This is a vintage 1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior electric guitar. The Les Paul Jr. has arguably become the most revered “student” or “budget” model guitar ever produced. The simple features that made the Jr. affordable back then are the exact same that make it so great today. With a single P-90 pickup and an all mahogany slab body/neck construction, the no frills Les Paul Jr. produces simply great toneâ¦ not to mention the fact that most other 1950’s guitars that don the ‘Les Paul’ silk screen are worth considerably more. This particular example displays an incredible amount of playing wear, in fact, the amount of isolated wear is so extreme in some places, that the heavy relic appearance of this ’59 Jr. gives it some of the best vibe of any vintage guitar, especially considering it is in all original condition with No breaks, No cracks, No repairs, and No modifications aside from replaced frets. For those searching for an incredible player’s Jr. with no issues, this has to be the ultimate. Priced to sell, take advantage of this reasonable offer, because this is a very special player’s piece that will undoubtedly become your favorite new guitar.
Serial Number: 910039
Pickup Resistance: 8.15Î©
Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz.
This double-cutaway 1959 Jr. features; that large quintessential â59 profile mahogany neck with a superb neck angle, a mahogany slab body, a beautifully rich cherry red finish, a single dog-ear P-90 pickup, a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, a faux tortoise material pickguard, black top-hat knobs, original pots with bumble-bee capacitor, and the original faux alligator soft case.
This guitar looks the way it does for a reason: it’s absolutely incredible. It has been played more than 99% of other vintage guitars because it has a substantial pickup, a light-weight build, singing sustain, and an incomparable neck profile. Aside from the frets being replaced with jumbos once they were worn down to nubs, this guitar is all original and intact. The original cherry red finish has faded to an orange shade of mahogany in those places where it is still present, but has been completely worn off the shoulder and the bass side cutaway horn, where the guitar rests against the body. The weather-checking is extreme in most places, as is the pick wear, which has completely worn through an area on the P-90 pickup cover, while also creating grooves in the body by the high E-string in addition to a small area on the pickguard. There is lots of wear on the fingerboard, lots of rubbing around the perimeter of the headstock, and lots of dings, dents, etc.
The Jr. comes with the original brown alligator case, which is in comparable condition.