Gibson Les Paul Nashville Junior Review

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Gibson Les Paul Nashville Junior
Gibson Les Paul Nashville Junior


General Information

Original Author: Audiopaal

Weapon: Electric Guitar

Make: Gibson

Model: Les Paul Nashville Junior

Price: Bought from Guitar Relics of NY Inc., for 800$ + 150$ shipping to Norway.

The purchase

I saw this guitar on the Gibson Guitar Of The Week program they had last year and fell in love I looked and looked for it, but no one wanted to sell me this guitar (I live in Norway so that probably has something to do with it, hehe..). And finally after a while I got a deal at Guitar Relics of NY Inc. Paid, shipped and well home in Norway I unwrapped the box, took out a nice original Gibson Hardcase and opened it up to a really nice smell, an even better view and an even better feeling playing it for the first time. (and the second time, and the thir time, and the fourth... you get my drift)


A Gibson Les Paul Nashville Junior.

Embellished with the Prairie Flower pickguard motif found on Gibson Acoustic’s iconic SJ-200, the Les Paul Nashville Junior Double Cutaway proves it’s a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. A dog-eared P-90, White Satin finish, ebony fingerboard, and wraparound compensated tailpiece make this a guitar with tremendous value and tremendous sound.

Technical Description

Body Top Species: Mahogany Back Species: Mahogany Neck Species: Mahogany Profile: 60's Peghead Pitch: 17° Nut Width: 1.695 in. Neck Joint Location: 17th Fret Fingerboard Species: Ebony Scale Length: 24 3/4 in. Number of Frets: 22 Inlays: Dot Hardware Plating Finish: Chrome Tailpiece: Wraparound Knobs: Black Top Hat Machine Heads (Tuners): Chrome Grovers Electronics Bridge Pickup: P-90 Dog Ear Controls: One volume, One tone.


This is where the guitar shines the most. Apart from being a stunningly beautiful guitar it's got a tremendous sound. Perfect for Rock, Blues and Country. Hey, I even got a pretty good Metal sound from it as well. This thing rocks, the sustain lasts forever and the playability is out of this world.

The clean sound is nice and snappy, one of the better cleansounds I've heard.

This guitar with a little overdrive makes you wanna rock & roll all day, believe me

Gibson Les Paul Nashville Junior
Gibson Les Paul Nashville Junior

It's actually pretty great with Distortion/Metal effects as well, who would have have thought? But more of a Mustasch kind of angry distorted sound, not Metallica heavy

All in all it's a perfect 10.

Action, Fit & Finish

No flaws here. Action of the box was pretty good. The pick-up was adjusted nicely and the satin white finish is just lovely. It's actually just one layer of paint so you can see the wood through. Some like it, some don't, but I think it's great. It shines and looks vintage at the same time


It's a Gibson, it should last a lifetime. Fells really solid although it's pretty light.


This guitar is well worth it's price, it's worth much more if you ask me. It's a steal really..

Overall impression

I'm really happy with this guitar. There is nothing bad to say about it really. You get what you want, it's a junior so you can't expect a lot of features. If you do, you've bought the wrong guitar

Overall rating: A perfect 10

More pictures

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Originally by Audiopaal