Epiphone Guitar announced the release of the Limited Edition Roy Orbison 12-String Signature Acoustic model. Produced in cooperation with the legendary singer/songwriter Roy Orbison’s estate, the model is based upon Roy’s own 1962 Epiphone “Bard” 12-string acoustic guitar. Orbison used his original Epiphone acoustic to write and perform many of his most well-known songs including perhaps his biggest hit, “Oh, Pretty Woman.”
A faithful reproduction of the 1962 Bard, this rich sounding 12-string features a solid spruce top with hand-scalloped bracing, a solid mahogany back, a rosewood 12-string bridge and vintage tuners. As an added touch of authenticity, Epiphone adds the a replica of the original blue rectangular sound hole label used during the famous Kalamazoo, MI years.
For this limited edition release, the back of the guitar’s headstock includes a replica of Roy Orbison’s signature and the notation for the first measure of the famous song’s introduction riff. Also included is a hard case with Roy’s signature and “sunglass” icon on it, a certificate of authenticity hand signed by Barbara Orbison and Roy’s son Roy Orbison Jr., a black and white photo of Roy with his original Epiphone Bard 12-string, a sunglass lapel pin and a copy of the “Oh Pretty Woman” sheet music. The certificate and photo come in a leatherette presentation binder.
Top Material: Solid Spruce with hand-scalloped bracing
Back Material: Solid Mahogany
Side Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960’s SlimTaper(TM)
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 25.5 in.
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid “DOT” inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 14 in.
Frets: 20; medium
Binding: Multi-Binding on body
Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise with foil “E”
Bridge: Rosewood; Reverse-belly 12-string
Nut Width: 1-3/4 in.
Estimate Price: $799.00
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