1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior Sunburst

by Gibson
SKU SN:612626
1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior Sunburst, Here we have a 1956 Les Paul Junior, the bare bones edition of the flagship electric. The single pickup is actually the drawcard for this guitar, one that goes by mostly undetected.  The absence of a neck pickup means the strings vibrate unrestrained by a magnet at the neck position, giving the guitar it’s trademark sustain.

The Gibson Les Paul junior is an absolute workhorse, slab mahogany body, full 50s mahogany neck with a Brazilian rosewood fretboard and the magical P90, a single volume and tone control are mounted on a beautifully curved guard. Minimal body routes mean the junior carries more mahogany for its size, but the absence of a maple cap gives it less weight.

The Junior is often overlooked for its bigger brother, but in my opinion, plays and sounds just as fine.
The Juniors are sleeper guitars, every bit as vintage and every bit as collectible as any Les Paul guitar made in the 50s, but for the meantime their street value still reflects their utility value.

All original with original case and some scars that come from being a great sounding guitar, nothing structural, just a few bumps and scratches to show that it has been played. This is not a guitar to lock away, it needs to be enjoyed.

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Purchased this item as a gift for my boyfriend as he is currently doing his music. Awesome gift, he loved it, hard to find a good music store on after purchase for this price. Delivery quick. Thank You.

Nomad temperature and humidity meter for guitar

Very good buy. Meter is accurate tested against a more expensive home meter. A plus for acoustic guitar owners concerned about humidity damage to their instruments. Highly recommended for use on higher end acoustic instruments.


Nice, seems to be well made, was a gift for a child

Otem was returned

Faulty marked item not in new condition was returned.

Exactly as it appears

This is The Book they used in band across ACT schools for the '90s kids. It is what it says it is. If you know that book, and you are looking for it, this is where it is. Here you go.