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      Gibson Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups (H80025)
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A rock and roll classic revisited.

Introduced in 1954 as an entry-level version of the Les Paul, the Les Paul Junior graduated from kids bedrooms, to garage bands, to club and arena stages through the course of three decades as it became a favorite of beginners and professional players alike. The bare-bones, slab-bodied, single-cutaway electric earned the respect of rock and rollers in particular, and became a punk favorite in the late ’70s and early ’80s, but also turned up in the hands of a surprisingly diverse range of guitar stars.

As simple as the Les Paul Junior was in design and construction, its basic cornerstone ingredients added up to create a robust and toneful instrument. The marriage of hot, raw single-coil P-90 pickup, resonant mahogany body, and sturdy glued-in Gibson neck created a guitar with surprising reserves of depth and power, at an extremely appealing price.

Now the Les Paul Jr Special Exclusive reproduces the simple pleasures of that 55-year-old classic, while updating the format with a second pickup (in the neck position, a la the Les Paul Special), and improved hardware in the form of a tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece combination.

Gibson Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Features:

  • Mahogany body
    24.75" Scale slim-taper mahogany neck
    Torrified maple fretboard with 22 medium frets
    Dual Gibson P-90 soapbar single-coil pickups
    Tune-o-matic bridge
    Kluson vintage-style tuning machines
    Nitrocellulose finish




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  • affordable usa quality like this is unheard of at this price

    As reviewed by Anthony Farah on 11/12/2012

    i walked into my local GC and saw this beautiful guitar one the wall i was on a budget so i tried about 5 or 6 epiphone les paul standards and tried a gibson with humbuckers but none of those compare to that clean p90 sound through a marshall half stack enough said this guitar takes all the epiphones out for only a few hundred more its worth every penny

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  • Gibson Les Paul Junior Special W/ P90's

    As reviewed by Ken REIMER on 4/9/2012

    I am amazed at the quality and features of this guitar for the money. I got the tobacco burst and it's beautiful, not a single flaw anywhere. The binding on the neck is a nice plus and the P90's are awesome! I cant believe Gibson put such a low price on these, im sure they are going to go up. Action was low with no buzzes and the frets are perfect. I bought a hardshell case cause the gig bag sucks. I am going to put Grover 502c locking tuners on it. The holes in the headstock are the same size and the bottom screw on the back of the tuner is in the right spot for the Grover locking tuner screw. Buy this Les Paul and you will love it!

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  • a lot of guitar for the money

    As reviewed by Dale Bunten on 1/3/2013

    Who knew Gibson would suddenly start offering good guitars for small money? The Les Paul Junior Special P-90 fits the bill perfectly. It's a flat top so it's lighter than a Les Paul, but plays and sounds very much like the hefty workhorse. I've had the guitar for a month with no quality issues, but a month doesn't tell you much. Since it's a Gibson, I consider it to be road-worthy. I was a little freaked out at first by the 'baked maple' fretboard, but other than being a strange brownish color with no discernable grain pattern, it turns out to be an insignificant change from my viewpoint. Feels the same, plays the same as rosewood. The P-90s are just fantastic. Powerful, rich sounding pickups that have a way of cutting through pretty much everything. That doesn't mean you can't get nice soft rolling tones out of them though. They're like dogs. Pet them and they're all cuddly. Poke em and they'll bite fast & sharp. They are also "honest", meaning they respect the midrange frequencies without sounding honk-ish or lacking crispness. To me, the P-90s have a personality, whereas humbuckers make everything sound sort of cloned. Just a matter of personal preference/opinion. The neck is smooth and fast and captures roll-offs very well, even with the action set lower. The B and G string harmonics were slightly off from the factory. Minor stuff. No fret or string buzz. None. Anywhere. Gripes: The access plate behind tone/volume knobs is undersized for the routed area on mine. No big deal, but it should fit better. The gig bag is a joke, as are all gig bags. Get a case.

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