One of the Very Last 'Double-Cut' Les Paul Juniors.
1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior.
This super light guitar weighs just 7.20 lbs. One-piece 12 3/4 inch wide, 1 5/8 inch thick, double-cutaway solid mahogany body with rounded edges. One-piece mahogany neck with a nice fat nut width of 1 11/16 inches, a very comfortable medium profile and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with "Gibson" logo and "Les Paul / Junior" silk-screened in gold. Black plastic bell-shaped truss-rod cover with two screws. Closed-back single-line Kluson Deluxe strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. Serial number stamped in blind on the back of the headstock. One really hot black P-90 pickup with an output of 7.98k. Black plastic pickup cover stamped on the underside "UC - 450 - 1 / 1". Single-ply 'tortoiseshell' plastic (0.13 inches thick) pickguard with four screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) on the lower treble bout. Black plastic bell-shaped "Bell" knobs. The potentiometers are stamped "134 6023" (Centralab, June 1960) and the capacitor is the requisite 'Sprague 160P' type. Combination "wrap-over" bar bridge/stud tailpiece with two intonation screws. The first four original 'jumbo' frets show just a small amount of playing wear, the fretboard shows virtually no wear. This really fine little guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition with no fading whatsoever of the rich cherry finish. Just a few miniscule indentations on the body are all that prevent this one from being like new. One of the best looking and best sounding 'Double-Cut' Les Paul Juniors that we have ever handled. Housed in a later (eighties) Gibson five-latch, shaped brown hardshell case with pink plush lining (9.00).(#1679).
|1961||Near Mint||Cherry||Original Hard|
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