Gibson USA’s 2019 Les Paul Junior Tribute DC (£699) shoots for the post-1958 double-cut outline in a choice of four ‘worn’ satin colours and a single soapbar P-90 at bridge. It uses a mahogany body with maple neck and rosewood fingerboard.
PRS’s S2 Singlecut Standard Satin (from £899) is another stripped-down satin finish option with a choice of three colours, dual #7 covered humbuckers, four controls and adjustable wrapover bridge. This one has all-mahogany construction with a rosewood fingerboard.
In the UK, the revitalised Gordon Smith is making some cool Jr/Special-style guitars in either single- or double-cut outlines. Lots of options, too, on the custom order models, such as the GS, which starts at £600. A model with a thick poplar body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, single P-90 and adjustable wrapover bridge, for example, would cost you around £780.
PRS S2 Singlecut Standard Satin
Gordon Smith GS1
Gibson 2019 Les Paul Junior Tribute DC