From a current E-Bay auction: The guitar does not have a long tenon and it does not have a serial number. The serial number was a sticker, that started with a "K". All Orville's are made in Japan, including the guitars with a "K" in the serial number. The proof is easy to obtain, by simply calling Gibson on the phone. I also challenged many of the sellers claiming the guitars were made in Korea. Not one could provide any documentation. because it's just a rumor, they are all Japanese. This information can also be confirmed by contacting Gibson USA 1-800-444-2766 I'm pretty sure this guy doesn't know what he's talking about but the "I contacted Gibson" angle is shrewd. If I recall correctly, Tony Bacon's book on the Les Paul states that some were made, or at least assembled & finished, in Korea. What do you guys (Lestercollector, Whitehall, etc) think about this?