Vintage sunburst (JE-57LPJ-SC-VSB)
Up for sale is this absolutely awesome 1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior. This is not a reissue, but a true vintage guitar. The guitar has obviously been played a lot, and for a reason. It is one of the best sounding Gibsons we know.
Over time, some minor features have been repaired or changed, however, the guitar is mostly original.
The original mahogany body and neck are in good shape. We decided not to overly clean or polish the guitar, to keep its vintage mojo intact. The are no signs of a repaired head-crack or other major repairs. The original sunburst finish on the front and the clear finish on the back are worn, scratched and dented, however, the color looks good and there is no damage that affects playability. There are obvious signs near the bridge indicating that at some point a Bigsby vibrato has been installed. However, the original bridge has been put back and works like a breeze.
The dogear P90 pickup is the original one. There are signs that in the past another pickup has been fitted that was slightly larger in size. The original pickup has later been put back in the guitar and it sounds stellar. The is a crack in the P90 cover near one of the screwholes, however is is still firmly in place. The wraparound bridge and tuners are original. Intonation and tuneabilty are good. The tuner knobs appear to have become quite fragile over time, as is quite common, however they still work just fine. The tuners have been taken off the guitar in the past, probably to replace them by less fragile ones, however the original ones are now back on the guitar. Knobs, pickguard, strapholders and other hardware also appear to be original and in excellent condition for their age.
The nut has been replaced at some point in the past. The one currently fitted works great. Intonation and action are good. The position marker at the 15th fret has also been replaced, as can be seen when you look closely.
In short, this is an absolutely fantastic true vintage player grade Les Paul Junior.
All pictures you see on this page are from this exact guitar. In other words, what you see is exactly what you get.
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