Gibson Customshop P90s-Help me choose between these two models.

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  1. tonepolice

    tonepolice Member

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    I am stuck between the Historic R4 Les Paul and the Historic 57 Les Paul Junior for my choice in a P-90s guitar.

    For those with experience with these two models which one would you recommend over the other for a classic P-90 guitar? Thankyou.
     
  2. Strat-O

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    You need to play them before you buy. The 54 with the wraparound bridge responds more like a Telecaster...with a Gibson scale. String tension feels different from an ABS bridge setup like the R6. Its too much money to spend without trying them first...in my opinion.
     
  3. tonepolice

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    Strat-o I agree with you. But, check my location, I am in the middle of the Himalayan mountains in Kathmandu, Nepal. Ordering through the internet is the only option I have so I have to trust the words of people here on this forum before i decide which one. Thanks again.
     
  4. mainsale

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    My R4 is a marvelous guitar but nothing like a Telecaster. I also have a VOS LP Junior that is also a wonderful guitar as well. You are on a win/win track. The junior is lighter and maybe easier to play and has a more aggressive tone which is great for "gutbucket" blues. The R4 might be a bit more sophisticated, bigger, and heavier with a slightly richer tone. Right now I find myself reaching for the junior more often but I have zero plans to sell the R4.

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    LP Special, n'est-ce pas?
     
  6. Fixxxer

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    I am not a fan of the wrap around tailpiece, its a big reason I reluctantly sold my tele.
     

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