Description

Lovely lovely example, she's a Featherweight Beautiful Vintage 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior. Super clean Excellent minus 100% original condition and every atom (save one screw, see below!) as she came from 225 Parsons street in Kalamazoo Michigan 60 years ago. This beautiful sunburst guitar has that special tone sound, thick-necked playability, and is so light and resonant with that super solid feeling of perfectly weighted unified oneness of purpose, structure, tone and feel.

Characteristic very light finish checking,chipping,and edge rub on the body but nothing major and very nice overall. Sunburst is vibrant and unfaded and she has a nice dark stain on the body neck, and peghead back. Very limited and light play and the neck, Brazilian fretboard, and frets near pristine. Peghead is lovely with original buttons.

Serial is 5 5389 and there is one screw close to the heel that fills the hole left by a strap button install and my thought was to leave that up to the new owner to fill, plug, or ignore as you wish.

Hyperbole on, at 5 Lbs. 15 ozs. this is one of the lightest Les Paul Juniors ever seen and may even hold some sort of featherweight award for the lightest one ever discovered! Maybe it's that fine Colorado air that has done such a fine job of air drying what was wrought back in humid old Michigan. In any case the lightweight solidity and resonance of these two pieces of Hamogany (sic) exists as a unified whole that just plays and resonates like crazy and the P-90 roars. Many poems and sonnets have been written about these and this example will serve to bring eloquence and rock n' roll to her new owner!
You can always call for a friendly and detailed in-hand and we can yak!
We all know how rare these are and so pleased to present it here for you guys - I love this stuff too! Call if you have any questions. You won't be sending this one back!


This item will ship in a a carton weighing approximately 19 lbs and measuring 49 x 18 x 8 inches originating from Boulder Colorado 80305. Domestic shipping is shown in the shipping calculator in this listing. For items over $1000, there may be additional insurance and we will invoice you after the listing ends and always welcome your calls and questions to 720-209-9935.

Year Condition Color Case
1955 Excellent Sunburst None

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