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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1959

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The Gibson Les Paul Junior was introduced in 1954 as a single cutaway slab bodied design, essentially a Les Paul without the carved Maple (or Mahogany, in the case of the Custom) cap. Intended as an entry level model, it carried a single P-90 pickup and very little decoration. Halfway through 1958, the body was altered to a double-cutaway layout giving almost unrestricted to the entire fretboard.

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Les Paul Junior of the double-cut variety, built during 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Aside from a recent re-fret, this great guitar appears to be in original condition, though it does not have its original case. The body and neck are two single pieces of Honduran Mahogany, except for small extra pieces for the outside edges of the headstock. The fingerboard is Rosewood, which at the time meant Brazilian Rosewood, even on entry level models. The tuners, stop-bar bridge, single P90 pickup, pots and tone control capacitor are all original to this guitar.

The recent re-fret also included a full setup, so this guitar plays very well and is ready to go!

The case is not original, though it’s likely of the original type. Many of these entry-level models were fibre – meaning faux-gator cardboard. The included case is a later Japanese version that the owner has used since obtaining the guitar.


Price: $11,500.00 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Junior
  • Year: 1959
  • Finish Cherry
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 925257, build during 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 22/03/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Soft case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.876lbs 3.58kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 42.68mm 1.680in
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