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Les Paul Junior 1961

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1961-1963 Kalamazoo

BODY:
Body Wood: Profiled Mahogany
Binding: None
Top Wood: None
Body Shape: SG Profile
Lacquer: Color Lacquer
Finish: Nitrocellulose
 
NECK:
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut: Nylon (Molded)
Binding: None
Headstock Logo: Gold Gibson + "Les Paul Junior" Silkscreen Print
Serial: Black Ink stamped / 5-Digit
Fretboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Inlay: Pearloid Dot
Neck Lacquer: Black Nitrocellulose
Neck Top-Coat: Nitrocellulose
Neck Profile: Medium "C" (0.82"/0-88")
Nut Width: 1 11/16" (43 mm)
Scale: 24.75" (628.65mm)
Radius: 12"
#Frets: 22
OG Fretwire: NS Medium Frets
Trussrod: Standard Headstock
Bolt-On Type: Glued Set-Neck

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

PLASTIC:
Knobs: Black Dome Reflector Silver Inserts.
Pickguard: 2-Layer W/B pickguard / 8-Screws
Back Cover: Black Plastic
Trussrod Cover: Black Single Ply
Jack Cover: None

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

CHANGES:
Mid-1961 saw the Gibson get the sharp pointy horns having the full modern SG Look.
Body has the SG tapered carved edges. This caused the jack port to be moved to the top beside the knobs. Meaning also the control cavity was larger.

1961: The SG/LP Junior could be custom ordered with a Tremolo/vibrato

Les Paul Junior 1961

COLORS:

Cherry Red

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