1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior + HSC

1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior + HSC

Gibson |  55lpjr82

A rare 1955 Les Paul Junior with no bridge issues and no cracking by the bridge! This is something you do not see every day...

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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 very nice indeed, some would say classic. 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 as it has not lead a case queen existence but nothing serious. The neck has a few minor knocks but again still retains that glossy finish, the mahogany grain showcased beautifully here. The fretboard and original frets show just a little sign of wear but here 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 disintegrated. Tuners are Kluson single line types from a few years later than 1955.

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.

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At a glance

Model: Les Paul Junior
Year: 1955
Finish: Original Sunburst

Modifications: Later Kluson tuners
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.39 Kg

Case: Non original hard case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Single line Klusons probably from early mid 60's

Pickups: Original P-90
Hardware: Correct Nickel and Rosewood
Neck Profile: Chunky C '58 profile'
Pots: Original 500k




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