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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 seems to be more orange than you’d expect. The finish has faded, lightening the dark brown around the edge revealing the reder hue. This combined with the way that the checking has taken on the red colour gives it much more of an orange look.
There are a few scratches and bumps to the finish on the front and back though finish still has a wonderfully sheen. The grain pattern of the back is also noteworthy as the lightening of the finish has really revealed it. The lacquer on the neck has had a few minor knocks but again still retains that glossy finish, the mahogany grain showcased beautifully here. As is quite common with these first and second year Juniors, the neck may have had some work done on it at some point, probably a reset for better playing angle, but there are no cracks anywhere.
The fretboard is in good shape though there are a little signs of pitting especially round the first few frets. The frets still have some life left in them.
The logo is still strong on the headstock which shows the odd knock but nothing too serious. The tuners are correct but the buttons have been replaced due to shrinkage..
The plastics are in very good condition and the electronics are untouched. There is some damage to the lacquer around the treble side of the bridge but there is no sign that it is anything more than superficial. There are no issues with tuning stability and whatever bridge lean seems to have been fixed OK.
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.
This guitar could fell tall buildings in the wrong hands. Anyone who’s played one will testify that the right one paired with the right amp is a wondrous thing. This guitar is such a guitar The controls are very responsive offering everything from subtle to blow your head off just at the turn of a dial. 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.
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
ATB Guitars (By appointment please) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom
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