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The Charlie Starr Les Paul Junior from Gibson captures the raw, rootsy tone of the Blackberry Smoke guitarist's well-traveled axe. As the limited-edition signature model based on Starr's go-to Junior, this guitar lets you channel his gritty, authentic sound whether you're laying down licks in the studio or tearing it up on stage.

Gibson Charlie Starr Signature Les Paul Junior

Starr's Signature Tones in a Limited Run

Only a select number of these Charlie Starr Les Paul Juniors will ever be produced, making each one a true player's piece to be coveted. Its premium appointments were guided by the man himself—from the '50s-style mahogany neck profile digitally scanned from Starr's personal Junior to the custom-wound P-90 pickup designed to his exacting specifications. You're getting the full-throttle Starr experience in a meticulously crafted guitar.

Gibson Charlie Starr Signature Les Paul Junior Back Detail

Vintage Vibe With Modern Refinements

While authentically channeling a classic Junior's vintage mojo, the Charlie Starr signature model incorporates some player-friendly upgrades. The Indian rosewood fingerboard feels broken-in yet lively, with acrylic dot inlays for improved durability. Grover tuners with kidney buttons keep you solidly in tune. And the adjustable wraparound bridge with locking studs lets you dial in perfect intonation and resonance. It's the ideal blend of heritage and modern playability. 

Gibson Charlie Starr Signature Les Paul Junior Pickup Detail

Custom-Wound for Dynamic Slide Tones

At the heart of the Charlie Starr Les Paul Junior's sound is its custom-wound P-90 pickup. This beefy single coil captures the gritty dynamics and harmonic overtones that define Starr's blues-infused slide work and riffs. Plug into a cranked tube amp, and this pickup will reward you with practically endless sustain and a beautifully touch-sensitive response. Every nuance of your attack and string bending gets faithfully translated into soulful chickin' pickin' tones.

Gibson Charlie Starr Signature Les Paul Junior Case and Slide Detail

Stage-Ready With Premium Extras

This guitar is ready to hit the road running thanks to its bundle of premium accessories. The included Historic Les Paul Junior "Gator Skin" hardshell case provides sturdy protection for traveling. Charlie Starr's signature ceramic slide is ideal for coaxing out singing, vocal-like leads. And a "Hey Ya'll" sticker bearing Starr's Southern twang lets you rep the Blackberry Smoke vibe. With the Charlie Starr Les Paul Junior, you're all set to bring roots-inspired slide wizardry to any gig.

For guitarists who idolize Charlie Starr's gritty, uncompromising roots rock style, this signature Les Paul Junior is the ultimate way to tap into his magic. From its custom-wound P-90 to its vintage-inspired appointments, it's a world-class recreation of a working guitarist's beloved tool. Visit your local Guitar Center today and experience Starr's authentic junior in person.

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  • Authentic recreation of Charlie Star's favorite Les Paul Junior
  • Mahogany body and neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Custom-designed overwound P-90 pickup for signature tone
  • Digitally-scanned '50s neck profile for comfortable playing feel
  • Adjustable wraparound bridge with locking studs for tuning stability

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  • Shape: Les Paul
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Top: N/A
  • Back: N/A
  • Binding: N/A
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: Artist spec '50s
  • Nut width: 1.69"
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Material: Indian rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlay: Acrylic dot
  • Bridge pickup: Overwound Dogear P-90
  • Controls: Master volume, master tone; hand-wired with Orange Drop capacitor
  • Bridge: Adjustable wraparound with locking studs
  • Tailpiece: N/A
  • Tuners: Grover Rotomatic with kidney button
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Case: Historic Les Paul Junior "Gator Skin" hardshell
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Strings: 6

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