Check this out. I am very fond of Gibson Les Paul Specials, especially ones with humbuckers. I was in GC about three weeks ago and saw this: This is the GC Exclusive Les Paul Special Pro. It has coil taps, 60's neck and gloss finish. Price....$999. _____________________________________________________________ Now check this out. This is a new model that just showed up at Wildwood, Zzounds and MF about a week ago. This is called the Les Paul Junior Special. It has the 60's neck, gloss finish AND a bound neck.Keep in mind that this guitar comes with either P-90's or humbuckers. Price.....$799 ($749 if you prefer the satin finish). Aside from the coil taps this seems like the same guitar? No? Why is the GC model $200 more? Here's the kicker. I actually bought the GC model about three weeks ago. I ended up returning it due to a severe fret sprout issue. Now I plan to buy one of these LP Junior Special's. At nearly $200 less I am glad I was able to return the Special Pro. I plan to get one of these in a few weeks. I don't understand the Gibson thought process here. Two models, nearly identical but one costs 20 percent less. Makes no sense to me.