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Sweetwater Emailed me back. LPJ is still not in stock, but now it's $1,429.00!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 985plowboy, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    A while back I saw where someone posted about the 2018 Les Paul Jr. being available at Sweetwater for $1,299. And they were out of them.
    I thought "that seems pretty spendy, but I would like to have one if the price were more reasonable", so I got on the alert list hoping they would come down when once again available.
    Nope!
    Got an E-mail alert from them yesterday that saith thusly;
    "We had some but now we don't got none cause we sold what we had and the ones we did have was $1,429.00". Or words to that effect.
    Dang! Pass.
    I still want one, but between Gibson and Sweetwater someone is getting a bit nuts.
     
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  2. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    same deal with AMS. way too much for what it is.
     
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  3. tery

    tery Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Discounted prices are usually for preorders or clearance items .
     
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  4. fjrabon

    fjrabon Tele-Holic

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    Dec 22, 2010
    Atlanta
    Yeah, I’m with you. But people pay it obviously since they’re always sold out. It’s nuts to me to pay $1000 for a jr.
     

  5. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Wow, that's a lot for a Jr! I've seen '15s as low as $400.
     
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  6. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Buy this one (there are dozens of them for $600).

    https://reverb.com/item/6334786-gibson-les-paul-jr-2015-vintage-sunburst

    I had one, paid about $750 new and sold it when I decided that I liked the SG Jr more. I think I got about $580 with a basic generic hard case when I sold the LP Jr.

    It's such a simple solid guitar that I wouldn't hesitate to buy used. Save the money. They are a niche guitar so Gibson can set a retail price where ever they want but I would buy used and cut Gibson's retailers out (sort of).
     
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  7. TimothyC

    TimothyC Tele-Holic

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    May 12, 2016
    California
    That price is insane. I know everyone hated the 2015 juniors, but I bought mine with the Gibson gold hardshell case for 500. It's a great guitar but at that price you're in the range for Les Paul studios.
     
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  8. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    The neck is a little different, but that alnico pole P90 sounds great and honestly, I like the neck.
     

  9. jhundt

    jhundt Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    that's a whole lot of getus for a guitar, in my book. I didn't pay that much for all mine put together!
     

  10. CharlieO

    CharlieO Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Sarasota, FL
    I'd have a real hard time paying that much money for a Les Paul Jr. I paid $50 for my '57.
     
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  11. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    You mean "in 57".
     
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  12. CharlieO

    CharlieO Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Sarasota, FL
    In 1968. The thing that really bothers me, though, is how many guitars that you can buy that are much better, or at least higher quality than a new Les Paul Jt. for $1499.
     

  13. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 12, 2008
    Houston
    Like TimothyC, I bought a 15 LP Jr for less tha 500 bucks (missing the case)
    Not sure why they were panned when new. At <500 bucks this thing is rad.
     

  14. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Meister

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    May 20, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    There are P-90's on slabs for a lot more and a lot less. Godin is closer to $800. I played a LP double cut at Music Zoo on Long Island with an asking price of $4995. That's not a typo. It's Gibson custom shop. White rubbed down to where the grain filler shows through. Incredible tone and nearly noiseless. It must have incredible shielding. As with all purchases of things you want but don't need, what's it worth to you? And what are you willing to do without to get one?
     
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  15. bluesky1963

    bluesky1963 Tele-Meister

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    Apr 1, 2011
    Glendale, AZ
    Reverend Sensei Jr. - $799 w/o case. I'd love one of these, but don't have the budget for it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    Buy up all the used Jrs you can ...
    market price of the used ones will likely go to 1/2 that new $1430 deal or $715+/- for condition....

    (except for those that say 'only played once!' or 'one string broke but you can get a whole new set for like $5'...)


    These are actually pretty good with a little work. Often under $50 used. $150 new.


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  17. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    Wait till october and you can probably get them for 1000$ :)


    At least that is how it is with the traditional SG standard. Every year they start at 1500€ around here .. and are blown out in october for 1000€ (Sorry for the currency, but our prices are a bit higher than in the US and I didn't want to muddy it by converting to $$)
     

  18. jimmyv723

    jimmyv723 TDPRI Member

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    Western New York
    Was going to mention the same thing. i know AMS did closeout prices around that time last year on all the 2017 models.
     
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  19. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    Yeah .. same thing every year :)
     

  20. P-Nutz

    P-Nutz Tele-Holic

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    Dec 24, 2004
    Middle America
    This ...
     

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