1959 ES-140 1961 Les Paul Junior 2007 SG Classic 2011 SG Standard Exclusive 1969 SG Standard 1968 SG Special 2006 ‘60 Strat Relic 2005 Limited '66 Strat Closet Classic 1988 American Standard Stratocaster 1966 Jaguar 1965 Duo Sonic II 1966 ES-330 2009 USA '62 Wilshire Reissue 1971 ES-335 1997 Rickenbacker 360 1959 ES-140 3/4T (again!)
Some guitars don’t need an introduction. Case in point: Gibson’s Les Paul Junior is as iconic as they come. No muss, no fuss, just plug and play. The one piece body and chunky one piece mahogany neck are the main ingredients in this tonal powerhouse. The single pickup means one less magnet dampening the strings and the wraparound bridge does a great job transferring those vibrations making the guitar sing. This beauty is up there with the best of them. The red paint of this era is notorious for fading but we actually love this “faded” look on everything from the Junior’s to the iconic “Bursts.” An all around winner!
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Clifford’s mood brightens later in the dressing room when Irwin presents him with a birthday gift from the band, which Irwin had been planning for months: two black custom-made Gibson Les Paul Junior guitars. “Holy fuck!” says Clifford, opening the first case, putting his hands over his face. When he sees the second guitar, he screams: “This is the best day of my life! Oh, my God! Holy fucking shit! This is literally the last fucking thing I expected!” He gives Irwin a huge hug.
Usually when I hear the word “knob”, it is being used by someone derogatorily with reference to me (or some recent behaviour of mine), e.g. “F*ck but that DeeBee™ is knob!” or “In my life I have never so much as met as big a knob as you, DeeBee™, and trust me I have met some pretty f*cking huge knobs in my time…”
But in the context of this post, “knob” refers strictly to “guitar controls”, and not “bellends”, “wankers”, or “boner-biting dick-fart f*ckfaces”. Just thought I would clear that up before we start.
There’s a nice little cross section of Gibson knobs here, including “witch hat” knobs, which may be my favourite knob name, and “bells” which are my favourite design, but the name ain’t so great…
Also, you’ll notice that the Ricky knobs are labeled…I am guessing this is because Ric has an arrangement of the tone and volume knobs that is different from Gibson - so if you are used to playing Gibsons, you will be perpetually reaching for the wrong knob (i.e. tuning the tone down when you meant to be turning the volume down and vice versa).
PS: Reaching for the wrong knob is the 3rd leading cause of violent death in Canada.