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1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior (SOLD)

Price: CDN $5999.99
US Price: US $4778.20
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Vintage
S/N: 510776, dates to 1955 and built at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Gibson, like most other guitar companies, has constantly sought ways to widen their market. The Gibson Les Paul Junior was introduced in 1954 to bring the Les Paul name to a lower price point.

The early Gibson Les Paul Junior featured a single-cutaway mahogany slab body and mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, and a single P-90 pickup near the wraparound bridge. Strip-mounted Kluson tuners, a single volume and tone control, a side-mounted output jack and strap pins completed the hardware. In 1958, the body changed to a double cutaway. The available finish to 1958 was the sunburst seen here; in 1958 a cherry finish appeared.

This example of the 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior production is in remarkably good condition. It has a fair amount of natural lacquer checking, and some small dents and scratches on the body and neck. It has been refretted, and the tuners have been replaced with a vintage-style set - the originals are in the case.

A non-original hard shell case is included. The original case for this guitar would have been a fibre case - that is, cardboard with a faux-alligator finish.

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