Post Yr Les Paul Juniors!

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  1. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

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    Dudes! I am totally and completely suffering from Les Paul Junior GAS. I am selling all my guitars except 2 so that I can afford one. Go ahead and post pics and specs of the ones you're into and the ones you play. THanks!

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  2. HeeBGB

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    Mine is a work in progress.

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  3. twoheadedboy

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    nice! Does anyone know how much the new Jr.s go for at say, Guitar Center? How much does a recent used model go for? I live in CAnada and I never see them around here.
     
  4. AaeCee

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    I've also been jonesin for a Jr. For all you Jr. players...I'd love to hear your take on the sound. What styles of music do they do best/worst? Pretty versatile? Don't intend on hijacking your thread, Two, but I'd like to see them AND hear opinions as well. One more question...Gibson USA or Custom Shop? Thanks guys.
     
  5. HEY!YOU!

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    1962 slightly moddified
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  6. michael.e

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    AND THE JUNIORS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH!!!!! M.E.


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  7. BadgerDave

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    '59. 46 years old and going strong.

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  8. Slipjack

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    I know Billie Joe from Green Day plays one. As well as Keith Urban. I don't care for either of their music but it looks like it can at least go from alternative/punk to country pretty easily.

    I've been majorly gas'ing for one of these too. I'd shoot snot rockets on the Queen of England's shoes to have one. No offense, Brits; I couldn't think of a witty thing to say other than that.
     
  9. michael.e

    michael.e Silver Supporting Member

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    Mine is an Historic from the Custom Shop. It is my main axe. I can go from a beautiful chime for clean arpeggios to a juicy, slightly broken up tone for killer rock chords that have just the right amount of crunch and jangle, all the way to this milkshake thick yet dry,edgy, woody tone. Incredible guitars! I thought it was going to be a problem, not at all. I play indie rock and hard rock [crowes and such]. Not much into the blooze thing, but I am sure that it would go there as well w/o a problem. M.E.
     
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    Nice Jr., Michael! That wouldn't happen to be one of the fairly recent Korina body re-issues now, would it?
     
  11. michael.e

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    Thanks! I love this guitar!! You know, I would swear that this is a Korina body, but the folks at the shop where I got it from [used, 3 mos. old. Orig. owner could not hang with one pickup. Got a KILLER price on it.] tell me it is one piece Mahogany that is stained TV Yellow. I dunno, looks and feels like Korina to me. Whatever the case this thing is light, woody and punchy!! M.E.
     
  12. Grap

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    Here's me gurning with my '97 Les Paul Jr. DCTV about three years ago:

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    A detail shot of the neck join:

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    Another picture, along with my Hamer Special P90:

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    It's one of a limited edition made for the Japanese distributor. As far as I can tell it's made to Historic specs, apart from the absence of pointers on the volume & tone controls. The body is very light, and the neck is rounded but nowhere near as clubby as a 50's Historic Les Paul. I got lucky and found it in Hong Kong at a store that specialised in Japanese import stuff.

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    This one is from 1956, lightweight, neck is a medium size.
    Barks like a dog!!

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    arriba: That is nothing short of beautiful! It has aged very well, judging by the picture. You're a lucky fellow.
     
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    My 55 LP Special replica Scott and I built.

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    Another '59er. Got to love that access to the dusty end of the neck :)

    This is one of those that suffered a humbucker conversion in a previous life :( You can just about see the edge of the route by the dog-ear. Still, these things make some great guitars heaps more affordable ($1700 a year ago).

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    Haha, I'm like a dirt blang dog in heat! Thanks dudes!
     
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    How are those wrap-around bridges for intonation?
     
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    Far better than I'd have thought they could be. I'd imagined that I'd have to upgrade to something smarter, but there's really been no need. Which was nice. :)
     

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