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Newer Les Paul Juniors?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by thesooze, May 17, 2011.

  1. thesooze

    thesooze Member

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    Anyone rocking one of these guys? They play and sound okay? Wondering about the $800 price... vs. paying 2x more for the VOS ones.

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  2. Lublin

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    I purchased a Billie Joe Armstrong model because I wanted the correct vintage burst finish. I got it with a Tonepros bridge and a noiseless Fralin P90 for a STEAL. The current brown Jr's are FULGY IMHO. White is nice.
     
  3. thesooze

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    Yeah, don't care for the Satin Cherry or Burst ones of the new ones... But the white really caught my eye (has the Ebony fretboard too!).

    The pickup in these-- is it the same as the VOS pickup? (I know the Billie Joe one is hotter)
     
  4. smcgov

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    Just grabbed a 2010 for $625 delivered to my door....I really like it, setup was perfect and the p-90 just growls (perfect rythym sound to my ears). Body was 3 piece though, which I doubt you would see on a historic. Finish is satin cherry, looks very good to me. Body is light and very resonate, I like the wrap around tailpiece as well. Specs are very late 50's.

    For $800 I would get the 60's SG or the Goldtop 60's LP ($850)
     
  5. hank

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    Nice values.

    Historics have one-piece bodies.
     
  6. Virtual Pariah

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    Remember what the originals were designed for. The production models should be just fine for rocking out.

    A Custom Shop version of a Entry level guitar is kind of a waste.
     
  7. fish22

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    I played a friends the other day through my Dr. Z and couldn't put it down.
    When he told me he bought an $800 gibson i just laughed, because i usually hate the low end Gibsons....

    But his new LP jr felt awesome right off the rack from GC....
    it sounded great and felt really solid and had great sustain.

    It made me realize there is something very cool sonicly about a one pickup plank of wood with a nice neck....
    I'd pay $500 for a used one tho, but thats just me....
     
  8. chaddy45123

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    Love mine eventhough it see's very little playing time now that I have a 60's tribute
     
  9. Mitch T

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    I have one and like it a lot. The finish looks cheap but feels great, especially the neck. New price in the EU is about E625, I don't know exactly how that translates to US$...
     
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    Gloss finish, a case and a little less wood. So basically just one advantage :D
     
  12. redshark1105

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    Yes, here is mine. Upgraded bridge to tonepros, changed the nut with a graphite, changed the pickup to a Lollar low wind, changed the volume pot to 500k audio RS super pot and put a real bumble bee.

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  13. Elias Graves

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    I got the burst model with humbucker.
    Ditched the 498 for a seth lover and it's all kinds of fun. My favorite guitar now.

    EG
     
  14. Lublin

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    HOLY CRAP. I may have to purchase one of these very soon!
     
  15. thesooze

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    Nice upgrades-- loving the relic too! :aok
     
  16. redshark1105

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    Thanks!! I sanded the neck because it feels better. That finish gets sticky with sweat.
     
  17. radiohead625

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    to be honest... I can't believe how much such a simple guitar costs. I think its a bit ridiculous. I'd love to own one, but it will be way down the list. Especially since i have a US Hamer artist korina p-90 doing an amazing job in the p90 department.
     
  18. redshark1105

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    I have no info about that, all I know is that the Gibson P-90 is too dirty sounding with no dynamics. That is why I replaced it with the Lollar low wind which cleans really well with the correct 500k pot. That change plus doing the 50's wiring opens up the guitar sound and people get surprised about how many diferent tones only one pickup can produce.
     
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    I sometimes wish that I had kept mine. it was a very cool guitar.
     
  20. Mitch T

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    Gibson P90s..... they puzzle me. I heard 'em in two LP Specials (including one CS) and they rocked on the bridge but sounded dull at the neck. When I tried my Junior at the shop I was surprised about how clear sounding and articulate it was and now that it's mine: I still do!
    But I recently acquired a neck P90 for one of my guitars and that particular pup came out of a Historic. Mud heaven. :huh
     

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