Gibson Les Paul Junior 3/4 Sunburst 1957

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Starting in 1954, Gibson offered players a simple, affordable take on the Les Paul dubbed the Les Paul Junior. This bare-bones solidbody featured one dog-eared P-90 pickup, a stud-mounted bridge, an unbound Rosewood fingerboard, and slab Mahogany body. In 1956, the Les Paul Junior was given 3/4-sized counterpart that stayed in production until 1961.

Years of Production: 1956 - 1961

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  One dog-eared P-90 pickup, tone and volume control knobs, stud-mounted bridge, unbound neck

Finish Specifications: Sunburst was the original finish for the Les Paul Junior.

Notable Players: John Lennon, Billie Joe Armstrong, Johnny Thunders

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