Probably one of the cheapest 59 Les Pauls out there right now and a real scorcher too...
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From that classic Gibson year, a 1959 Les Paul Junior.
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. Introduced towards the end of 1958, the Double Cut design added better upper fret access to the neck and the cherry finish gave the guitar a fresh look for the coming decade.
Classic pairing of mahogany and cherry finish in a killer package. The top has faded a fair bit to a rusty brown colour, and there are a few marks on the body. The finish has checked beautifully, giving this guitar a classic look.
This example was allegedly owned by Huey Morgan of the fun Loving’ Criminals, and as such bears the marks of the road… most significant is a typical Gibson headstock break, but this has been well repaired. The neck has that classic ‘59 neck profile that seems to sit in the ‘goldilocks zone’ of not too big or not too small; always just right. There is some decent wear across the back of the neck, but nothing that gets in the way of playing. The fretboard is free of any heavy wear and the frets have plenty of life left in them. Tuners have been replaced with newer Kluson.
The tortoiseshell pickguard, knobs, and pickup are in great shape. The tailpiece has been replaced for newer compensated example, allowing for unusually accurate intonation for a Junior!
Electrically everything is correct and the solder joints are undisturbed and you get a stunning, hot vintage P-90 pickup that will smoke its way through any competition.
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. These guitars are incredibly popular for a reason.
Looking for a foot on the vintage guitar ladder, a great sounding guitar or both, you can’t go far wrong with this Les Paul Junior. But hurry, at this price, it won’t be here long.
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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