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Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar   

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Introduced in '55 as an affordable alternative to the Les Paul's carved-top luxury, the Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar -- a one-pickup, flatt...Click To Read More About This Product

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A stripped-down classic rocker with an edgy tone.

Introduced in '55 as an affordable alternative to the Les Paul's carved-top luxury, the Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar -- a one-pickup, flattop cruisin' machine -- caught on quickly and climbed right into guitar legend. The set neck and compensated wraparound bridge/tailpiece provide solid intonation and vibrant resonance. The single dog-ear P-90 pickup dishes out single-coil high definition with added punch-- beautiful electric guitar tone through a lightly or heavily pushed amp. Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and dot inlays. Mahogany body and neck. Chrome hardware.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany neck and body
  • Rosewood 22-fret fingerboard
  • P-90 pickup
  • Compensated wraparound bridge
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GibsonLes Paul Junior Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 88 reviews)

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American Workhorse

Oh my gosh where do I even begin? This is the absolute best guitar I have ever used. Before this I used a Jackson Charvelle and it was time for an upgrade, so...Read complete review

Oh my gosh where do I even begin? This is the absolute best guitar I have ever used. Before this I used a Jackson Charvelle and it was time for an upgrade, so I went to get a new guitar, I had my eye on a Surf Green strat, but when I got to the store it was already bought. I saw this odd yellowed color guitar on the wall, and I thought WOW! I don't think they make these anymore, and I got my hands on a limited edition TV yellow les paul jr used. It was used and was still kicking a brand new fender strats butt. Bottom line is this is an amazing guitar!!!

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A mid-priced rocker...

This is my first Gibson purchase and honestly, I'm feeling a little let down. Don't get me wrong this guitar sounds fine and is reasonably well constructed. Just for the price it could...Read complete review

This is my first Gibson purchase and honestly, I'm feeling a little let down. Don't get me wrong this guitar sounds fine and is reasonably well constructed. Just for the price it could be better built. The hardware is average, but that can be replaced/upgraded. The nitro finish is nice but the back is painted solid black presumably to hide the 3 piece body like the one that came on mine. Its solid, just 3 laminated pieces of solid wood not 1. Further the paint on the back of the neck is a bit thick and gets sticky when you play it. Fit and finish could have been better too, as mine came with a filthy dried out fretboard. Again, nothing I can't remedy, But, I should'nt have to on a guitar this price bearing the Gibson name. All in all, I'll be keeping it but its a bit of a bummer to have to spend more on hardware upgrades and a hard case (it comes with a gig bag. Fender guitars I'd carry in a gig bag but, not Gibsons with their somewhat fragile necks). Bottom line, it sounds nice, but quality control needs some work.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

American Workhorse

By CLIP_3

from Berkley, California

Pros

  • Good price
  • Great finish
  • Great Neck Comfortable
  • Low Price
  • Rosewood Neck

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Large Stadiums
  • Punk Rock
  • small venues
  • Whatever you want really

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

Oh my gosh where do I even begin? This is the absolute best guitar I have ever used. Before this I used a Jackson Charvelle and it was time for an upgrade, so I went to get a new guitar, I had my eye on a Surf Green strat, but when I got to the store it was already bought. I saw this odd yellowed color guitar on the wall, and I thought WOW! I don't think they make these anymore, and I got my hands on a limited edition TV yellow les paul jr used. It was used and was still kicking a brand new fender strats butt. Bottom line is this is an amazing guitar!!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Junior for a great price

By JuniorLover1957

from Bellville, Tx

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This junior was one of my starter guitars. i Am very impressed with the sound that comes from the p-90 single coil pickup. THis guitar is hand built in the U S A, So if you are looking for a great Gibson for a small price, i recommend this junior.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Guitarbuddy449

By [nevermind]

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

If your a musician on a very tight budget and want a Gibson LP jr. then go for it but its not the best, so basically what you pay for is what you get. The quality of the guitar isn't amazing, you can tell that Gibson hid what they did with the body in the back by painting over it...not great. it sounds decent, if you hate hum though, don't get this guitar because it hums like CRAZY. The P-90 sounds kind of cheap compared to the more costy ones. I would suggest saving up for Billie's signature because it is just as good as a real LP junior, but with an H-90 hum-canceling pickup that sounds just like a P-90. It is also the cheapest, but very very high quality, LP Junior on the market. So, if you want this guitar, make sure you know what your buying first

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By AB-5HcDR

from PORTLAND, OR

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I've played them all big and small,old and new,custom and used.Guess what; this is one great little axe for the money. I played the spec and the armstrong version but I have to tell you this little guy plays better! Hell maybe I just got lucky, luck isn't a reality, fate is. I think this is money well spent, mine was/is great out of the box. Gibson u.s.a.!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get It!

By That review guy-W8naR

from Delray Beach, FL

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I am a converted p-90 nut, and have in the past few years turned onto the exciting tonal possibilities that P-90s bring. I own strats and les pauls and I must say that this and my les paul faded double cut (also with p-90s) out play them all.I feel bad for the guy before me whos guitar came in such poor condition because mine was in excellent condition. Not so much as a blemish. The P-90s do come with hum. They ARE noisy pickups. I don't mean that the buzz will even so much as be a slight factor when you are playing but if you have the volume up and you are not playing, noise will come out of the amp. I think its ridiculous when people complain about this, its just the nature of the pickup so do your research! A simple solution to the noise - if you are not playing, turn the volume off... problem solved.I highly recommend this guitar to anyone who wants that good, punchy P-90 sound. You won't regret it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1 pickup + 1 volume + 1 tone = all you need.

By Tay-Tay

from Wisconsin

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This guitar is pretty bare-bones, it only has one single-coil pickup, one volume knob, and one tone knob. But I like that, because that's all you really need. This guitar sounds awesome with distortion, and it also sounds good clean, too. Plus, it looks cool if you're into minimalism like me. Get this guitar instead of paying way more for a different Les Paul, and only getting one more pickup and a carved body to show for it.

 
5.0

Best bang for your buck

By ZZZ-MAN

from McDonough, GA

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

Well Keith Urban plays identical guitar in "Days go by" video and claims its one his favorite guitars. They have been discontinued by Gibson since 2002 and is a dealer exclusive at MF. This is the only place to get a new one per Gibson. Guitar is classic les paul warmth and playability. Factory action setup was way too high but easily corrected by lowering bridge and adjusting truss rod. Guitar delivered as promised by MF without issue.

 
4.0

This Guitar Has Attitude!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I recieved my Gibson Les Paul Junior several months ago after lulling over it for the past couple years. After playing it exclusively since I got it here are the conclusions I have drawn on it.1.) The one P-90 has more tone then any humbucker or single coil combination i have ever owned or played. It can go from ripping treble to melow smooth bass without sounding like crap2.) The rosewood fretboard is stunning!3.) The rosewood fretboard is incredibly hard to bend on.4.) I got a two piece body, its not pretty, but I've seen a lot worse. It's common to find three piece bodys which are not only really ugly but reduce sustain a lot.5.) The sunburst finish is incredibly ugly. and the painted black back is also a turn-off.6.) Due to the nature of the bridge, intonating this guitar is nearly impossible, but mine came perfect.7.) Out of the box the action was mediocre but after setting it up it is amazing.I gave it a low score on features because it has a lack of them, but that is the nature of the guitar.The quality of the guitar is ok, nothing beautiful nothing horrible.This guitar is awesome, don't get me wrong but it should be priced a lot cheaper.Overall I am satisfied with this guitar. If anything happened to it I would not buy it again and I would just look to the Gibson SG '61.

 
4.0

Bang for the buck

By jet boy

from Pepperell, MA

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I picked this unit up a few months ago and it's become molded to me . I can't put the damn thing down. Play it through an old Bassmen head through a Marshall cab and a big muff distortion and you'll see what I'm talking about. It's honest pure and simple, just how I like my music.

 
5.0

Solid as a rock

By Hutch-M5WWo

from Los Angeles-Tinsel Town-California

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

HUTCH http://www.hutchworks.net I normally wouldn't invest in a guitar without playing it first, but could not resist this sweet deal. My only gripe is the compensated bridge tailpiece thing. I've replaced it with an adjustable wrap-around to get it to intonate more accurately. All seems to be well with it now. Can't beat it's rock-roll good looks, and that screaming tone!

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