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New Guitar Day (Vintage Junior Content!)

Discussion in '"Vintage" Instruments' started by King Loudness, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. King Loudness

    King Loudness Member

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    EDIT: Video clip post #23 :)

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    New Guitar Day -- played and well loved '59 Jnr. Here in Canada where I am, out east, good vintage guitars really aren't that common. A good buddy of mine bought this locally two years ago and was very gracious enough to sell it to me this morning. I have been actively looking for several months, and sold several nice guitars (including a refin '63 SG Standard, '74 LP Custom, a couple 2019 Gibsons, and more in between) to help facilitate it. I've wanted an old Junior since seeing Johnny Thunders play one on a TV programme when I was 7. I have had tonnes of reissues and good copies, but once I played this '59, I knew there was only one way to go.

    I will be posting new clips of this very soon on my YouTube page. The guitar is all original as far as I know, except for a Mojoaxe bridge.

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  2. Badtone

    Badtone Silver Supporting Member

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    My avatar approves :aok I believe you will thoroughly enjoy that beauty; welcome to the club!
     
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  3. WordMan

    WordMan Silver Supporting Member

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    Congrats, man - having heard you play on your clips, I can’t think of a guitar that might suit you as well. Create some Joy with that one!
     
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    Sampler Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice to see you scored a great Junior man...looking forward to hearing the clips! Congrats.
     
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  5. Hiwatt Bob

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    Dude congrats!! Just joined the club as well—happy for you! I’m sure it sounds/plays amazing.
     
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  6. balde

    balde Member

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    Wow man, so nice
     
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  7. King Loudness

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    Is yours that TV I saw posted in this forum? That is DELUXE. These are really special guitars!

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  8. silverhawk

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    Looks like my old one.
     
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  9. Gilky

    Gilky Gold Supporting Member

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    First of all, holy cow what a gorgeous spot, you are living the dream! Also, nice guitar.
     
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  10. Shreve

    Shreve Katzenjammer Kid Gold Supporting Member

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    Looking good! I thought your new guitar may have been the Strat in your last YT vid. This should be fun to watch in action. Enjoy that thing! :rockin
     
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  11. King Loudness

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    Thanks! That guitar is my Danocaster Strat which I bought a couple years ago. Can't recall if I replied on YouTube or not. Appreciate y'all watching, and for the kind words.

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  12. crashbelt

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    Great guitar - love those 50s Juniors.

    I have the Mojoaxe compensated wraparound TP on mine and they do give that little bit of intonation improvement - nice simple effective bit of kit, you see a lot of them in use. Yours looks a bit shiny compared with the age and wear of everything else. Assuming its nickel, I'd be inclined to age it a bit to look more in keeping. There are online tutorials on various methods if you feel confident.
     
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  13. R2-DD2

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    congratulations, that's a beaut! love wraparound bridges.
     
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  14. Waylander

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    Man, I love the sight of these cracks in the lacquer. Just beautiful. Congrats.
     
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  15. King Loudness

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    Thanks! I am going to take the wait and see approach for the moment -- Dan Strain at Danocaster affectionately refers to me as "Edward Acidhands" so I'm sure the bridge will be "aged" in not much time with the amount of hours this ax will get.

    W.
     
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  16. 56Tweed

    56Tweed Sub-Octave Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice move, they can be amazingly simple tone machines. Just pure rock 'n roll!
     
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    That looks perfect! Congrats!
     
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    Nice! One of my favorite players Joey Alves of Y&T fame played a "59.

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  19. IPLAYLOUD

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    Nice guitar.
    Nice TGP name. :)
     
  20. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    Dude, you're STOKED!

    LP Juniors, in my opinion, are fairly unique in the vintage world because of their high average quality.

    Of all the vintage guitars I've played, LP Juniors are pretty uniquely great sounding and playing. I've played ones I liked better and one's I've liked less, but since playing my first one in '71, I've never played a bad LP Junior that was stock - not one. Double or single cut.

    Some older vintage Teles, Strats, even some Les Pauls and hollow bodies can just sound and play only OK, but I've never played or heard a stock LP Junior that failed to deliver!

    You're STOKED!

    Congrats, play it in good health, Dana O.
     
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