The Orville Collection

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Epiphone Orville Headstock
Epiphone Orville Headstock

Orville H. Gibson (August 21, 1856, Chateaugay, New York - August 21, 1918, Ogdensburg, New York) was a luthier who founded the Gibson Guitar Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1896, makers of guitars, mandolins and other instruments.

The Orville Collection was designed in cooperation with USA and inspired by the 1894 Gibson Orville guitar.

"Given the ties between Epiphone & Gibson, it was not long before Epiphone designers discovered some original designs which had been previously unavailable for nearly a century. The Epiphone Orville series brings back these designs which include the classic peghead shape and the "star & crescent" inlay of an original 1894 Orville Gibson guitar".

- Epiphone 1991


Contents

Models


EO-1

Epiphone EO-1
Epiphone EO-1
Epiphone EO-1
Epiphone EO-1
Epiphone EO-1
Epiphone EO-1
  • 1991-1992

Body:

  • Laminated spruce top
  • Select mahogany sides
  • Arched mahogany back
  • Hand-Trimmed Epi-X bracing

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with Slim-Taper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Rounded Orville Gibson headstock with gold Star & Crescent logo
  • 21 frets
  • 25" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-plybody
  • 1-ply neck & headstock
  • 9-ply single-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • Piezo Pickup
  • Epiphonic-V Active Parametric Equalizer & Pre-Amp
  • Low-Z & Hi-Z outputs

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Die-Cast tuners
  • Compensated saddle

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



EO-2

Epiphone EO-2
Epiphone EO-2
Epiphone EO-2 Butterfly Inlay Epiphone EO-2
Epiphone EO-2 Butterfly Inlay
Epiphone EO-2
  • 1991-1992
Epiphone EO-2
Epiphone EO-2

Body:

  • Venetian single-cutaway design
  • Arched walnut top & back
  • Walnut sides
  • Hand-Trimmed Epi-X bracing
  • Original 1894 Orville Gibson Butterfly Pattern on body

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with Slim-Taper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Rounded Orville Gibson headstock with Star & Crescent logo
  • 21 frets
  • 25" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply bidy
  • 1-ply neck & headstock
  • 4-ply single-ring soundhole

Electronics:

  • Piezo Pickup
  • Epiphonic-V Active Parametric Equalizer & Pre-Amp

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Die-Cast tuners
  • Compensated saddle

Colors:

  • Antique Sunburst
  • Ebony



PR-775S/SE/12/12E Orville

Epiphone PR-775 Orville
Epiphone PR-775S & 775-12 Orville
Epiphone PR-775 Orville Headstock
Epiphone PR-775S & 775-12 Orville Headstock
  • 1990-1991
  • 6 and 12-string configurations
  • Acoustic/Electric version (SE & 12E)

Body:

  • Square-shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Solid spruce top (775-S)
  • Laminated spruce top (775-12)
  • Rosewood back & sides
  • Hand scalloped Epi-X bracing

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Clipped-ear headstock with rosewood veneer
  • Gold Orville crescent & star inlay on headstock
  • Rosewood fingerboard with abalone & pearl V-block inlays
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • 25" scale
  • 1.68" (6-String)
  • 1.875" (12-String)

Binding:

  • 7-ply body biding with abalone accents
  • Single-ply neck & headstock binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring Abalone accented rosette
  • Inlaid marquetry back stripes

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with uncompensated plastic saddle
  • White bridge pins with black dots
  • Tortoise shell or black teardrop pickguard
  • Stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)

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