Gibson Les Paul Junior – U.S.A. – 1954


Electric Solid Body Single cutaway guitar


Mahogany body and neck

Rosewood fretboard

Single P-90 single-coil pickup


The Junior was given the same body shape as his big brothers, but the carefully hand-carved and curved top was replaced by a flat, thin piece of mahogany. A P90 single coil pickup was mounted on the bridge and the volume and tone could be controlled with one button. The finish was also very basic; vintage sunburst or cherry red, and a mustard-colored TV version two years later. In 1958, the Junior series was given a thorough cosmetic makeover. The new model had two cutaways and would remain popular for a long time.
The last original Juniors were produced in 1963, but they were reintroduced in 2001.

Last updated on 12 May 2020
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