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 P-90 pickup and wrap tail piece, the Jr does it all from clean to dirty. The Jr is known for superior resonance and sustain because of its simple design and lack of magnetic pull from a neck pickup to slow the vibration of the string. The single cutaway Junior models from 1957-1958 benefit from an improved bridge position as compared to earlier models that suffer from leaning bridges as a result of placement/shallow bridge studs. The Les Paul Jr has been been played professionally by: Leslie West, Johnny Two Bags, John Lennon, Mick Jones, Peter Frampton, Billie Joe Armstrong and many more. Every Gibson collector and player should have a Junior in their arsenal.
We are thrilled to offer this near mint, totally uncirculated 1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior with original case, strap, string box, and Gibson brand picks. All parts are original to the guitar except the strings and the buttons on the tuners (machines original). We’ve done nothing but clean the guitar, replace the buttons, restring, and setup. It required no repair and shows no evidence of any prior repairs. The guitar came to us after being found in the closet of a dirty old house that was being cleaned out for renovation (ask about the matching amplifier and shipping box that we got with it!). It’s ready for the collection but would be just as home on stage or in the studio.