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The last year of the single cut, here is the 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior and at just 3.18Kg it is a real nice light weight one too.
Born from a desire to provide a no-frills yet well constructed alternative to the company’s other offerings, the Les Paul Junior proved popular with professional as well as students who appreciated primal nature of the instrument. The Single Cut incarnation is held in high regards by many who feel that the larger joint between the neck and the body improves transfer of vibration from the strings and aides sustain. The combined with a single P90 makes for a potent combo.
This one has a few dinks and knocks to give it a little character, giving it that real rock’n’roll feel. The finish has retained most of its vibrancy, with the red layer of the sunburst still visible. The back has its share of mark and the edges showing some wear though again the lacquer still retains its gloss.
The neck too has retained its wonderful glossy finish and although there are marks here they aren’t substantial. The fretboard shows some signs of wear, and a really nice re-fret has made sure that that this is going to be a great playing guitar for years to come. The headstock has inevitably had a few dings along the edges but it really is not too bad at all - have a look at the pictures in our gallery page.
It has had different tuners on at some point in its life, but now wears correct Kluson, single line, strip tuners. The old tuner holes have been professionally filled and touched over. The tailpiece is in good condition and has a nice patina to it. The plastics are in good order too.
Electronically everything is correct and looks great, with the renowned “bumblebee” capacitor dominating the control cavity. The original vintage P90 pickup is still present and sings like a bird or growls like a monster - your choice!
What can we say about these guitars that you won’t already know. Incredibly versatile for an instrument with so few options. The controls are very interactive, coaxing out a wide palette of tones. The neck is very comfortable and combined with the newer frets makes this a very nice guitar to play. These guitars are incredibly popular for a reason.
We can’t get enough of these guitars. They are very popular and never really disappoint in the tone department so get yours before it slips away
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
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