The Les Paul Junior is an example of simplicity at its finest. Since their introduction in 1954, these no frills, stripped back solid body guitars have been a go to for players of all different kinds, with a tone and playability that makes them far more versatile than their simple design would have you believe. This 1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior is a fantastic example with a tone that is up there with the best we've heard from one of these guitars.
Featuring a slab Mahogany body finished in a two tone Sunburst, this guitar is in excellent condition with just the right amount of wear and patina to the finish. The original dog ear P90 pickup has plenty of bite and growl, and the kind of clarity and articulation that makes a good P90 a thing of beauty, with crisp cutting tones when played nearer the bridge and a distinctly richer tone when played nearer the neck.
This guitar also features its original wrap around bridge, which in 1956 saw the threaded post length further sunk in to the body and the pickup pushed slightly further forward from it, meaning there are no issues with post lean or tear out of the wood around the posts as can be seen on earlier Les Paul Juniors. The electronics are original, including an original bumblebee capacitor and Centralab pots that date to the 13th week of '57. The tuners have been changed for aged Kluson equivalents, and the control knobs are later reflector style.
This guitar has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty. It also includes a period correct croc skin chipboard case.