Orville Les Pauls...Flame Top?

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  1. impactblue

    impactblue Member

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    Do Orville make flamed maple top les pauls? The ones I've seen for sale only seem to have plain tops...hmm....
     
  2. Majin GeoDooD

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    Can't recall if I've ever seen a real flame, but they did make plenty of foto-flame tops.
     
  3. wedgehed

    wedgehed Member

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    True.

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  4. triple_vee

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    solid, flamed maple cap on this one (Orville by Gibson)...

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  5. Majin GeoDooD

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    That sure is a nice looking guitar. Is that yours?
     
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    thanks! and yes! :AOK
     
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    I had this one for a while. Foto-flame, big neck, great tone :AOK
     
  9. cyberpunk409

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    i think only the "orville by gibson" ones were REAL flame... im pretty sure the orvilles and epi elitists are veneer

    ("photoflame" is not a good term to use, as it indicates something other than wood has been added to the top to make it appear flame. "veneer" implies that a REAL slice of flame maple, although extremely thin, has been applied... as in these cases)
     
  10. swimrunner

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    orville is veneer or photo-flame
    orville by gibson is veneer or sometimes solid
    epiphone elitist is always solid
     

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