If you’re looking for a pure rock and roll machine, the Gibson USA Les Paul Junior is a contender that you should strongly consider!
With its distinctive yet timeless singlecut body shape, a punchy P90 bridge pickup and the renowned Gibson construction, this instrument is as stylish as it is potent-sounding. The Les Paul Junior is the perfect blend of beauty and simplicity.
Featuring Gibson’s staple tonewood combinations, the Les Paul Junior is comprised of a Mahogany body and a Mahoganyy neck. With the rich-sounding Mahogany serving as a fantastic tonal foundation for the powerful P90, this material delivers a strong mid-range and a focused low-end.
Adorned with a silky smooth Rosewood fingerboard, you can effortlessly glide up and down the neck, especially with the modern Slim Taper neck profile.
Electronics & Hardware
The Gibson USA 2019 Les Paul Junior features a single P90 in the bridge, but it’s more versatile than you might think. Although punk players will adore its potent sound, this Gibson-designed P90 is actually incredibly dynamic, reacting very well to the volume and tone controls.
This means that you can tame some of the pickup’s output for a thinner and less aggressive sound, and also reduce some top-end for a creamy lead tone, or a smoother-sounding clean.
With a Compensated Wraparound bridge, this reliable design feels solid and smooth under the right hand when palm-muting, with no jagged saddles digging into your picking hand.
Gibson has ensured that this guitar projects an old-school vibe, which is why they have fitted the Les Paul Junior with a set of their Vintage Deluxe tuners. Featuring understated white buttons, these tuners have a stable feel with a steady rotation, meaning that you can precisely tune each string.
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Vintage 50s
- Scale Length: 24.75" / 62.865cm
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" / 304.8mm
- Number of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.69" / 43.05mm
- End-of-Board Width: 2.26" / 57.4mm
- Inlays: Acrylic Dots
- Bridge Pickup: P-90 Dog Ear
- Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
- Finish: Nickel
- Bridge: Wraparound
- Tuners: Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons
- Pick Guard: Black
- Control Knobs: Black Top Hats
- Jack Plate: Black