This 1963 Gibson Les Paul Junior is a great, player grade example of an SG body shape Les Paul signature model Junior. As Les Paul and Gibson parted ways for a number of years until the end of the 1960's, this thinner, bevelled edge asymmetrical cut away shape manufactured between '61 and '63 is an interesting and short lived part of Gibson history, that would go on to become better know as the SG model.
The SG Junior followed in the tradition of the Les Paul Junior that went before it, with a versatility that belies its simplicity. Since their introduction in 1954, these no frills, stripped back Junior models 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 guitar is in good condition and has had some changes and repair work over the years. The original Cherry finish shows areas of touch up, and there has previously been a neck heel crack repair, which is perfectly stable. There is also a small crack running down the back of the neck, which has been repaired and had some overspray. The neck is in good condition, and has benefitted from a re-fret that leaves it playing as it should. The profile is a chunky 'C' style shape, and retains the slightly wider 43mm nut width found on Gibson guitars during this period. The original P90 pickup is present and correct, as are the pots, which date to the 41st week of 1962. The tuners and bridge have been replaced with modern reproductions at some point, and there has also been a vibrato or tailpiece previously fitted. This guitar also includes a non original case.
This guitar has been given a full service & appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.