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 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior Double Cut is a fantastic example of the double cutaway design from their first year of production.
Featuring a slab Mahogany, square edged body finished in Cherry, this guitar is in excellent condition with just the right amount of wear and patina to the finish. As is common, the top has faded, while the back features a much deeper red.
The original dog ear P90 pickup is present and correct, with these early '58 Double Cut Juniors having an unusual quirk compared to later models. Juniors with 4 digit serial numbers from '58 features a soapbar pickup under a dog ear cover, that was sanded down and routed by Gibson to accommodate for a shallower neck angle on these models. This is a feature unique to this run of instruments from this time, which sounds every bit as good as the dog ear pickup would have, with all of the same bite and growl.
This guitar also features its original wrap around bridge and pickguard, although the original tuners and electronics have been replaced. This guitar has also had a refret at some point in its life, and the pickup cavity has also been slightly routed to accommodate the depth of the soapbar pickup.