1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry Red (Serial No. 0 7051)
I’d always liked the idea of these guitars – simple one pickup Rock ‘N Roll guitars from Gibson’s golden period of guitar making.
Living in Perth, Western Australia, in the 1980s these guitars were scarce. A friend brought this early 1960 example back from the U.S. I had a play and loved it and said “if you ever want to sell it I’m your buyer”. A year or so later I got the call and have had this guitar since circa 1989.
It has a great sounding P90 pickup. It can be heard on The Atlantics song “Tube Screamer”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM5IwDE_kB4
Can be heard playing the melody on this song.