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Looking to identify my guitar from 20 years ago


New member
Sep 27, 2022
I thought it was an 80s Les Paul Jr, technically Special.

I was told it originally had 2 P90s and had the neck pickup route filled and the bridge routed for a humbucker. It was repainted many times. It appeared to have a serial number stamped as a Gibson would under the paint. The headstock appeared authentic. The shape looked like a normal Jr. 80s Jrs had a tune o matic. This would mean minimal alternations, pickup changes and paint.

However, looking at it now the odd part would be the heel. It starts higher than on a normal Jr. The heel starts towards the top of the cutaway, while Jrs start at the bottom. Due to this, the bridge and pickup appear a bit higher too.

It was set neck. Aside from the heel, everything appeared correct and Gibson.

This is the only photo I have.


I mocked what it would look like without the refinish beside a standard Les Paul.