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Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# J13394
OVERVIEW

Every inch a Gibson.

The 2015 Les Paul Junior features a mahogany body and neck with a comfortable Slim Taper neck profile. A zero fret nut is height adjustable, while the overall action has been perfectly setup by Gibson's PLEK system. A single, perfectly-placed P-90ST Dog Ear pickup with alnico slugs supplies all the tone you'll need. Hardware includes a wrap-around bridge and black top hat knobs. Includes hardshell case."

All 2015 Gibson models benefit from some important upgrades:
G Force on all guitars except LP Supreme, Firebird and Derek Trucks SG
Zero Fret Nut - Patent applied for nut with adjustable action
Wider neck and fingerboard (.050 per side) for increased playing comfort
Tune-o-matic bridge featuring hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments
Professional setup - Accurate intonation, PLEK program, 27% lower fretwire
Smoother sanded/buffed fingerboard with oil treatment
One-piece thicker rosewood fingerboard
Pearl inlays return on all product
More robust cables change from 28 AWG to 26 AWG for improved signal
Improved jack design for uninterrupted signal
No satin or vintage gloss finishes: All SKUs will be gloss lacquer
Hardshell case

FEATURES Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Les Paul
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.795" (45.99mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: S
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90S T Dogear
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Separate volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: G Force
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: G Force tuners
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: G Force tuning adapter, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States

2015 is an excellent Gibson vintage. Order yours today.

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Gibson2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Reviews are spot on

By 

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

I agree with most of the reviews. I was at Guitar Center the other day and tried this Junior and the Double Cut Special because I was looking for a P90 guitar. The P90 guitar I own currently is the G & L Fallout which isn't too exciting. The neck on this guitar was very thick. Also, the guitar is much heavier than the Double Cut Special. The nut was nice and I liked the new G Force Tuning which is an upgrade to the infamous MinETune, a system most wanted to abandon. I don't like fact that the sound of the pick up is the only sound you get which is basically normally for a one pick up configuration. Head stock didn't seem heavy, just the guitar itself. I've owned several Gibsons, I decided on the Double Cut Special.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good but problematic for me

By 

from Minneapolis MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Tuning stability

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

I bought one of these after having my skepticism of the G-force system allayed by a guitarist/salesman I trust. This guitar is beautiful. Mine was a sunburst but I also saw they has a cherry one.

I didn't think I would like the G-force but I think it's executed pretty well for practicing, writing and playing, but I think it would annoy me live. My biggest problem was that I couldn't maintain tuning, which I would assume is just as much the guitar as the G-force. The g-string kept going up in pitch of all things. Tried a new set of SITs and stretched them well but still had the same problem. Couldn't hear kinking or slippage at all so I don't know what was up.

I thought I loved the neck until I got home and played a while. That little extra bit really makes a difference, and I didn't like it. I play a les paul jr with a 498T in the bridge and the neck is so comfortable in my grip that this totally threw me. I could probably grow used to it, but I'm too impatient and returned it after a couple of weeks

Craftsmanship was good, the pickup is tried and true. Sounded spectacular through a Savage and a Mesa Electra Dyne. Would have liked to keep it.

The case is gold and looked like a spaceship. i would have preferred a normal case as i have three other les pauls in. Jetsons fans will like it but it's pretty goofy otherwise.

It's kind of a one (well two) trick pony but it is what it is. Great guitar if you can find one that stays in tune and have the patience to let a machine tune for you.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful Guitar, Pickup Not So Much

By 

from Bowling Green, KY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

I bought this because I have always, ALWAYS wanted a Les Paul Junior. And I haven't been disappointed. I absolutely love the guitar, with one small exception. The pickup that Gibson puts stock in the guitar is garbage. You can't do much tonal with it because it is very lacking sustain wise and not good with treble/mids. I'll probably replace it with a Rio Grande or something else that can really pack a punch, because this pickup doesn't do it for me. Overall though, it's an amazing guitar and I'm glad I dropped the money for it.

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4.0

nice little gibson

By 

from Co Springs

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

      The guitar and pick-up is great. The P-90 sound is "smoother" than humbuckers. However, Jury is still out on the G-Force auto-tuners. I don't quite trust it yet...

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By 

      from Nashville, Tn

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Plays Well
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

      I'm pretty much old school but that said, this axe really surprised me. My mama had a 58 Les Paul Jr. Original. I use to play it years ago. It was the TV yellow. Can't compare this to that but this is very nice. Honestly it's more custom than I would have thought.

      Never was a fan of auto tuners but this one is cool. Great for various turnings and faster.mthis also is the 100th year idiot ion being Les would have been 100. It also has a hologram of Les on the back of the headstock.

      It also came with a Picture of the guitar in the inspection station. That was a nice touch. I opted for the burst finish instead of the TV yellow and let me tell you, it's Beautiful. The finish was a surprise. For some reason I thought the finish was a Matt finish. It's not. It's a high polished gloss. Kudos to Gibson on this one from an old schooler! Sweet Axe!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Guitar!

      By 

      from Midwest-KY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

        Always wanted a Junior because of the P90 sound and as a second Guitar to play regularly. It is that and more. I can tune a Guitar by Ear-but this thing is every novices dream. Hit a Button and Strum-that's all.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it.

        By 

        from Arkansas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Adjustable Brass Nut
        • Electronic Tuning System
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great Tone
        • Love The Wider Neck
        • Solid Electronics
        • Very Nice Hardshell Case

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

        I currently own 3 Gibsons and have owned many more over the last 45 years. None of them stayed in tune out of the box till the strings were stretched and some graphite or nut sauce was applied to the nut and the bridge saddles. Nothing different with this Junior. Once I'd owned this one for a week and applied the nut sauce, tuning is rock solid stable. Just push one button on the g force, strum once and she's in tune and stays in tune. Alternate tunings only take seconds. Love it!

        Open strings ring with the new brass nut, the g force tuning system is simple to use and a blast to play with. The P-90 sounds superb. The vintage sunburst on mine is flawless and it's nice to see that for 2015 Gibson has abandoned the cheap matt finishes and gone back to polished lacquer across their whole line. I was also glad to see that hard shell cases are standard again. The gig bags they were using were nearly worthless.

        With the changes the 2015 is non-traditional' to be sure, but if you want a 21st century take on a 1950s classic, this is an awesome guitar. If not, the are plenty of used ones out there. For me, this one is a keeper.

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        (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        What are you doing, Gibson?

        By 

        from Troy, AL

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Terrible Neck
        • Won't stay in tune

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

          This would be a great guitar, if it weren't for the neck. It's just way too wide. I have a few Gibson Les Pauls, and even a vintage Sonex, and this is just so much wider than anthing I've ever played. I've played my share of vintage Les Paul Jr.s, and this is nothing near it. The "G-Force" system is just awful, and refused to stay in tune. I hated returning it, however, because of its rich blues tone. I could love that guitar just for that P90! Not only that, but there was very little treble bleed on the volume knob (I'm not huge on pedals, so I focus on my volume knob when I play live).

          The long and short of it is, if you have monster hands, this is great for you. If you're a normal person, just save your money and get a 2014, or'13, or something without this atrocious neck. You'll have tone for days if you can pull this one off, though!

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          (12 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not your daddy's Junior :(

          By 

          from Tempe, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Neck
          • Weird Tuners

          Best Uses

          • Firewood
          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

          I test drove this through a Fender Blues Jr. III. I used to own a 1960 Junior and this doesn't touch it. The sound is fairly good with the single P-90 and single volume and tone pots. It will get a nice rich blues tone and can achieve a rockabilly lead with tone up all the way. Dial it back and you can get a pretty good woman tone from it. The neck and tuners ruin it, unfortunately. The neck is just stupid with the extra width added to the chunky '50s profile. Unless you have hands like a werewolf, it is thick, cumbersome and extremely uncomfortable. Not only are the G-Force tuners ugly and difficult to use, they also make the guitar top heavy. A set of Grovers would be much better, both ergonomically and in terms of the axe's vibe. Bottom line: this is not your daddy's Junior and that's not a good thing.

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