Joined: Jan. 2000
||Posted: Feb. 16 2006, 11:03
Here is what Gibson have to say about the LP Junior TV.
It has the gold decal logo with the dot attached to the G and an open b and o, stud mounted bridge/tailpiece and original peghead shape so it all looks original to me.
I think indeed it is a Les Paul TV from 1957 (Ray adds - I didnt tell them who I had bought it off!!. This guitar has the specifications of the Les Paul Junior, but then with limed mahogany finish:
Les Paul TV: Les Paul Jr. with limed mahogany finish (name derives either from popular TV cabinet finishes of the day or from the belief that the finish would show up better than sunburst on black-and-white TV), a few early examples are natural finish Mahogany.
Finish described as natural in price list and as limed oak in catalog: 1956
Limed mahogany finish in catalog description: 1957
Double Cutaway with rounded horns: mid 1958
Renamed SG TV, still with rounded cutaway horns: late 1959
SG body shape, white finish: early 1961
Les Paul Jr: Flat top, slab mahogany body, single cutaway, 1 black P-90 pickup, stud mounted bridge/tailpiece, tortoiseshell plastic pickguard, 16 frets clear of body, unbound rosewood fingerboard, dot inlay, yellow silkscreen logo and model name on peghead, nickel plated hardware, sunburst finish.
Introduced: mid 1954
The machine heads are not original, the original tuners should be Kluson Deluxe, Tulip plastic tuners, the knobs should have a single ring around them.
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