'TV Yellow' LP Jr

tache3

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Firstly, apologies to all for this post being not entirely dedicated to vintage Les Pauls (or is it? I dunno yet). However, a couple of contributors over in the general Les Paul area have suggested that I appeal for your help, as we are ending up getting nowhere over there.

I am trying to help a friend date a LP Jr. With the help of some of the contributors on the MLP forums we have decided that it is probably a refin. Here's the thread so far-

http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/lp-junior-tv.423197/

There have been some useful contributions from the Luthiers Area too-

http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/tv-yellow-refin.423355/#post-9022207

So, as mentioned, a refin is most likely but we are having difficulty pinning down whether it is a reissue that has been refinished or an older instrument. The fact that the pot codes date to 1977 (and the Jr was out of production between the early 60's and the mid 80's) just makes things more murky.

Any help anyone can give is much appreciated.
 

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Eric Ernest is a top vintage guitar expert.

Seek his advisory word; as he knows how to identify vintage gibson guitars based on things that are not replaceable parts or shared with other guitars. This will be key to identify the guitar as it looks to have replaced pickguard, pots, pick up, and bridge.

I’ve tagged him here to bring his attention to your inquiry. @eric ernest

It may be a good idea to post all the pictures you have here.
 
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Definitely a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. Most likely a 50's Jr that has been refinished....with goofy replacement parts.
Wow. That is good news. Thanks for taking the time to look at the info.

Are there any particular extra pics that I could post that would help to further confirm?
 
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