Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cut Reissue Murphy Lab Heavy Aged TV Yellow (216)
Gibson Custom Shop's new Murphy Lab has one purpose: to take expert aging artist Tom Murphy's proprietary techniques to the next level. Here, Tom and his personally trained team of artists use cutting-edge technology and Tom's own processes, developed over years of careful testing, to produce perfect replicas of golden-age Gibsons, each dressed with Tom's brand of authentic, hand-applied playwear, and scientifically reverse-engineered nitrocellulose lacquer, identical to that which the brand used in the 1950s and 1960s. Each Murphy Lab model corresponds to one of four distinct aging levels and features extra-rolled fingerboard binding for a broken-in feel and true-to-life look.
In guitar lingo, being "ruined" is when you play something so good, there's no going back to what you once had. No Gibson guitar has evoked this expression more than the Les Paul™ Junior. In the 1950s it was sold as a student/budget model -- as simple as a set-neck electric guitar could be. But after a while, the humble Les Paul Junior caught the ear of professional guitarists who appreciated its sonic purity and minimalist components. Gibson Custom Shop has proudly kept the recipe the same for this Historic Reissue. From the solid mahogany and hide glue construction to the vintage-style wiring, the classic Les Paul Junior is back...and ready to "ruin" you. It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Heavy Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.
Body Shape:Les Paul Body:1-Piece Solid Mahogany Weight Relief:None Neck:Solid Mahogany Profile:Chunky C-Shape Nut width:1.687" / 42.85mm Fingerboard:Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit Scale length:24.75" / 628.65mm Number of frets:22 Nut:Nylon Inlay:Pearloid Dot Bridge:Wraparound Tailpiece:Wraparound Knobs:Gold Top Hats Tuners:Kluson Strip with White Buttons Plating:Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged Bridge pickup:Custom Dogear P-90 Controls:1 Volume, 1 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-inOil Capacitor Case:Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch