product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


The Orville by Gibson brand was launched in 1988 when Yamano Gakki (Gibson's Japanese distributor) and Gibson decided to expand the Epiphone Japan model range to include solid body models. The Orville brand was used for these new solid body electric guitars, in honour of Gibson's founder Orville Gibson. These models were a step up from the Korean made Epiphone models but cheaper than the Gibson USA guitars. By 1992 the Orville range include electric, bass, acoustic and classical guitars. The Orville brand was discontinued in 1998, when the Epiphone range was epanded.

Source: Orville by Gibson catalogs 1988 - 1992.


Orville by Gibson