Gibson (new) 1957 Les Paul Junior (Jr.) Single Cutaway VOS

Tag No 59-0123 New

#79716, VOS series, in vintage sunburst finish, with hard shell case.

As per the Gibson wesbite "In 1955, the competition to develop and market solid body electric guitars that were both affordable and professionally built was heating up. Just three years earlier, Gibson had introduced the incredible Les Paul model with a $249.50 price tag (including case), yet increased competition was triggering the exploration into new directions that would eventually yield a wide variety of new and innovative Gibson products at various price points. Among those new products was the Les Paul Junior single cutaway model in 1955—a stripped-down, affordable alternative to the more expensive Les Paul model. It was given a dark brown color around the guitar’s edge, with a golden sunburst shading in the middle of the body. This finish would eventually become known as Vintage Sunburst."

We have just examined both of our new Gibson Les Paul Jr. guitars.  The question is:  how do they differ?   Tag No. 15-6100, slightly (actually 7%) less expensive, has a fingerboard that is variegated with a variety of color in the rosewood.  This guitar weighs in at 8 pounds 9.03 oz.     Tag No. 59-0123, being priced $150 higher, has a fingerboard with less color variation in the grain which makes it look a little like Brazilian rosewood, even though it isn’t, they’re both East Indian rosewood, and its weight is considerably lighter at 7 pounds 2 oz.    There is something to be said for either weight:  There are people who state that more weight in an electric means longer sustain, but from the point of view of comfort I, myself, would likely opt for the 7 pounds 2 oz.  

These are each VOS series Gibson guitars which means that the finish is not shiny, glossy and new looking – the finish is left slightly satin in an effort to make to look as if the guitar were actually built in 1957.  My belief is (but this would have to be confirmed with a technician) that if you were to have the instrument buffed professionally you might be able to make it glossier.    Most importantly, if you’d like to try out either guitar on a 3-day approval basis, in your home, just phone me and we can make arrangements for that to happen.  In an approval (when something is shipped to you) you wouldn’t have to buy it if you didn’t like it.    Just Call 718 981 8585 Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM.  Thanks.

The Gibson List Price is $3,527

Our Discount Price is $2,164.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $2,099.00.

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