Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue TV Yellow
Back to 1957 with this time machine: a great Gibson Les Paul Junior from the Custom Shop!
Few guitars can be labeled "cool" quite like the Gibson Les Paul Junior, and this 1957 Les Paul Junior Historic Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop demonstrates why. The model was introduced in the 1950s as a student/budget model alongside the more luxurious and extensive Les Paul Goldtop, but the guitar has of course completely transcended that status in recent decades. The guitar has been featured on countless albums over the years, and this model deserves a worthy reissue. First of all, that cool TV Yellow color stands out, which in all its simplicity always stands out, and certainly in combination with the black pickguard, it is a tasteful picture. The body and neck are both made of mahogany, and the fingerboard is made of rosewood (rosewood). As befits a true Les Paul Junior, this reissue is also equipped with a single P90 Dogear pickup, and two potentiometers for volume and tone. Exactly this minimalist configuration is exactly the reason why the guitar has ever become so popular. Because precisely because there are relatively few options and fuss on this instrument, you get a very honest and pure signal. in addition, you are challenged to get as much as possible out of this one pickup, and believe us: there are secretly a lot of sounds in this guitar. Turn your volume down for a beautiful clean sound, and adjust your tone control to go from a nice bite to a warm, full and vocal sound. When it's time to go full throttle, turn the volume knob all the way back up and enter full overdrive territory! This P90 responds very well to your touch, which results in a very dynamic playing experience. Gibson himself describes the '57 Les Paul Junior as an instrument that "ruins you", which means that the guitar in all its simplicity is so good that you become addicted to the simplicity and never want anything else. And we believe in that. including luxury hard case.
Body Wood: Mahogany
Body Finish: TV Yellow, Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 24.75"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Chunky C-Shape
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Fretboard Inlays: Dots
Hardware Type: Nickel
Pickups: Custom Black P-90 Dog Ear
Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone ( CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitor)
Case: Custom Shop Hard Shell Case