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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 striking birdseye maple back and sides. The fretboard is ebony. 

It has just had a professional fret dressing and setup by master luthier Darrell Guinn and plays like butter. 

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. 

There are a few small dents and a tiny finish chip. All of these have been clearly shown in the pictures. 

The original hardshell case is included. 

Free shipping in the continental US. 

International buyers, please contact me for shipping options.

SOLD - 1987 Gibson by Epiphone NVJ-N

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