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Les Paul Junior 1956

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1956-1958 Kalamazoo

Body Wood: Slab Mahogany
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 Bell 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: Sprague Bumble-Bee Black Beauty 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.

-Thread inserts increased for bridge. Pickup was moved away from bridge slightly to increase strength, as the post had a tendency to break or lean.
- Bumbebee Capcitors replaces the Grey Tigers
Early/mid-'55: Speed Knobs was changed out for Bell-knobs

Les Paul Junior 1956



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