1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior TV Solid Body Electric Guitar
Among fans of '50s Gibson solidbody electrics, no finish color gets the eyebrows dancing like mention of "TV Yellow." It was a popular finish on modern furniture in that era, and lots of those big television cabinets were finished in a shade called limed mahogany. The light pore filler in the mahogany gave the wood a slightly greenish hue, and as the lacquer aged it became more yellow. This '57 Les Paul Junior is perhaps the best example of Gibson's TV Model yellow Gryphon has had in the last few years, as it has only slight lacquer crazing and while there is some wear, especially on the lower side and where the player's right arm went over the edge, the top, back, and back of the neck have impressions in the lacquer, but not through it. This example appears to be original throughout, including the Kluson tuners, frets, pickguard, P-90 pickup, and bridge/stop tailpiece (pots and knobs also appear original). The frets are in remarkably good shape and everything works as it should, this is a very playable and good sounding Gibson electric from what is considered the company's prime period.