I believe Gibson made a version as well. Solid Spruce Top means some serious money went into making this baby. Although at some stage of its life its head a headstock repair. Scroll down to see how much it sold for. Here's the blurb from the seller.
You are Bidding on a 1965 Epiphone Howard Roberts Electric Guitar.
This '65 Epiphone Howard Roberts guitar is in excellent condition, and super rare - 1 of only 42 in 1965! Features a beautiful carved spruce top, figured maple back, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and adjustable bridge, slotted-block inlays, nickel tailpiece and "waffle-back" tuners, and the original crack-free pickguard. The mini-humbucker at the neck position delivers fantastic jazz tone, and reads 7.14. This guitar is super clean, with only minor play wear and a little checking, to be expected of an almost 50 year old instrument. As shown in the blacklight pic, there was a small minor repair on the front of the bass side edge of the headstock, but this does not go through to the back, nor does it affect the structural integrity of the guitar. This guitar sounds incredible, and is truly a pleasure to play, one of those guitars you just don't ever want to put down! This model is exceedingly rare, and this example would make a wonderful addition to any player or collector's arsenal.
This guitar will come complete with the original Gibson hardshell case.
VINTAGE 1965 EPIPHONE HOWARD ROBERTS ELECTRIC GUITAR
w/ ORIGINAL HARDSHELL CASE NO RESERVE!!!
Item condition: --
Ended: Feb 16, 201113:43:33 PST
Bid history: 24 bids
Winning bid: US $1,633.08