Factory TV Yellow 1959 double-cut Gibson Les Paul Junior in original condition! An incredibly well-aged guitar with impressive acoustic resonance and sustain. The stock P-90 in this guitar sounds incredible with excellent dynamic response and easy adjustment on the fly with effortless simplicity. In fantastic overall shape with minimal playwear, finish checking, and a vibey patina from age. A killer vintage Double Cut LP Junior! Includes original hardshell case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"There is simply nothing more iconic in the world of electric guitars than the ’59 Les Paul. In the world of vintage Gibson finishes, though, nothing is more misunderstood than their “TV” yellow finish. First introduced in 1954, theories on its origin abound.

The common story is that regular white finishes appeared too bright when broadcasted on black and white televisions, so Gibson devised a more muted yellow finish that wouldn’t wash out. There are a few issues with this narrative. Firstly, 1954 also saw the introduction of the first commercially available color televisons, so why would Gibson create this new finish for a technology that was clearly on its way out? Secondly, if it were all about visibility on television, why limit this new color to the brand’s lower-end models? Surely most professional musicians notable enough to play on TV would be sporting Standards and Customs. Another theory is that the TV Les Pauls were an attempt to emulate Fender’s Telecaster, both in simplicity as well as finish. In this case “TV” stood for “Telecaster version.” I seriously doubt Gibson would have been so brazen in citing their influence. The real story, I’m afraid, is much less dramatic. Gibson’s new color was simply a very common finish for television cabinets at the time, usually referred to as limed mahogany. It became so ubiquitous on these cabinets that the color was widely referred to as “TV yellow.” Gibson simply adopted this informal term and the TV model was born.

This particular double cut is extremely clean, 100% original, and totally free of any repairs or damage. Complete with its original brown Lifton case, this package is exactly what 50s Les Pauls are all about. It’s pictured here with a very special 1965 Deluxe Reverb. We acquired this amp directly from the personal doctor and close friend of legendary Trainwreck Amps founder Ken Fischer. He too was a connoisseur of tone, and had Ken modify his original Deluxe, also adding an extra gain stage. This amp has all the magic that Fischer-era Trainwrecks are revered for, at a fraction of the price." - Tyler Geske, ECG Newsletter

Emerald City Guitars

Emerald City Guitars

TV Yellow
Original Hard
14 Years
Emerald City Guitars
Emerald City Guitars
Seattle, Washington
10:54 PM
10am-4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays

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As Emerald City Guitars continues to do more and more worldwide shipping our goal is to make sure your instrument or amplifier arrives intact. We take pride in our packing procedures using high grade packing materials and great care in assuring that our customers get their order quickly and safely. We make a point of forwarding all tracking information to our customers so they can stay informed on its progress pending arrival. We ship via UPS, Fedex and UPS. All shipments are fully insured through our private insurance carrier.

We offer a 72 hr approval on all guitar & amps (unless otherwise noted). Customer pays all shipping & insurance costs both ways unless otherwise negotiated by sales staff. Before returning any item, customers must call for a return authorization. Returned items must be in the same condition as when they left the store. Unauthorized returns will be refused & returned at customer expense. Returned items are subject to a 20% restocking fee.