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1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior 3/4 Double Cutaway Added Harmony H44 Pickup Orig Case
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As you can see, this guitar is not all original. The original owner, who we got it from, bought the guitar new in 1959 here in Des Moines. He wanted a two pickup model so he added the shown pickup. He also added the modified custom pickguard, added the new pots, wiring and knobs and played it ...a lot! It also experienced a neck crack some time in its life. Secure Pro repair that is not going anywhere.From there, this guitar is awesome!! I have had plenty of Harmony guitars with these H44 Hersey bar pickups. I would not have thought to add it to a Gibson but WOW!!! I was shocked at the sound this guitar produces with this pickup. I could play on just the neck pickup all nite, but in conjunction with the original Dog Ear P90, get out! There is not another Jr around that sounds like this one! It sound thick, full, toneful, bluesy, artful, whatever you can come up with...it sounds great!
This 1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior has a gorgeous mahogany body finished in cherry. The solid body, double Horn cutaway guitar is both simple and elegant. The mahogany neck has a rosewood fretboard with 7 dot inlays and 19 frets. It has a 22 1/2" scale neck and a nut width of 1 9/16" … The neck feels wonderful and it sounds as good as it looks. These shorter scale guitars are a blast to play!
This was a one owner guitar that I got here in Des Moines IA. It is in fabulous shape. No rising or cracks in the replacement pickguard. The Original Aluminum Tailpiece Bridge is in great shape as are the original frets. The frets are in really good shape ….When we peeked into the modified cavity it appears that sometime in 1960 the additional pots were added. They work perfectly.. Original everything else including the knobs, Kluson Single line Tuners and of course, the awesome Gibson Dog eared P90 and Harmony Hersey Bar Pickup. The owner couldn't find the back plate. That is missing.
Check out the original Gibson Soft Shell Case. Its been around for awhile now! When we got it, it was in three pieces. We couldn't let this original case go to the trash heap so we spent many hours with wood pieces, cardboard and lots of hot glue gun time to get this old timer back in some shape. It will still protect your guitar. It has the original handle, hinges and clasps. I would not travel with this one though. It is fragile and historic.
This rare guitar is sold as-is no returns, but know that I have been hand picking my customers guitars for over 20 years now and have loved the guitars I found them. This really cool Gibson will certainly not be an exception.
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