- Dec 17, 2011
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Aren't they technically screwed in?
Hi lucky, say, I was thinkin bout these two kids.spending so much time together, mabey even unsupervised at times...Well, if they should happen to have babies, I will gladly adopt them and give them a happy home! Please let me know.I recently added these two beauties to the collection. Both were single owner guitars (not the same owner). Both all original. The '59 Junior sat under a bed for much of it's life. I'm looking forward to breaking it in as it's probably the loudest guitar I now own - super vibrant and rings like the most glorious/rockin' bell. The '56 Special has been played in a good amount. Very soulful guitar - I love the neck tones on this one. Had to rotate the magnets in one of the pickups as it came wired out of phase. I may ultimately consider a refret on the '56 but I'm enjoying it for what it is now. Both of these have been on my bucket list of guitars for a while so I'm super stoked to finally add them to the fold.
Enjoy some pictures!
All "Juniors", at least the original ones (I don't know about the later reissues) were usually 3 piece glued mahogany bodies (remember, these were the bottom of the line Les Paul's in price, so they'd never get 2-piece bodies). My '58 is 3-piece, you can see one "seam" on it's left-side pretty clearly and there is another seam on it's right-side where the Gib craftsmen did a spectacular job of matching two pieces of the same shade and grain of mahogany. You have to look really hard in very bright daylight to see that glued seam.Just beautiful guitars and photos of them!
I'm curious, are either of these one piece bodies?
I built a double cut w/ebony board, EVO frets and a one piece Honduras body and it is simply amazing. I built a second one two years ago, same specs, but has a one piece African body and it is only meh.