Orville By Gibson / L-1 / 1992 / Sunburst / Guitar
Under guidance of Gibson USA, production of ’Orville By Gibson’ started in Japan in April 1988, in order to fight the copies made by Greco, Aria, Tokai etc … Orville manufacturing was stopped in 1997. It was named in tribute to the founder of the brand Orville Gibson. So essentially this is a Japanese made Gibson, using their now famous superb build quality, craftsmanship and finish. With this L-1 they have accurately recreated the iconic guitar, made famous by Robert Johnson. It features a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, which gives the smaller body design exceptional warmth and clarity, with great projection. Played with a pick, you access more of the high end mids for a great attack, played fingerstyle, the L-1 responds beautifully – you engage all of that sweet Mahogany tone for warm, round notes. The look is classic – aged vintage sunburst finish, fully bound body, Rosewood fingerboard, Ebony pyramid bridge, and Kluson deluxe tuners. The guitar is in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs, and very little wear for a 28 year old guitar. It comes in a non original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.