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Les Paul Junior 1954

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1954-1955 Kalamazoo

Body Wood: Slab Mahogany (Few had Maple)
Binding: None
Top Wood: None
Lacquer: Color Lacquer
Finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut: Nylon (Molded)
Binding: None
Neck Angle: Very Low (0-1°)
Headstock Logo: Gold Gibson Silkscreen Print
Serial: Yellow Ink Stamped
Fretboard Material: Rosewood
Inlay: Pearloid Dot
Neck Lacquer: Black Nitrocellulose
Neck Top-Coat: Nitrocellulose
Neck Profile: Medium/Thick "C"
Nut Width: 1 11/16" (43 mm)
Scale: 24.75" (628.65mm)
Radius: 12"
#Frets: 22
OG Fretwire: NS Low Narrow Frets
Trussrod: Standard Headstock
Bolt-On Type: Glued Set-Neck (at 16th Fret)

Bridge Type: Nickel plated Zink, One piece Wraparound Tailpiece / 2-Stud
Tailpiece: None
Saddles: None (On Tailpiece)
Tuners: Kluson Strip (2 x 3 on-Plate tuners) with White Plastic buttons

Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs
Pickguard: Black Single Layer
Back Cover: Black Plastic
Trussrod Cover: Black Single Ply
Jack Cover: 3 Ply B/W/B Plastic

Switch: None
Pickup Config: S
Wiring: Standard: One Master Volume and One- Master Tone
Capacitor: Grey Tiger 0.22mfd
Pots: 500k Centralab
Bridge Pickup: Single-Coil P-90 "Dog Ear" Black Cover

Released as a budget/student version with no binding, 2 Pots, 1 pickup and slab body. The Junior was a great success for Gibson. In later years, they were found to be a perfect tool for Punk music in the 80´s. Simple guitar for simple music..
If required, you could order this at a 3/4 scale. But these are very rare today, and not very collectible actually.
Color can vary between brown sunburst to bright Yellow Sunburst.

The '54 has the pickup very close to the bridge and short insert, which has proven to be prone to the bridge starting to break up the wood later on. This was corrected in 1956. Longer post were sunk into the body and pickup was slightly moved away.


Les Paul Junior 1954



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