2015 Gibson USA Les Paul Junior 100th Anniversary Model TV Yellow with OHSC
The Gibson Les Paul Jr. is a solid-body electric guitar introduced in 1954 as an affordable, entry-level Les Paul. It was first released with a single-cutaway body style; models with a double-cutaway body style were later introduced in 1958. The Jr. continued through the first three years of the Les Paul/SG body redesign. It was discontinued in 1963, and was not re-released until 2001.
The goal for the Les Paul Jr. was to have a high-quality guitar that was still affordable. This was achieved by stripping the Gibson Les Paul down to the basics: no binding, no carved top, one pickup, one volume knob and one tone knob. The Junior was equipped with one P-90 "dog-ear" pickup at the bridge, which was actually a stop tailpiece from the standard Les Paul, repurposed. It was originally released in sunburst.
In 1955, Gibson launched the Les Paul TV model, which was identical to the Junior except for the name and a fashionable contemporary "limed oak" style finish, later more accurately named "limed mahogany". This natural wood finish with white grain filler often aged into a natural wood or dull yellow appearance, and eventually evolved into the opaque mustard yellow, popularly called "TV yellow". The model was not, as a popular myth says, to avoid glare from old TV cameras, but a modern look and a name to promote "The Les Paul & Mary Ford Show" then on television.
FINGERBOARD Rosewood, 22 frets
RADIUS 305R (12")
SCALE 625mm (24.75")
NUT Brass Zero Fret Nut
INLAY Dot Marker
TUNER G Force Tuning System
PICKUP Gibson P-90 ST Dog Ear
PARTS COLOUR Nickel
CONTROLS Master Volume & Tone
Gibson Limited Edition Gold Moulded Case
New and Improved in 2015
Gibson G FORCE™ Tuning System: Faster, more accurate, additional tunings
Zero Fret Adjustable Nut (patent applied for): Added action adjustment
P–90 Dogear Alnico Slug Pickup: Brighter Tone with a more percussive attack
Wider neck and fingerboard: Increased playing area with same string spacing
Comprehensive wood selection and grading: Rarest and finest materials for best instruments
Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard: Increased mass for sustain
Pearl Inlays: Better appearance and value
Smoother sanded, buffed and oiled fingerboard: Improved playability and feel
Comprehensive Setup (Lower Frets, Improved Plek, Intonation): Silky smooth action and bending, improved intonation
Improved contact output jack: Secure contact and uninterrupted signal
More robust cables: Stronger signal strength
Les Paul 100th birthday signature: Honoring a genius with a facsimile of his actual signature taken from a pickguard autographed by Les.
Les Paul Hologram: Authenticity and tribute
New & Improved Hardshell Case: Improved protection (up to 15 foot drop), sleek, ergonomic, made in USA