In the early post-Norlin era, one of the things Gibson tried was having parts for guitars made in Japan and assembled and set up in the US. These were initially slated to be called the Gibson Nouveau line, a few very early models of some of these have that label, but they were subsequently changed to Epiphone, but as you can see they also say Gibson on the headstock. This particular example has light birdseye maple back and sides. The fretboard is ebony. I kept this one as my office guitar for a while and it plays like butter. The action can be set very low without any buzzing. I’ve never found out what pickup they used for these guitars, but they appear to have a standard size Gibson humbucker with a neck mount bracket. The finish is in superb shape with minimal wear. An Ibanez hardshell case is included. This case fits the guitar like a glove. International buyers, please contact me for shipping options.
SOLD - 1987 Epiphone by Gibson NVJ-SB Archtop with hardshell case