Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar  

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The 2015 Les Paul Junior features a mahogany body and neck with a comfortable Slim Taper neck profile. A zero fret nut is height adjustable, while the overall action has been perfectly setup by Gibson... Click To Read More About This Product

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The 2015 Les Paul Junior features a mahogany body and neck with a comfortable Slim Taper neck profile. A zero fret nut is height adjustable, while the overall action has been perfectly setup by Gibson's PLEK system. A single, perfectly-placed P-90ST Dog Ear pickup with alnico slugs supplies all the tone you'll need. Hardware includes a wrap-around bridge and black top hat knobs. Includes hardshell case."

All 2015 Gibson models benefit from some important upgrades:
G Force on all guitars except LP Supreme, Firebird and Derek Trucks SG
Zero Fret Nut - Patent applied for nut with adjustable action
Wider neck and fingerboard (.050 per side) for increased playing comfort
Tune-o-matic bridge featuring hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments
Professional setup - Accurate intonation, PLEK program, 27% lower fretwire
Smoother sanded/buffed fingerboard with oil treatment
One-piece thicker rosewood fingerboard
Pearl inlays return on all product
More robust cables change from 28 AWG to 26 AWG for improved signal
Improved jack design for uninterrupted signal
No satin or vintage gloss finishes: All SKUs will be gloss lacquer
Hardshell case

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Les Paul
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.795" (45.99mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: S
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90S T Dogear
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Separate volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: G Force
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: G Force tuners
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: G Force tuning adapter, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States
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Gibson2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it.

I currently own 3 Gibsons and have owned many more over the last 45 years. None of them stayed in tune out of the box till the strings were stretched and some graphite or...Read complete review

I currently own 3 Gibsons and have owned many more over the last 45 years. None of them stayed in tune out of the box till the strings were stretched and some graphite or nut sauce was applied to the nut and the bridge saddles. Nothing different with this Junior. Once I'd owned this one for a week and applied the nut sauce, tuning is rock solid stable. Just push one button on the g force, strum once and she's in tune and stays in tune. Alternate tunings only take seconds. Love it!

Open strings ring with the new brass nut, the g force tuning system is simple to use and a blast to play with. The P-90 sounds superb. The vintage sunburst on mine is flawless and it's nice to see that for 2015 Gibson has abandoned the cheap matt finishes and gone back to polished lacquer across their whole line. I was also glad to see that hard shell cases are standard again. The gig bags they were using were nearly worthless.

With the changes the 2015 is non-traditional' to be sure, but if you want a 21st century take on a 1950s classic, this is an awesome guitar. If not, the are plenty of used ones out there. For me, this one is a keeper.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not your daddy's Junior :(

I test drove this through a Fender Blues Jr. III. I used to own a 1960 Junior and this doesn't touch it. The sound is fairly good with the single P-90 and...Read complete review

I test drove this through a Fender Blues Jr. III. I used to own a 1960 Junior and this doesn't touch it. The sound is fairly good with the single P-90 and single volume and tone pots. It will get a nice rich blues tone and can achieve a rockabilly lead with tone up all the way. Dial it back and you can get a pretty good woman tone from it. The neck and tuners ruin it, unfortunately. The neck is just stupid with the extra width added to the chunky '50s profile. Unless you have hands like a werewolf, it is thick, cumbersome and extremely uncomfortable. Not only are the G-Force tuners ugly and difficult to use, they also make the guitar top heavy. A set of Grovers would be much better, both ergonomically and in terms of the axe's vibe. Bottom line: this is not your daddy's Junior and that's not a good thing.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2015 Les Paul Junior

By Plex

from DC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

    I walked into Guitar Center and saw a Heritage Cherry Junior on clearance and was curious to try it out. I wasn't interested in purchasing a second guitar as I was quite content with my 2013 Les Paul Studio Deluxe II. Upon first look over, I noticed that the G Force tuner had been removed and the store had installed Kluson Deluxe tuners. It was also very light. Compared to most Les Pauls that I've played at stores, the action at the nut was fantastic. I plugged into a 5 watt tube amp and was blown away by the tone. I like the P90s in this Junior; the growl and snarl is all there - it also cleans up really well with the guitars volume and adjusting the tone on the guitar also adds some versatility in the direction of a neck pickup. The Junior has enough of a different feel and tone than my humbucker LP that it was worthwhile to purchase it. I put the guitar on layaway after not finding a single quality control issue. The wide neck is very good and the lower frets don't bother me one bit – in fact, they are what I'd call vintage height and promote a lighter touch. The shape and width of the slim taper neck brings out a different approach and I like that it isn't the same as my 2013 LP (60s neck) which I like very much too. The 009-046 gauge strings really seem to suite the neck and pickup very well. I think the Les Paul 100 logo and hologram sticker are unique and don't affect tone or take away from the beauty of the instrument. I wanted an Old School guitar when I bought my 2013 LP - so I gutted it and put in Seth Lovers with 50s style vintage wiring and it really pushed the guitar in the right direction. Other then strings, this Junior doesn't need any upgrades - it's a classic bare bones piece of mahogany with an awesome pickup screwed on the top and it's a real dream to play through my hand-wired Plexi clone. The setup of the intonation is very good as read by my Peterson strobe tuner and the case is very nice.

    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Reviews are spot on

    By DoubleDown

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

    I agree with most of the reviews. I was at Guitar Center the other day and tried this Junior and the Double Cut Special because I was looking for a P90 guitar. The P90 guitar I own currently is the G & L Fallout which isn't too exciting. The neck on this guitar was very thick. Also, the guitar is much heavier than the Double Cut Special. The nut was nice and I liked the new G Force Tuning which is an upgrade to the infamous MinETune, a system most wanted to abandon. I don't like fact that the sound of the pick up is the only sound you get which is basically normally for a one pick up configuration. Head stock didn't seem heavy, just the guitar itself. I've owned several Gibsons, I decided on the Double Cut Special.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    2015 Les Paul Junior

    By Scott

    from Nashville Tn

    Site Member

    Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

    I've wanted a Les Paul Jr for some time now so when they became available again in 2015 I jumped on the opportunity. I ordered mine online in TV yellow and I've owned it for about 1 month. Overall the fit and finish is excellent. It weighs in at about 4.5 pounds, and is really resonant. I own 2 other Gibson's, both both of which are older SGs (2007, and 2008), and this one is equally as good. The G-force tuners have worked well for me. A lot of people don't seem to like them, but I haven't had any issues. If you spend some time digging into the online manual you'll find that they do more than just tune to standard. I find myself wishing my other Gibson's had them. I really like the zero-fret nut. It works for me. I have heard some folks have had issues with the strings cutting grooves into the brass zero fret, but if you contact Gibson customer service they will send a nickle replacement for it. The wider fret board took me about 10 minutes to get used to and now I really can't tell the difference between it and my other Gibson's, but I have long hands. The P90ST pickup doesn't really sound like a true P90 to me. The slug magnets made it shrill and thin like Strat pickup. I absolutely hated it. I swapped it for a Lollar P90 dogear, and also swapped out the controls for an RS Guitarworks set. It howls like a beast now! This is now my favorite guitar of my 3 Gibson's. It's the one I play the most, either through an amp or unplugged on the couch watching TV.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good but problematic for me

    By Mark

    from Minneapolis MN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Tuning stability

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

    I bought one of these after having my skepticism of the G-force system allayed by a guitarist/salesman I trust. This guitar is beautiful. Mine was a sunburst but I also saw they has a cherry one.

    I didn't think I would like the G-force but I think it's executed pretty well for practicing, writing and playing, but I think it would annoy me live. My biggest problem was that I couldn't maintain tuning, which I would assume is just as much the guitar as the G-force. The g-string kept going up in pitch of all things. Tried a new set of SITs and stretched them well but still had the same problem. Couldn't hear kinking or slippage at all so I don't know what was up.

    I thought I loved the neck until I got home and played a while. That little extra bit really makes a difference, and I didn't like it. I play a les paul jr with a 498T in the bridge and the neck is so comfortable in my grip that this totally threw me. I could probably grow used to it, but I'm too impatient and returned it after a couple of weeks

    Craftsmanship was good, the pickup is tried and true. Sounded spectacular through a Savage and a Mesa Electra Dyne. Would have liked to keep it.

    The case is gold and looked like a spaceship. i would have preferred a normal case as i have three other les pauls in. Jetsons fans will like it but it's pretty goofy otherwise.

    It's kind of a one (well two) trick pony but it is what it is. Great guitar if you can find one that stays in tune and have the patience to let a machine tune for you.

    (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice guitar

    By Christopher

    from Nashville, TN

    Site Member

    Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

    Gibson has stepped up their game with the 2015 Les Paul Junior in terms of craftsmanship, sound and quality. Sure I know some folks who aren't sold on the G-Force tuners and I can't say I am totally on board with those either at this point. So far so good. What is impressive other than the flawless fit and finish of the Junior is the sound. This is a great P-90 in this guitar. If you are used to strat single coils this pick up will surprise. The percussive tone is great and you can get tone out of this guitar for days. I have to say that I love the new wider fret boards myself because I have very large hands. I am thoroughly enjoying this guitar maybe even a bit more than I did my 60's tribute model a couple of years ago. It begs to be played.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful Guitar, Pickup Not So Much

    By RunnaBoiBP

    from Bowling Green, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

    I bought this because I have always, ALWAYS wanted a Les Paul Junior. And I haven't been disappointed. I absolutely love the guitar, with one small exception. The pickup that Gibson puts stock in the guitar is garbage. You can't do much tonal with it because it is very lacking sustain wise and not good with treble/mids. I'll probably replace it with a Rio Grande or something else that can really pack a punch, because this pickup doesn't do it for me. Overall though, it's an amazing guitar and I'm glad I dropped the money for it.

     
    4.0

    nice little gibson

    By Yup

    from Co Springs

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

        The guitar and pick-up is great. The P-90 sound is "smoother" than humbuckers. However, Jury is still out on the G-Force auto-tuners. I don't quite trust it yet...

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Jackson

        from Nashville, Tn

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Plays Well
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

        I'm pretty much old school but that said, this axe really surprised me. My mama had a 58 Les Paul Jr. Original. I use to play it years ago. It was the TV yellow. Can't compare this to that but this is very nice. Honestly it's more custom than I would have thought.

        Never was a fan of auto tuners but this one is cool. Great for various turnings and faster.mthis also is the 100th year idiot ion being Les would have been 100. It also has a hologram of Les on the back of the headstock.

        It also came with a Picture of the guitar in the inspection station. That was a nice touch. I opted for the burst finish instead of the TV yellow and let me tell you, it's Beautiful. The finish was a surprise. For some reason I thought the finish was a Matt finish. It's not. It's a high polished gloss. Kudos to Gibson on this one from an old schooler! Sweet Axe!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Guitar!

        By Capt

        from Midwest-KY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

          Always wanted a Junior because of the P90 sound and as a second Guitar to play regularly. It is that and more. I can tune a Guitar by Ear-but this thing is every novices dream. Hit a Button and Strum-that's all.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it.

          By Buck

          from Arkansas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Adjustable Brass Nut
          • Electronic Tuning System
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Tone
          • Love The Wider Neck
          • Solid Electronics
          • Very Nice Hardshell Case

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Electric Guitar:

          I currently own 3 Gibsons and have owned many more over the last 45 years. None of them stayed in tune out of the box till the strings were stretched and some graphite or nut sauce was applied to the nut and the bridge saddles. Nothing different with this Junior. Once I'd owned this one for a week and applied the nut sauce, tuning is rock solid stable. Just push one button on the g force, strum once and she's in tune and stays in tune. Alternate tunings only take seconds. Love it!

          Open strings ring with the new brass nut, the g force tuning system is simple to use and a blast to play with. The P-90 sounds superb. The vintage sunburst on mine is flawless and it's nice to see that for 2015 Gibson has abandoned the cheap matt finishes and gone back to polished lacquer across their whole line. I was also glad to see that hard shell cases are standard again. The gig bags they were using were nearly worthless.

          With the changes the 2015 is non-traditional' to be sure, but if you want a 21st century take on a 1950s classic, this is an awesome guitar. If not, the are plenty of used ones out there. For me, this one is a keeper.

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