Summary: A great-playing, early example with tons of character.
Body: Mahogany single cutaway slab body. Yellow to brown sunburst finished top, brown back and neck finish. Gibson logo and "Les Paul Junior" silkscreened on peghead in gold
Neck: One-piece mahogany. Rosewood fretboard with dot fret inlays. Bone nut. 24.75” scale.
Pickups/Hardware: 1 soapbar P-90 pickup with black cover. Stud tailpiece/bridge combo. Kluson three-in-line strip tuners with plastic buttons. One volume and one tone control with gold top-hat knobs. Single-ply black pickguard.
Cosmetics: This guitar is in very good condition for its age with no cracks, breaks or separations. The finish has developed some of the more interesting crazing we’ve seen: a kind of ripple effect where it seems expansion and contraction has caused the nitrocellulose to push up upon itself. Lots of vibe! There is finish wear on the body edges and along the neck that goes down to the wood in places, and various small dings and scratches. Wear to the finish around the tuners that suggests that at one point a different set was installed and then the originals were put back on. The tuners show oxidation, and the buttons have shrunk, but are stable and functional.
Playability: Playability is excellent on this guitar, with low action, good intonation, and no buzz or dead spots. The neck has a comfortable mid-sized carve—not too thin, not too fat. The P90 is a real screamer, a little brighter-voiced than some, and remains punchy and articulate when slathered with gain.
Weight: 7 lbs, 4 oz.
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