1959 Les Paul Junior! Plus, recommend a case...

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  1. 27sauce

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    Great score!
     
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    Yeah it is... its sitting here in front of me LOL.

    I have a 58 singlecut Jr I bought it for. It fits well BUT the neck angle is a bit off and the top of the case presses down on the nut area when closed. Its padded and not a big deal IMHO- but just worth mentioning as the only complaint I saw about the TKL was some guitars neck angles were an issue. Mine almost was... But that might be an issue for any aftermarket cases for vintage Jrs. I couldn't find a better option than the TKL.
     
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    Dude -

    You're STOKED! What a great guitar, and it sort of found YOU - that's the coolest!

    Enjoy, Dana O.

    PS Yes, I have a couple of 'em myself - they're fantastic!
     
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    That's been my experience with most of the vintage Gibson's I've owned with new TKL cases, the neck angle just doesn't match up. I often end up putting some type of cloth under the back/butt of the guitar to prop it up enough so that the neck lays flat along the neck rests.
     
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    DaveNJ, Got the same guitar as you, needed a case as well. There's a specific TKL model you should get that fits these perfectly with no slop.

    TKL Limited Edition Arch-Top Les Paul Jr Style Guitar Case Model No: 8824/LTD $124.98 plus $22 shipping. Probably more than that now, though.

    I got mine two years ago from AValive, looks like they still offer them for the same price, but it is a special order, IIRC.

    https://www.avalive.com/TKL/8824-LTD/205299/productDetail.php

    866-93PRO-AV
    (866-937-7628)
     
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    Hot damn. That is a fantastic guitar. Well done.
     
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    The wrap tail still looks new!

    Congratulations, that's a very nice one.
     
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    Congrats! Jr's of that era have continently been the best vintage guitars I've played/owned- pretty much everything else is a shitshow, but you know you're good with an old Jr.
     
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    Awesome guitar!

    I had a '58 double cut for 18 years. It came with a non-original next to no protection case. I bought a Gibson "chainsaw" case for it (the first version) that worked beautifully. It seems now if you can find one of those cases, they cost WAY more than I paid for it new way back then.
     
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    Wow. Insanely cool guitar. Enjoy! :beer
     
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    Pretty cool that it’s a factory black guard. Kinda rare
     
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    That’s what he told me - nice! I can’t get over how thick it is - 5 ply, I think?
     
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    For valuable guitars or guitars that mean something to me I really like Calton Cases... A LOT. Custom made to your specs.
    http://www.calton-cases.com/
     
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    If you buy one tell him the guy from the guitar show that repaired the best Airline Thunderbolt you've had sent you!

    I will say, all of these type cases are thinner and aren't as good at protecting as either the 90's custom shop cases, the 90's pink plush cases or the protector cases from the 80s. These are the more common choices for gigging guitars and vintage les pauls.

    However, the above lifton style cases do look very cool despite being not very protective comparatively

    This is the original case the guitar came with: https://reverb.com/item/6803160-use...trq62AIVlx2BCh0eYQR5EAQYASABEgKaw_D_BwE&pla=1
     
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    Are you taking the guitar out on gigs or just keeping it cased up at home? If that's what you're doing, there's no real reason to drop $300 on a case. You could get by with a stock Gibson Les Paul case, couldn't you?
     
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    I need it to be mobile...
     
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