1957 Gibson Les Paul TV Model

1957 Gibson Les Paul TV Model

Gibson's Les Paul TV Model was officially offered in the 1956 catalog but was listed next to the Special instead of the similarly appointed Junior. Shipping records for the time period indicate that 552 TV Models were produced in 1957 compared to 1,452 Specials and 2,959 Juniors (not including 3/4…
1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Gibson's Les Paul Custom model was reintroduced in 1968 and retained many of the desirable features that the 1950s guitars had. Unlike the 50s Custom, the 1969 version featured a carved Maple cap over a one piece Mahogany body instead of a solid Mahogany body throughout. The Les Paul Custom…
1992 Gibson Les Paul Classic Left Handed

1992 Gibson Les Paul Classic Left Handed

Gibson's Les Paul Classic model debuted in 1990 at a few hundred dollars more than the Standard at the time. Vintage minded Les Paul players soon noticed that the Classic was ever so slightly closer to the original LP than even the '59 Reissue which at the time listed at…
1962 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1962 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson's Les Paul Junior model was introduced in 1954 as an entry level student model electric guitar. It wasn't until the 1970s that the Jr kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. With a solid Mahogany body, one…
1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson's Les Paul Junior model was introduced in 1954 as an entry level student model electric guitar. It wasn't until the late 1960s that the Junior kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. The Junior is known for…
1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson's Les Paul Junior model was introduced in 1954 as an entry level student model electric guitar. It wasn't until the 1970s that the Jr kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. With a solid Mahogany body, one…
1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson's Les Paul Junior model was introduced in 1954 as an entry level student model electric guitar. It wasn't until the 1970s that the Jr kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. With a solid Mahogany body, one…
1957 Gibson Les Paul Special

1957 Gibson Les Paul Special

Gibson's Les Paul Special model, introduced in 1955, was the next trim level offered in the Les Paul line after the Model (Standard) in 1952, and the Junior/TV model and Custom in 1954. The Special utilized the Junior's solid Mahogany body with single cutaway shape but was finished in what Gibson…
1961 Gibson ES-330td

1961 Gibson ES-330td

From the Gibson catalog, 1960: "A wonderful instrument with truly magical tone available in single and double pickup models. The double cutaway body and thin silhouette make it wonderfully easy to hold and play." High praise from the company simultaneously manufacturing the Les Paul Standard and ES-335td. An ES-330td in…