, pickup covers (nickel-plated)
-Plastics: Amber bonnet knobs, cream pickup rings, switch tip

The Honeyburst gloss finish highlights the lively curly flame figuring which extends evenly across the top (veneer over a solid carved maple cap), and cosmetic wear is limited to light buckle rash on the back and just a few minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole, largely limited to the back and lower bout perimeter. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A modern Gibson molded hardshell case with form-fit blue plush interior is included.