1958 was a banner year for Gibson. In addition to the aggressively modern look of the Explorer and Flying V, it was also the year that the Les Paul Jr. double-cutaway was introduced. Intended as a student version of the Les Paul, this slab-body, single-pickup instrument was stripped down to the basics of what an electric guitar is. Ado... Click To Read More About This Product
1958 was a banner year for Gibson. In addition to the aggressively modern look of the Explorer and Flying V, it was also the year that the Les Paul Jr. double-cutaway was introduced. Intended as a student version of the Les Paul, this slab-body, single-pickup instrument was stripped down to the basics of what an electric guitar is. Adopted by players from rock, blues, punk, alternative and more, the Les Paul Jr. has more than transcended its "student" origins to become a mainstay of modern music. For 2019, Gibson takes it back to its origins with the elegant simplicity of a guitar that is simply all about being played.
The warmly resonant mahogany body is married to a maple neck that adds a touch of brightness and extra note definition. A smooth, fast SlimTaper profile combines with the rosewood fingerboard for an extraordinary playing experience. With the neck and body joining at almost the end of the fretboard, the double-cutaway Jr. also delivers incredible access all the way to the 22nd fret. The classic compensated wraparound bridge helps keep the "snap" in the tone while maintaining the stripped-down look that is much of the appeal of the Jr.
The single P-90 "soapbar" pickup is a true classic. Introduced by Gibson in 1940, its wide, short bobbin helps create a warmer, less edgy tone than many single coils, but one that still cuts through onstage. It's also a little hotter, and the sound of a P-90 into an overdriven amp is one of the sonic treats of rock-and-roll guitar. Wound with care in Gibson's Nashville factory, the P-90 is a great pickup for a wide variety of musical genres and the Les Paul Jr. is one of the purest platforms for this signature sound.
The Les Paul Jr. DC is built at Gibson's Nashville factory, using a combination of modern manufacturing tech and careful handwork by experienced master craftsmen for particularly critical jobs, ensuring excellent fit and finish so that each guitar is the best it can be before those familiar Gibson hangtags go on. From finish specialists carefully spraying the classic cherry-red thin nitrocellulose lacquer finishes to winding pickups and hand-testing each guitar, Gibson's commitment to quality for the player is second to none.
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