1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior + HSC

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior + HSC

Gibson |  1960lpjr4

Minor issue and a bit of wear helps keep the price down on this superb, lightweight 1960 LP Junior with the 59 neck profile that everyone yearns for...

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Have we ever said we love LP Juniors…?

This is a 1960 version of the double cut Les Paul Junior. Interestingly, the specs imply an early example as it has all the 1959 appointments, including that classic 59 neck but the serial number suggest its later.

The faded, all original cherry red finish looks the part without a doubt. There is plenty of tasteful wear giving this just the right look. The back of the headstock has received a more recent clear coat at some stage though thankfully the face was left alone. This was probably done to help disguise screw holes from other tuners that have been on at some stage. Elsewhere there is evidence of what we believe to be vinyl burn on the sides from being left in a case for extended periods.

The neck is worn comfortably with the fretboard and frets showing signs of use but nothing too serious. There is no evidence of breaks anywhere.

Hardware and plastics are all correct with the expectant levels of wear to match the finish. Electrically everything is correct with solder joints undisturbed and a good strong P-90 pickup which blows away most amps it is plugged in to.

Its a superbly playing guitar, the correct single line Kluson tuners stop it from being head heavy and the result is a brilliantly balanced machine. Neck is a joy to play with it’s ‘59 profile and it is very resonant when unplugged. Connected to an amp this guitar really comes into its own, once again proving that one pickup is all you’ll ever need.

These guitars are just so much fun to play, if you haven’t experienced the joy of a Junior yet then what are you waiting for… you won’t regret it!

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At a glance

Model: Les Paul Junior Reissuer
Year: 1960
Finish: Cherry

Modifications: Tuners changed at some stage
Repairs: Overspray on back of headstock
Weight: 3.17 Kg

Case: Hardshell case
Fingerboard: Rosewoodd
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single line

Pickups: Correct P90
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: '59 profile
Pots: 2 x Correct 500k




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