Gibson has released another short scale bass this year, following the announcement of the short scale Thunderbird. The new LP Junior DC Bass features a 30.5” scale, which the company explains is perfect for players with shorter arms and smaller hands.
Designed to mix elements of the Les Paul Junior guitar and the 1960 EB-0 bass, the body is solid Mahogany with glued-in Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard. The bass is rounded off with a Pelham Blue nitro finish.
Pickups include a TB Plus humbucker in the neck position and a TB Mini humbucker in the bridge position. For the vintage look, Gibson added Grover shamrock-key tuners. The Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass comes with a hardshell case and has a street price of around $1229. For more info, visit Gibson’s website.
Gibson LP Junior DC Bass Specs:
- 30.5” Scale
- Solid Mahogany Body
- Glued-in Mahogany Neck with Short Scale Profile
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- TB Plus Humbucker and TB Mini Humbucker Pickups
- Grover Shamrock-Key Tuners
- 3-Point Bridge with Adjustable Saddles