1954 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1954 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson |  1954lpjr  |  1 in stock

Plug in and rock out... This is a nice and cool, ever popular LP Junior from the first year of manufacture

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A defining voice in Rock n Roll history, these classic single cut Les Paul Juniors are always popular with our customers and this superb, light weight example is unlikely to stick around long…

I think you’d agree that this guitar has the look. The colour of sunburst is vibrant, still retaining that red layer, that wonderfully contrasting the natural finish on the back. There are a few scratches to the finish on the front and back though finish still has a wonderfully sheen. The neck has a few minor knocks but again still retains that glossy finish, the mahogany grain showcased beautifully here.

When the guitar arrived here at ATB we found that the glue at the neck joint had failed and that the neck had popped free of the body. This was a clean separation with no breaks or cracks so was an easy repair, the work carried out by Neil Ivison of Ivison Guitars. There is also a narrow patch at the join on the bass side has been filled and then blended into the finish. We have not seen anything like this before - it is as if not enough glue was applied and the factory and it just popped out. As there is no tenon on these early necks, there was no damage at all.

The fretboard is in good shape and a previous refret has made this a great playing guitar.

The plastics have some scratches and the electronics are untouched. In addition, there is no sign that any work has been carried out on the bridge which can sometimes be the case with juniors.

The guitar comes with a hardshell case that is non original, sadly far to many of the croc skin original cardboard cases have now disntergrated.

As those of you who have played these guitars will testify, there is a certain gravitas to the tone of these instruments. Paired with the right amp, it will make you question why you need any other guitar. The controls are very responsive offering a wide palette of sonic options. This is a great sounding junior.

Everyone should try a Junior and this one should not be passed over. Looks and tone is always a winning combination at ATB Guitars, so grab this one whilst you can.

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At a glance

Model: Les Paul Junior
Year: 1954
Finish: Sunburst

Modifications: re-fret
Repairs: Neck re-glued
Weight: 3.44 Kg

Case: Hardshell case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single Line 'Butterbean' tuners

Pickups: Correct P90 pickup
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 2 x Correct 250k CTS




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ATB Guitars, 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom