In 1954, the Les Paul Junior was introduced, intended to be a budget model; a guitar meant for students. But the simplicity and raw power of the instrument soon caught the attention of more accomplished guitarists, and suddenly the Les Paul Junior was all anyone wanted to play. 66 years later, and they're still at the top of everyone's list! The Gibson Custom Shop has faithfully recreated this powerhouse of tone using top-quality solid mahogany and vintage-style wiring to do justice to the original Juniors. But buyer beware: like Gibson says, this may be the one that ruins you!
In guitar lingo, being "ruined" is when you play something so good, there's no going back to what you once had. No Gibson guitar has evoked this expression more than the Les Paul Junior. In the 1950s it was sold as a student/budget model -- as simple as a set-neck electric guitar could be. But after a while, the humble Les Paul Junior caught the ear of professional guitarists who appreciated its sonic purity and minimalist components. Gibson Custom Shop has proudly kept the recipe the same for this Historic Reissue. From the solid mahogany and hide glue construction to the vintage-style wiring, the classic Les Paul Junior is back...and ready to "ruin" you.
|Model:||Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Junior Vintage|
|Material:||1-Piece Solid Mahogany|
Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
|Finish:||Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)|
Indian Rosewood/Hide Glue Fit, 12" (304.8 mm)
|Frets (Number and Size):||22, Authentic Medium Jumbo|
|Nut (Material and Width):||
Nylon, 1.687" (42.85 mm)
24.75" (62.865 cm)
|Pickups:||Custom Dog-Ear P90|
CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitor
|Control Knobs:||Gold Top Hats|
Custom Shop Hardshell Case, COA Booklet