1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

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Nicely priced, 1957 Les Paul Junior with no structural or finish issues and original electrics... What is not to like?

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We sell so many of these at ATB Guitars and for very good reason too…

A defining voice in Rock n Roll history, these classic single cut Les Paul Juniors are always popular with our customers and this nicely priced, decent 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 both layers, that wonderfully contrast 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.

This is nicely priced as a semi player due to two issues - it has had other tuners on at some stage which has left impressions on the headstock (see pics), repros are on there now. Plus the bridge has been replaced for a later, aged, Historic item.

The good news is this is a ‘57 so unlike earlier incarnations you have no neck angle issues and no leaning bridge pins with unsightly repairs. The fretboard is in good shape and the original frets do actually have some decent life in them.

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 area or the neck which can sometimes be the case with these.

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: 1957
Finish: Original Sunburst

Modifications: Replaced bridge, different tuners
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.59 Kg

Case: None
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Kluson Single Line repros

Pickups: Original P-90
Hardware: Nickel
Neck Profile: chunky C
Pots: Correct 1957




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