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Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar

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Introduced in '55 as an affordable alternative to the Les Paul's carved-top luxury, this one-pickup, flattop cruisin' machine caught on quickly and climbed right into guitar legend. The set neck and c... Click To Read More About This Product

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Introduced in '55 as an affordable alternative to the Les Paul's carved-top luxury, this one-pickup, flattop cruisin' machine caught on quickly and climbed right into guitar legend. The set neck and compensated wraparound bridge/tailpiece provide solid intonation and vibrant resonance. The single dog-ear P-90 pickup dishes out single-coil high definition with added punch--a beautiful tone through a lightly or heavily pushed amp. Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and dot inlays. Mahogany body and neck. Chrome hardware.


  • Mahogany neck and body
  • Rosewood 22-fret fingerboard
  • P-90 pickup
  • Compensated wraparound bridge
  • Chrome hardware
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(20 of 31 customers found this review helpful)


C'mon Gibson...

By Johnrock220

from Tacoma, WA

Okay. I know that you punk-rockers who enjoy Green day and most likely Gibsons as well. But as far as I am concerned, this guitar is really really good, but c'mon with the price Gibson. It's like they are saying "If you can't afford it, you don't deserve it" which doesn't sit to well with me. Any kid who wants to start a band with A Gibson Les paul Junior either has to be rich or has to have had a family member give it to them. Anyways, point is, amazing guitar but overpriced to the utmost extreme. Just buy an Epeiphone Les Paul Junior and replace the pickup with a Gibson P-90 Dogear pickup (the one on the Gibspon Les Paul Junior model). That will come up to be about $200-$250 altogether Epiphone and all. As far as I'm concerned, Epiphone and Gibson are the exact same quality, just better pickups are all you need. Take it from a fellow punk rocker, would I lie to you about trying to find the perfect rock sound?

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Junior in name only!

By mmukav

from Chardon, Ohio

Gibson's Les Paul Junior is one lean, mean, rockin' machine! The solid mahogany body gives the Junior it's great tone. The single-cutaway body style and light weight make it very comgortable to play, especially on those long gigs. The Gibson P-90 pickup gives it it's growl. With one tone and volume control, it's easy to dial in the sound you want. A very comfortable, 24-3/4" neck with rosewood fretboard also makes it a joy to play. No 'faded' finish here; this guitar comes with a great nitro finish, and the burst is super. It has chrome hardware, and a compensated wraparound bridge. The tuners are decent, but I'd like to see an adjustable bridge. I also replaced the gig bag with a hardshelled case for better protection. I play this beauty through a tube amp, and it sounds fantastic! It's got that great gibson tone, and the mahogany body really resonates. A good value for the money.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Les Paul Jr. ROCKS

By DangerousDave

from Sturbridge MA

Great guitar for beginner or pro, will sound great for most any style of music, rock, blues, punk, anything but the heaviest of metal! Excellent quality as usual from Gibson, good electronics, good neck, body, etc. It would be great if it was available in a range of colors, but the vintage sunburst is quite nice and classy-looking.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Les Paul Jr is AWESOME!!!!!

By greendayrocks

from Dearborn Heights, MI

This guitar is great, especially with the P90 pickup. The classic style and sound is great for a first guitar, or even an addition to your collection. I mean its great for playing all varieties of music like punk (mostly what I play), rock, blues, and some metal, and it sounds best on a Marshall, in my opinion. Overall its great for the price and is an awesome guitar! I agree with someone else's review that you should have somemore color options, but the sunburst is still cool.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar

By MRD3k

from North Port

Although this is one of the more cheaper Gibsons you will find. Gibson has not sacrificed in quality. They've continued to make great guitars whether cheap or not. The tone of this guitar sounds great. The pickup sounds nice and smooth. The action on this guitar can be set wondefully. I recommend this guitar to anybody who is on a tight budget but loves that Gibson tone and feel.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


A Little Rock Machine

By Eric

from Lansdale, PA

The Les Paul Junior is a very simple guitar, but what is does, it does well. It's really about as straightforward as you can pickup, one volume knob, one tone knob. The P-90 puts out a ton of sound and sounds great through an overdriven tube amp. It definitely works well for punk/rock music like Green Day. The back of the neck is painted and can get a little sticky when your hand gets sweaty, but it has improved over time and is not a major problem. I replaced the tuning keys with Grovers for a little more of a modern look and the top hat knobs with speed knobs because I find them easier to use. This guitar is clearly a Gibson and is put together up to their standards. The fit and finish are very clean. If you've been wanting a Gibson Les Paul but can't bring yourself to spend that kind of money, you will not be disappointed in the Junior.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


For people who want to rock

By Gibson Guy

from Medford,OR

I love this guitar! It is Amazing. Like most of you probably know, this is the main guitar used by Green Day's guitarist. It is perfect for punk because the dog ear p90s give it a perfect tone. The only thing I don't like about it is the color choices. I would prefer sunburst or tv yellow. NOTE: To the person who wrote the review about it being to expensive. Gibson has reissued the melody maker, which is only 300 bucks! so buy it!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Killer Jr.

By roland8x

from N.W. Indiana

I can't say enough about the tone of this rock monster. The HUGE sound cannot be replicated by any plug-in or amp simulator. Truly has that Gibson quality...not a flaw anywhere. It needed to be set-up for my liking, but for this price I may buy another. Try it with a Crate Palomino and the tone backed off to about 6 or 7. Black Crowes anyone?

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Crunch Machine

By Rivets

from NY,NY

I was waiting for Gibson to finally come out with a JR. that didn't have the stop tailpiece and ABR1 bridge. Why they didn't make them in TV yellow only Gibson knows. A JR. in the hands of Leslie West or Mick Ralphs could get some awesome sounds. I really like this guitar but when will Gibson get hip and make the dbl ctw version in TV yellow without having to spend over $2000 on one from the custom shop. This should be a $500 guitar and no more. It's like Gibson saying but what we put out and like it. Gibsons have gotten so caught up in their own hype they think they could charge any price and we are supposed to pay it and keep our mouths shut and be thankfum Gibson is making these again. Well I have 2 real JR.s and I want a TV Dbl Ctw JR. with the wraparound bridge. Rather then pay over the $2000 tag they are asking I'll buy a PRS as they kill Gibsons. Gibson is living on their name when they made good and affordable guitars. I don't think this is any bargin so try one of the Flying V's for $549 or the SG's on sale for $500. Nice but not as nice as a real old JR.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


This Guitar ROCKS!!!

By Katie Carroll

from San Diego California

I have had ths guitar since i was barely 9 and now im 10 . this guitar provides great sound qualities, although if your into hard rock i do not think this would be the guitar for you. I f you have been playing along time and you are really good at heavy metal and all that schebang, this is not for you. if you are a first timer like...mua, it will be great.

(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


cute but overpriced

By cannonballsax

from Richland, MI

I have been informed that the Les Paul Junior was supposed to be designed for beginners. It's very cute, because it's got that dog-ear pickup and is very simple. One complaint is the price -- it is more than $700 because it's a darn name brand. I wish it could be docked to about $200-$250 instead of remaining at $700-$800. Come on, let's show some empathy for beginners wanting a name brand!

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