1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior + HSC

1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior + HSC

Gibson |  1955lpjrorange  |  1 in stock_level
£6,995

A corker of a LP Junior in beautiful pumpkin burst, just like the 54's, in all original finish. No breaks or repairs or modifications and sporting a big neck and a really light weight....

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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 with a big neck is unlikely to stick around long…

I think you’d agree that this guitar is quite something. The colour of sunburst has a vibrant orange hue that wonderfully contrasts the natural finish 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 some signs of wear. There is 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. Having said that, the bridge has sunk a little on the pickup side. This is a common problem with these earlier examples. In this case it does not adversely affect the intonation, the tuning remains stable and the action is really nice so we would advise to just leave it alone, it has settled, it will not lean anymore and it plays and of course sounds great, just as it is.

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 like this and tone to match 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: 1955
Finish: Sunburst

Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.25 Kg

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

Pickups: Original P90
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 2 x Original 500k Centrelab

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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

Landline: 01242 697607‬

Mobile (please try landline first): 07842 001007

Overseas: +44 (0)1242 697607

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