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Old Les Paul Jr's

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gtrfinder, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    Maybe my favorite guitars ever.
    Light as a feather, loud as a freight train:

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  2. Bob Pollock

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    Holy smokes Aaron! Yours?
     
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    That guy's been played. Good sign!
     
  4. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  5. Stormin

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    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.

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  6. bdm

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    Hmmm...

    Did you get that off TGP? If so it may be my old one.
     
  7. Stormin

    Stormin Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I did. I got it from CobraKaiUSA.
     
  8. bdm

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    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.
     
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    I had a '56 Junior that was awesome. Light, resonant, responsive. I stupidly sold it in a fit of stupidity.
     
  10. Stormin

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    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.
     
  11. bdm

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    When I sold it it had a pigtail or a tonepros adjustable bridge.
     
  12. bdm

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    Those are the worst kind.
     
  13. Custom50

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    The combo of the wraparound bridge and old honkin' dogear style P-90 pickup is amazing.
     
  14. Stormin

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    When I got this one it had been converted to a Faber Tone Lock setup.
     
  15. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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    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...........

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    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.
     
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  18. Corinthian

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    That one looks as though it was hit by a freight train! I love it!
     
  19. gtrfinder

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    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.

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