Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar  

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Today's Gibson Les Paul Junior electric guitar captures many of the same details and intensity as the original, including a 24-3/4" scale length mahogany neck that meets the body at the 16th fret, a 2... Read More

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Today's Gibson Les Paul Junior electric guitar captures many of the same details and intensity as the original, including a 24-3/4" scale length mahogany neck that meets the body at the 16th fret, a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, Gibson's traditional rounded-neck profile, a wraparound bridge/tailpiece, and a single Gibson P-90 pickup that faithfully delivers all the power and punch expected from their single-coil pickup. Includes all chrome hardware, acrylic dot inlays, Gibson's silk-screened logo on the headstock, and a Corian pre-radiused nut. The Les Paul Junior comes with a plush Gibson gig bag.

Gibson's legendary P-90 guitar pickup
The P-90, introduced in the early 1950s, is Gibson's truly hallowed single-coil pickup and offers the soulful, classic tone that only a P-90 can. Delivering more warmth than a standard single-coil pickup, with higher output and sweet treble response, the P-90 continues to be one of the most popular pickups today, offering a distinct and powerful tone that remains unmatched in the face of relentless impersonation.

As the competition to develop and market affordable and professional built solidbody electric guitars was heating up in the mid 1950s, Gibson branched out into new directions that would yield a wide variety of innovative Gibson products at various price points. Among these new products was their Les Paul Junior single cutaway model, which quickly became Gibson's best-selling model and the instrument of choice for such legends as Leslie West, Steve Marriot, Keith Richards, Mick Ralphs, Mick Jones, Billie Joe Armstrong and Paul Westerberg.

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Features
  • Body
  • Style: Les Paul Junior
  • Body Species: Mahogany
  • Back Species: Mahogany
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard
  • Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fretwire: Nickel and Silver Alloy Medium
  • Radius: 12"
  • Nut: Corian, Pre-radiused
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dots
  • Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup: P-90 Single-Coil
  • Controls: One Volume, One Tone
  • Neck
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Set
  • Neck Profile: '50's Round
  • Nut: Molded Plastic
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • Head Inlay: Signature on Headstock
  • Hardware
  • Plating Finish: Nickel
  • Color: Nickel
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Non-Compensated Wraparound Bridge
  • Knobs: Black on CW, Amber on EB, Gold on VS
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Case: Gibson Plush Black Cordura Gig Bag
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GibsonLes Paul Junior Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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4.0

Killer Deal-Setup needs help

By DAVE SILVERS

from Florida

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I just got mine today and played for about 2 hours straight. First things first, the setup out of the box is just atrocious. I've been playing a long time and can make adjustments but I'm a little worried about the 17 year old that gets one of these cause they want to rock out on a genuine Gibson at a truly affordable price and doesn't know how to do adjustments and has to play a sub par setup. The truss rod was overtightened, literally a back bow on the neck, the action was a mile high, and of course it comes with the usual sub-par strings. If this is how they're going to ship guitars, fine, I expect to get what I paid for in this price range but at least don't put that silly card in the bag showing how it's been so carefully inspected for playability. That being said, once all set up this is a great guitar. I was expecting something to just bash out chords on but I unexpectedly felt like I could really shred on this thing. I have a LP Std. also, it's maybe not quite in that league for spewing out notes but you'd be surprised. This is my first P90 guitar and I just love it. With a good amp setup you can back off the volume from huge crunch to an almost clean sound...always a hallmark of a good pickup (and amp). MUCH fatter than a Strat or Tele. I got mine on one of those holiday sales and simply cannot believe I could buy a real American made Les Paul for that in this day and age. Thanks GC!

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5.0

What more do you need?

By Scott McNeely McNeely

from Winder, GA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I own a 2010 model with a humbucker but I have played the P90 as well a like it just as much. It's well made and has what you need without the bells and whistles that just end up costing you more. Some people view this as an intro level Gibson and say it's not enough for a pro. That always lead me to ask the question; is there not enough in the guitar or not enough in the guitarist making that statement? Well I bought one and trust me it's not the guitar. It's a straightforward plug and play guitar with great tone that will last. What more do you need?

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5.0

Awesome guitar! Especially for punk.

By Sarah Christofer

from Garland, Texas

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

How can you go wrong with a simple Les Paul? It sounds and feels great! P-90s are awesome pickups... although the stock one it comes with isn't very good. I got a '11 model and it came with a baked maple fretboard instead of the advertised ebony or rosewood but I really like it anyway. It's just a good, simple guitar it's great for punk and stuff like that but it works well for just about any genera. It just has that great Les Paul sustain and chunk although it's a little more midrangey and not as bright as one with a maple top... it has a great warm tone and I love it very much!

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5.0

Solid, All-Around, Great!

By Jordan Hall

from Tennessee

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

It took a lot of trial and error to find what my next guitar would be. I wanted a gibson les paul, but I didn't like how chunky and heavy the other les paul models felt. I walked into GC and the first thing I saw standing infront of me was a Pelham Blue beauty! The Jr. is an excellent guitar that packs a lot of punchy, mid range tone with a roaring P-90 to back it up. Being a blues player, it had the perfect rugged growl that I was looking for. It's light-weight, has a very comfortable neck, and is a versatile guitar built for anything! I suggest throwing on a pack of Ernie Ball Cobalt for some extra power, and you're all set!

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5.0

Les Paul Jr - a wonderful rocker's guitar

By Mark Giacalone

from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I went into GC intent on getting an Epiphone Les Paul of some sort. After trying a handful of Epis, then a few Gibson LP Studio fadeds (awesome), I glanced at two Gibson LP Jrs hanging there and tried them out. Holy smokes, what came out of these guitars blew the doors off of the Epis. I admired the simplicity and preferred the weight and feel. For the money, this was it. Note that this is not a shredder's guitar persay, and getting to the 22nd fret is not as easy as with other style guitars. Not having a rythmn pickup can also be limiting. For those reasons it is not the versatile instrument you may hope for. But, hands down this is the funnest guitar I have ever had, I absolutely love it. The crunch, grit and growl that comes out of this thing is unbelievable. The tone is beautiful as well.

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5.0

Billie Joe Armstrong indeed!

By Sean Neenan

from New York

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

An amazing sound for rock. Sounds just like Green Day and while rocking out to "American Idiot" or "Wake Me Up When September Ends" you can't tell the difference between the actual guitar and this. Worth the money. Buy It.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No Frills Tone Monster

By Dmon

from cincinnati, oh

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

Was at Guitar Center a month ago, and was playing a guitar with active Emgs that I about ready to purchase I saw a Gibson Les Paul Jr. in Yellow hanging on the wall. I thought it was the TV yellow one, and I asked my sales person if I could check it out. After closer inspection I found out it wasn't the VOS in TV yellow, or one that cost 2700, or even 1600, it was in satin yellow, and instead of the much loved P90 it had a humbucker. After plugging in to a Marshall I saw it had coil split push pull knob. So I tried it on clean split and the sound was beautiful, push the knob in and she wanted to growl a bit, turned the volume down and she cleaned up nicely. Switched to distortion with and overdrive using the splitter again, and was floored, nice and dirty not the angriest tone, was great for blues and ac/dc style music. Pushed the button in and as a humbucker this guitar had a more aggressive tone than the guitar I was going to purchase that had active pickups. I asked for the price and it was 800, and there was a 15% off thing going on, so I picked it up for a little over 700 with tax. It came with a gig bag instead of a case, and the finish had some marks on it like Gibson sent it out before the paint cured. I would still buy this guitar in a minute. The tuners arent as bad as some say they hold tune fairly well. The neck is a pure joy to play power chord punk stuff, to shredding to blues, anything you want, it just begs to be played. A friend of mine has the one in satin with the p90, and someday I hope to afford one of those as well, you simply can't go wrong with this guitar. It may not have a whammy, active pickups, a killswitch or any bells and whistles, it comes to kick some major butt, and it does it with simplistic ease. 10 thumbs way up!!

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(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar

By V. Roberston

from Manson, NC

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar! I am a petite woman who enjoys playing the electric guitar. The Gibson Les Paul Jr. is perfect for me with its comfortable neck with easy action, lighter weight & wonderful tone that allows me to play soft rock, gospel, country & pop music. I love my Fender Strat, but the Les Paul Jr. wins hands down!

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(3 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar!

By mark Dunn

from Leesburg VA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This guitar sounds awesome!! the only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is because i haven't purchased it yet. DOes anyone know what guage or brand of strings i should use on this guitar? if you do, please respond.

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar EVER.

By Mikey

from Muncie, IN

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This guitar is absolutely AMAZING. I've been playing for a while now, and decided that it was time for an upgrade. Being a HUGE Green Day fan, I had to test out one these guitars since Billie Joe plays a Junior. Having said that, these guitars are extremely hard to find. I have rarely seen them in stores, which is a shame considering how much fun they are to play. Don't let their rarity keep you from trying one of these puppies out, because once you get your hands one you'll realize that not all guitars are created equal. I tested different guitar manufacturers from Schecter, Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Gretsch, Jackson, and Epiphone. I've been wanting a Gibson Junior for quite a while now, however I wanted to shop around to make sure it was really the best guitar for me. I have NO regrets! This little baby is the bee's knees! The P90 doesn't disappoint. It sounds great on clean or with heavy distortion and everything in between. The sound is phenomenal! It has that awesome fat, rich, mid-rangy tone that you can only get from a P90. This guitar feels and looks impeccable. It has an incredible neck that's thick and fat-it feels wonderful in your hand its so comfortable. Also, its very light, averaging around 6.5-7.5 lbs, which is awesome if you're a stage performer like myself who likes to really move about the set. It also has a through-neck which yields superior sustain and sound quality. This guitar is so simple, having only one tone and one volume knob, yet its remarkably versatile. It doesn't matter if you play metal, classic rock, punk, or jazz-this guitar does it all! Every detail about this guitar is intoxicating, from the Gibson Deluxe tuners to the beautiful satin finish. I bought the satin white finish, and though I had to wait a little while longer for it to come in stock, it was WELL worth the wait. This is a guitar that you can easily fall in love with and find yourself unable to put it down. I only wish Gibson had angled the bridge like the original 50's models and the more expensive models like the Billie Joe Armstrong signature Junior. All in all this is one well-built guitar, well worth the investment. Nice job Gibson.

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