Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gtrfinder, Jan 17, 2015.
Maybe my favorite guitars ever.
Light as a feather, loud as a freight train:
Holy smokes Aaron! Yours?
That guy's been played. Good sign!
Hey Bob! How are you buddy?
Yeah, I need another guitar like a hole in the head, but this one is a good one. Maybe look for a gtrfinder "going out of business" sale soon.
I've only been able to play one vintage Junior so far - a '55 that was beat to hell and practically falling to pieces. It actually looked worse than the one you posted. For me, it was definitely not worth the $5400 asking price. I can appreciate the desire (I own a vintage Strat), but this 2001 R7 was a steal for the $1300 I paid for it and it definitely scratches my Junior itch.
Did you get that off TGP? If so it may be my old one.
I did. I got it from CobraKaiUSA.
I think it's made the rounds a little. If indeed it is my old one it's defintely one of the finer reissues they've made. I am currently the proud owner of a '59 Double cut and the Les Paul Junior's little brother, a '62 Melody Maker. Both of which are modded out & have really been around the block a few times.
I had a '56 Junior that was awesome. Light, resonant, responsive. I stupidly sold it in a fit of stupidity.
If it's the same one, you'd remember it by the insane top end zing and brightness it has when played acoustically. It's one of the browner sunbursts out there and weight about 8 pounds.
When I sold it it had a pigtail or a tonepros adjustable bridge.
Those are the worst kind.
The combo of the wraparound bridge and old honkin' dogear style P-90 pickup is amazing.
When I got this one it had been converted to a Faber Tone Lock setup.
I have owned several 50's Juniors. All of them have been excellent guitars. In fact, I have never run across a 50's Junior that WASN'T a great instrument.
I have a custom shop korina single cut single pup guitar. It is so loud. That korina has bright, sharp, sparkling tone and it cuts a ton. Old school rock tone in spades.
Over 30 years ago, I traded to get my 1956 Les Paul Jr.
It's still in great shape.
At the time, it was $400.00.
In the late 80's, I foolishly traded my '64 SG Special.
Even though I wasn't using it, I missed that '64 within a week.
I was lucky to find a '62 SG/Les Paul Jr with original hard yellow lined case for $325.00.
Still have both...........
I've owned lots of re-issue LP Jr's and Specials.
I had a TV doublecut "Hall Of Fame" Jr.; a late 80's wine Jr; #10 of 300 LP Special and a pair of consecutive #'d Historic TV doublecut LP Specials.
They're all gone.
I've held the latest re-issue LP Jr. and it felt very cheap.
I didn't play it but I wasn't inspired either.
I'm keeping the real deal Jr's for my viking funeral.
These Jr's;2 1992 LP Classic +; '71 Standard 58; LP Standard and 3 LP Customs were bought/traded at the right time before things got out of hand.
All my current LP's (9 of them) cost me under $8K.
That one looks as though it was hit by a freight train! I love it!
Not quite hit by a train. It was hung up on a nail in a barn for a few decades. There is hardly any moisture left in it. As a result it is one of the lightest electric guitars I've ever played.