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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Left-Handed Electric Guitar
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The left-handed Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar is a meticulous reproduction of the classic single-cutaway Gibson guitar at the he...Click To Read More About This Product
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The "student" model that became the instrument of choice for many guitar legends.
The left-handed Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar is a meticulous reproduction of the classic single-cutaway Gibson guitar at the height of its popularity. Originally a stripped-down, affordable alternative to more expensive Les Pauls, the Junior was offered primarily as a "student" model. Later redesigned, the Les Paul Junior of the mid 1950s became the guitar-of-choice for such legends of the late '60s and '70s as Leslie West, Steve Marriott, Keith Richards, Mick Ralphs, Mick Jones, and Paul Westerberg.
With a lightweight slab mahogany body and a single Gibson P-90 pickup, the Junior quickly became Gibson's most popular model, outselling the ES-125 by 142 units in 1955 and peaking at 2,959 shipped in 1957. The Les Paul Junior continued its reign as Gibson's best selling guitar until 1960.
Faithfully capturing every detail and intensity of the original, the left-handed Les Paul 1957 Junior delivers every period-correct feature. The 24-3/4" scale mahogany neck meets the body at the 16th fret. A long neck tenon, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays, and Gibson's traditional '50s rounded neck profile are just some of the guitar's period-accurate appointments. CTS potentiometers, bumble bee capacitors, white-button tuners, and lightweight wraparound tailpiece also match the original. Gibson Custom delivers the left-handed 1957 Les Paul Junior with a standard Gibson Custom Shop case and a certificate of authenticity.
- Lightweight slab mahogany body
- Gloss TV white finish
- 1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
- 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
- Dot inlays
- '50s rounded neck profile
- 24-3/4" scale length
- 1-11/16" nut width
- P-90 single-coil pickup
- CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
- Master volume and tone controls
- White button tuners
- Chrome hardware
- Fixed wraparound bridge
- Includes Custom Shop case and a certificate of authenticity