Originally issued with a single P-90 pickup in the bridge position, Les Paul Juniors have often been modified to humbucker status for thicker, creamier tones. With the Gibson Les Paul Junior Special Humbucker Electric Guitar, Gibson USA takes you straight there in a pre-modded, hotrodded dual-humbucker guitar equipped to carry you everywhere a Les Paul Standard wants to go. Powered by two of Gibson's most popular humbucking pickups, and loaded with classic hardware, the Les Paul Junior Special Humbucker is an outstanding value.
Gibson Les Paul Junior Special Humbucker Electric Guitar Features
- Solid Mahogany body with hi-gloss nitrocellulose finish
- Mahogany neck with '60s SlimTaper neck profile
- Dark Obeche fingerboard with dot inlays
- Powerful 490R Humbucker in the neck and hotter 498T Humbucker in the bridge
- Vintage-style white-button tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
Just like the first Les Paul Junior built in Kalamazoo 57 years ago, the Les Paul Junior Special Humbucker is made from solid mahogany. An archetypal tonewood used in countless classic Gibson electric guitars, mahogany has a sonic depth and richness that pulses through every note, yet always remains clear and articulate. As a further modification to the slab-bodied template, the Ebony Black model excludes the pickguard for that full-on hotrodded look.
The Les Paul Junior Special Humbucker’s neck is made from quarter-sawn Grade A mahogany, carved to the fast yet comfortable SlimTaper profile, with a fingerboard of Dark Obeche, a rich-brown hardwood with excellent tone and durability. For hardware, the Gibson USA packs in a classic set of Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, with vintage-style white-button tuners.
For all the meat and muscle you'll ever want to muster, the Les Paul Junior Special Humbucker carries two of Gibson USA's most popular humbucking pickups, an open coil 490R in the neck position, and a hotter open coil 498T in the bridge position.
The 490R is made with a genuine Alnico II magnet for creamy, rich, warm tones, while the 498T has a stronger Alnico V magnet and extra turns of coil wire for added growl and punch in the ‘lead’ position. Both provide superb clarity and sustain, and they make a well-matched set, with a balanced output and excellent round, funky tones when combined in the middle position.
Protected in a padded Gibson gigbag, with an owner's manual and coverage from Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty, as well as Gibson's acclaimed 24/7/365 Customer Service, the Les Paul Junior Special With Humbucker is one of the best values out there in a genuine Les Paul from Gibson USA.
The Les Paul Junior
Gibson's Les Paul Junior has been a no-nonsense favorite of rock 'n' rollers ever since its introduction way back in 1954. This single-cutaway slab-bodied electric guitar has always had a simplicity and affordability that has appealed to punk, blues, grunge and garage rockers, yet a tonal depth and purity that has landed it in the hands of plenty of more refined players, too.
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