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❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue Sunburst, 2007


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Built in the Nashville Custom Shop, the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue is a faithful recreation of a simple yet surprisingly versatile instrument.

Launched in 1954 as an entry level, student model with a single cutaway and single P90 pickup, the Les Paul Junior had its first major revision in 1958 with a second cutaway to the body. In 1961, the body changed again to the new ‘SG’ design, in 1963 the name changed to SG Junior, and it was finally discontinued in 1971.

This Gibson 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue is in very good, clean and original condition with the exception of a practical, reversible swap of the plain wraparound bridge / tailpiece for a ‘stairstep’ model allowing for better intonation; the original part is in the case’s neck pocket. There is a small pressure mark to the finish behind the bass end of the tailpiece.

Sold with the original black Gibson Custom arched top hard shell ‘Case made in Canada’ by TKL, containing the Certificate of Authenticity, truss rod adjuster, other printed materials and the original stop-tail bridge.

Here’s the builder on the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue

“In guitar lingo, being “ruined” is when you play something so good, there’s no going back to what you once had. No Gibson guitar has evoked this expression more than the Les Paul Junior.

In the 1950s it was sold as a student/budget model — as simple as a set-neck electric guitar could be. But after a while, the humble Les Paul Junior caught the ear of professional guitarists who appreciated its sonic purity and minimalist components.

Gibson Custom Shop has proudly kept the recipe the same for this Historic Reissue. From the solid mahogany and hide glue construction to the vintage-style wiring, the classic Les Paul Junior is back…and ready to “ruin” you.”

Gibson 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue Specifications:

  • Body Style: Les Paul
  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Body Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Neck Profile: 50s Rounded Medium C
  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count: 22
  • Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 42.85 mm / 1.687 in
  • End Of Board Width: 56.89 mm / 2.239 in
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: Wraparound
  • Tailpiece: Wraparound
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Truss Rod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
  • Truss Rod Cover: Single-ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats
  • Switch Tip: Amber
  • Jack Plate Cover: Black Multi-Ply
  • Control Covers: Brown
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Pickup Covers: Black Dog-Ear P-90
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Dog-Ear P90
  • Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitor
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity Booklet

Price: $3,250.00 CAD $4,000.00 CAD
  • Model: 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue
  • Year: 2007
  • Finish Vintage Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 7 9499, built during 2007 at the Gibson Nashville Custom Shop
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 21/04/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.128lbs 3.24kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.7in 43.18mm
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