What year did Juniors get Bumble Bee Capacitors??

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  1. yamariv

    yamariv Senior Member

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    Hey Vintage Gurus!

    Just wondering what year Vintage Juniors started getting Bumble Bee Caps installed at Gibson?

    Thx!
     

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    bsteff666 Senior Member

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    1956 was the transition year. I’ve had 56’s with grey tigers...and some with bumblebees.
     
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    yamariv Senior Member

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    Wow, that early ok cool! I found a 57 Junior and it looks untouched with a blumble bee in there. Just wanted to make sure that the transition year wasn't 58. Thanks! :dude:
     

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    jimi55lp Senior Member

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    I have two 1955 LP Specials with the earlier serial# having Grey Tigers while the later serial# has Bumble bees.
     

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    yamariv Senior Member

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    Interesting, 55 seems crazy early!
     

  6. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    My '56 has one.
     

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