Yamano Gakki decided to go with a different name for this expanded line of guitars, that were designed in the exact form of the most valuable and sought-afterclassic Gibson guitars.
It was decided upon to use "Orville" as the new brand name, dedicating the brand to the founding father.
A Gibson guitar with the cherry sunburst finish, believed to be the earliest example of this iconic Les Paul design, has been acquired by Carter Vintage Guitars and is on display at the shop in Nashville.
The guitar is believed to one of two prototypes of the new finish created in 1958.
These guitars had a few interesting characteristics like no channel rout and a blend knob instead of a tone knob. Plus, you get flathead screws all the way around, including the truss rod!
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Mike Bloomfield of the Butterfield Blues Band were all early star-guitarists playing the cherry ‘burst.
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