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…
SG or Les Paul?

SG or Les Paul?

We posted this graphic on our Facebook page to highlight a little known fact about the transition from "Les Paul" to "SG". Gibson Special model was the first in the line of Junior, Special, Standard, and Custom to lose the Les Paul model name and signature on the headstock. It…
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…
Enjoying every minute with this 1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr!

Enjoying every minute with this 1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr!

  This is another one that I'm so tempted to keep! This 1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr has just come out of retirement and is ready for another life in music. I'm amazed how these old gems were so well made back in 1957 that a simple cleaning and set…
Coming Soon: 1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr!

Coming Soon: 1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr!

This 1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr has just emerged from a storage unit in the north west US after decades of neglect. It's possible that the broken jack plate and bent G tuner were the only things that led to its neglect. Those are common problems with Les Pauls and…
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…
1952 Gibson Les Paul Model

1952 Gibson Les Paul Model

The vintage guitar pictured below is a clean 1952 Gibson Les Paul Model, often referred to as a gold top. The Les Paul was Gibson's first solid body electric guitar meant for Spanish style playing (or standard, when compared with Hawaiian style with a slide). Gibson began building the Les Paul to…
Clean Vintage 1969 Gibson Les Paul

Clean Vintage 1969 Gibson Les Paul

This vintage guitar is brought to you by my friend Robbie at Blue Sky Guitars: a clean 1969 Gibson Les Paul goldtop from just after their reintroduction. It's got the original case with case candy. This is a true collectible guitar package!   Possibly the most pristine 1969 Gibson Les Paul…
2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Neck Plus Top

2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Neck Plus Top

The Les Paul has been in production in some form since 1952 with a short hiatus from 1963 to 1968. The new Gibson company has been building the Les Paul in their Nashville plant since 1984. In 2002, Gibson began offering the Les Paul Standard with either a larger 50s…