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DetroitBlues

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1956 LP Jr!
« on: August 08, 2013, 08:25:22 PM »
While attending the annual Heritage Guitar Owners Club, a friend of mine let me play his 1956 Gibson Les Paul Jr.  Only a Pot was replaced, the rest is all original!



Tone for days! Absolutely loved the neck profile.  I was playing through a Chicago Blues Box 18 watt combo.  Also killer.

I don't have a picture, but I also played a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Jr Double Cut.  Another fine instrument!

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Re: 1956 LP Jr!
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 08:30:55 PM »
This pic is for the year before, but this the LP Jr DC I was talking about.  It's actually in the pic from above but only from a side angle on the guitar stand.  This one was Cherry, but the color completely melted away over the past 50 years.  The guy holding it bought it used in 1976.

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Re: 1956 LP Jr!
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 10:07:41 AM »
Sounds like a great playing experience!  8)

I'd be worried playing a guitar in that league in case it damaged my love of my own cheap-o guitars.

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Re: 1956 LP Jr!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 09:47:37 PM »
I've been fortunate enough to play some rather expensive guitars... Didn't bother me a bit, but I wouldn't use it at a gig...