The Gibson Charlie Starr Les Paul Junior
| June 11, 2024 |

Introducing the Gibson Charlie Starr Les Paul Junior

A limited-edition instrument replicating the Blackberry Smoke frontman’s go-to guitar

Gibson has released the limited edition signature Charlie Starr Les Paul™ Junior, a guitar that authentically reproduces the Blackberry Smoke frontman’s go-to 1956 Les Paul Junior in Dark Walnut and Ebony satin nitrocellulose finishes. It features a mahogany neck with a 50s neck profile digitally scanned and replicated from Starr’s favorite Junior, a custom-designed overwound P-90 pickup, and an adjustable Wraparound bridge with locking studs. Only 250 will be crafted in each finish.

In addition, each guitar comes packed in a Historic Les Paul Junior “Gator Skin” hardshell case and includes a Charlie Starr Signature Ceramic Slide and Hey Ya’ll sticker, complete with Charlie’s original misspelling. 

Throughout his career, Charlie Starr’s affinity for the Les Paul Junior has contributed to his guitar tone and playing style, adding to the signature sound of Blackberry Smoke. Known for their rich blend of country, rock, and blues influences, Blackberry Smoke creates a unique sound that resonates, with heartfelt lyrics and soulful melodies. Their music features dynamic guitar riffs, strong rhythms, and evocative storytelling, embodying the spirit of Southern rock.

Highlighted features

Overwound P-90 Pickup: The Gibson P-90 is one of the greatest and most-recorded pickup designs of all time. This overwound version adds even more power and output to a single-coil pickup known for its girthy sound.

Adjustable Wraparound Bridge: Complete with locking studs to keep it in place when you change strings, the wraparound bridge is famous for its sustain-enhancing properties, and the adjustability of this unit ensures proper intonation.

This deceptively versatile guitar comes in Dark Walnut and Ebony premium satin nitrocellulose finishes

50s Neck Profile: A more substantial and hand-filling neck shape for those who prefer a vintage feel with more substance, this profile was digitally scanned from Charlie Starr’s favorite 1956 Les Paul Junior.

Historic “Gator Skin” Hardshell Case: A hardshell case is the best way to keep your guitar safe when it’s being stored or when you’re traveling with it, and a beautiful, Historic “Gator Skin” hardshell case is included with the Charlie Starr Les Paul Junior.

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