1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior

This is a vintage 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior electric guitar in excellent 100% all original condition. This early example, serial number 5 5887, is very well-preserved and completely intact. It includes the original soft case, an original instrument cable, and an original Gibson string box. The Les Paul Jr. has arguably become the most revered student model guitar ever produced. The same simple features that made this 2nd year production Jr. affordable then are the same that make it so great today. With a single P-90 pickup and an all mahogany slab body/neck construction, the no frills, no nonsense, Les Paul Jr. produces simply great tone. Not to mention the fact that most other 1950′s guitars that don the “Les Paul…” silk screen are worth considerably more.

Serial Number: 55887
Neck Profile: Large ’59-style D-shape
Scale Length: 24.75″
Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Pickup Output/Resistance: 8.11Ω

This single-cutaway 1955 Jr. features; the famous large ’59-style profile neck, an excellent neck angle with correspondingly low action, a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, attractive gold speed knobs, “no-line” Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with original stable buttons, (1) dog-ear P-90 pickup, the larger-yellow center sunburst finish (as opposed to the less attractive tu-tone version with a small amount of yellow, seen in early ’54 only), a light-weight wrap-around tailpiece, and a faux alligator soft case.

This particular example is in very excellent 100% all original condition with no breaks, no cracks, no repairs, and no modifications whatsoever. All of the original hardware is in excellent shape, and the original Tobacco sunburst finish is particularly nice as well.

The highly-wound P-90 pickup has exorbitant and powerful output, for which the Les Paul Jr. has become famous. Though the original frets were made form small stock, this guitar’s frets have plenty of playing life remaining. It is somewhat apparent that the wear on this guitar was mostly caused from extraneous case candy and accessories floating around in the case, rather than from actual playing.

This guitar includes the original instrument cable and the original alligator soft case which is in good-great condition. Although the handle has inevitably broken, all the latches work perfectly.