Probably one of the nicest and best playing 1955 Les Paul Juniors we have had here. And we have had quite a few...
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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 is quite something. The colour of sunburst is still strong, the outer edges of the burst retaining a dark finish that you can see also on the back. There are a few minor dings but nothing serious, the lustrous sheen of a new instrument preserved. The neck has a few minor knocks but again still retains that glossy finish, the mahogany grain showcased beautifully here. The fretboard and frets show very little signs of wear. There is still plenty of life left in them.
The plastics, as you’d imagine, are a in great shape 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 from this period. Action is nice and low with little or no bridge leaning and there is still room for the action to come down even more. This is rare for a ‘55 Junior!
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 and has a healthy pickup output that takes you a bit by surprise.
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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