1956-1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior 3/4 Short Scale.
The Les Paul Junior was designed as an ‘entry level’ guitar, introduced in 1954. This initial single cutaway design was very similar to the Les Paul model, except without a carved top or any binding. They had 19-frets and a 22.75 in. scale.
Only circa 425 were sold in the 3/4 scale between 1956-1958.
Serial: 0 3154
Body: Single cutaway mahogany body
Neck: Set mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, black headstock overlay.
Hardware: P90 pickup with UC450-1 pickup cover. Three-per-side tuners with white oval plastic buttons. Black volume & tone knobs.
This has recently undergone a service and set up. As pictured, there are a few marks from playing, but nothing significant that affects sound or playability.
This guitar has been stripped in the 1970s, from it’s original finish, and has been refinished in a more natural colour, bringing out the mahogany similar to the later double cutaways (and even the classic John Lennon single cutaway!). The original gold Gibson logo has been redone with a later 1970s logo, but the original can be seen underneath. We believe that the black knobs are later additions as the originals were gold. The guitar has had a quality refret, making it perfect to play!
Everything else, including the tuners, pickup, pots, bridge, scratchplate, are original.
Overall, this is a very rare and collectable guitar. Not only is this sure to increase in value year on year, but also it can be an enjoyed investment.
Come along and have a play!
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We take all reasonable steps to ensure the equipment has been inspected by a competent person in the UK to ensure it complies with UK safety standards. This may mean it does not comply with the current standards in the country in which it will be subsequently used. It is the purchasers’ responsibility to ensure it is inspected by a competent person knowledgeable with the relevant electrical safety standards within that country, prior to connecting to any live electrical circuit.
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