Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)
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Gibson 2008 "The Orville" Mandolin (used)

Regular price $39,000.00 Save $-39,000.00
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Only 1 items in stock!
Only one EVER made "The Orville" Mandolin 

This mandolin was recently released from a private collection where it was never played. Comes with original paperwork and case. 

Description from Gibson:

The mandolins of today are very different from the models of the 1800s, and Orville Gibson – who revolutionized the instrument’s design, appearance and construction – is the reason why. Now, the new Orville Mandolin from Gibson Original Acoustic Instruments honors his enormous impact with an elegance and artistry that befits Orville Gibson’s renowned legacy.

Topped with a soundboard of solid black spruce cut from a tree that grew in the cemetery where he is buried, the new Orville Mandolin is made in the F-Style, and with the utmost skill and attention to detail. It features a solid one-piece quilted maple back and figured maple sides, all constructed using hot hide glue. The figured maple neck sports an ebony fingerboard with 29 frets (including extension) and a pearl nut. The elaborate mother of pearl inlays, which echo traditional work on high-end Gibson instruments of the past, include a star and floral vine inlay on the peghead, new pattern “vine” inlay with a star and crescent on the fingerboard, and a floral inlay with an Orville portrait and signature on the bound, three-ply tortoise pickguard. Gold Arrow-Point Waverly tuners with inlaid Handel buttons further grace the peghead, while an engraved gold tailpiece adorns the tail. Three-ply binding surrounds the body, allowing the straight, narrow grain of the rare black spruce top to shine through a simple nitrocellulose lacquer finish in Vintage Autumn Amber.

The entirety of this one-of-a-kind beauty is protected by an embossed leather Gibson hardshell case. A stunning creation, a genuine exclusive and true “one and only”, and a collector’s piece of the highest order, the Orville Mandolin is the finest tribute ever offered to the man who revolutionized the instrument. 

 

Full specs:

Body

  • Solid Black Spruce top from Morningside Cemetery where Orville Gibson is buried
  • Solid one-piece quilted maple back
  • Figured maple rim (sides)
  • Unbound f-holes
  • Tone bar bracing
  • Three-ply top binding
  • Three-ply back binding 

Neck

  • Figured maple neck with rounded profile
  • “Star and Floral Vine” peghead inlay
  • Single-ply peghead binding
  • Single-action truss rod
  • Engraved brass truss rod cover

 

Fingerboard

  • Ebony fingerboard with Orvillesque “Star and Crescent/Vine” inlay
  • 13 29/32-inch scale length
  • 29 frets, with fingerboard extension
  • Single-ply binding
  • Pearl nut
  • 1 3/16-inch nut width 

Hardware

  • Adjustable ebony bridge
  • Gold tailpiece engraved “The Gibson”
  • Gold “Arrow-Point” Waverly tuners with inlaid Handel buttons
  • Three-ply bound tortoise pickguard with inlay, Orville Gibson portrait and signature

 

Finish

  • Vintage Autumn Amber
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer
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*Photos shown are of the actual mandolin for sale.