Epiphone les Paul special GC sale

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  1. RhythmFender

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    It's a simple mass-produced plank with P90s from a land of low labor costs. P90s are a blast. I have been tempted by the sweet yellow version forever because they always pop up for under $100 used. GC's return policy is 180 days right now, so I will probably roll the dice soon myself...

    I'm sure some TLC would make it a decent player.
     
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    There are multiple threads about them here. They are great. If you have a little spare cash, grab one, pay for a good set-up, and have a blast with it. I do. Incredible value for your $$$.

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    If you spend another grand on the Gibson version, you won't hear much or feel much difference ...
     
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    Gosh, thanks guys! They definitely look fun!
     
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    It’s such a simple design (like the tele...ahem) that’s probably true.
     
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    It put my '60s Baja Tele in the case for about a month. I didn't just play it at home, either. I played it out live, as well.
     
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    I get more satisfaction from a cheap guitar than a pricey one ...
     
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    I have one that I got for a practice guitar when we are over in Virginia. They aren't available in Europe, btw.
    I got a scratchplate for it too. On Reverb, I think. Can't remember.

    I really like it. Simple, but once set up it's a joy to play. Lightweight. The stock P90s are pretty nice sounding too.
    It inspired me to invest in a Les Paul Special (Tokai) when we got home.

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    I play this Junior a lot. Some of these you get will need a fret level, but once you do that they will play like a custom shop (or at the skill of your fret leveling guy).

    The bolt-on necks frighten the Gibson players, but if you've owned any Tele/Strat you'll be alright. However, many Gibson LP players complain about their heavy 10-12lb guitar where this Junior I have weighs 6.5lbs. Practically half the weight of a typical Gibson.

    Gibson/Epiphone discontinued these guitars that retailed from $80-$160 and all their replacement models start at $400 and go up.
    GC must have NOS they are moving. When gone they are gone.

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    So if looking for a new inexpensive contender for these ... get a Harley Benton.
    $140 for this https://www.thomannmusic.com/harley_benton_sc_450_bk_classic_series.htm

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    Junior set neck (limited run, a little more expensive $190)
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    I’ve got this little guy that I picked up for $80 at a music Go Round. I replaced the bridge and tuners and it sounds and plays great.
     
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    If you could scrounge up who/where you did get it from I would greatly appreciate it. I would really like to get one.
     
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    I think that’s right. I ordered mine new from GC last year and this is on the back of the headstock.
     

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    Search TDPRI and you'll find multiple threads about these guitars.

    With a proper setup they are good players, sound good, and are an unbeatable value.

    Neck profiles vary, no matter what the spec says. They're currently spec'd as Slim Taper D. Some have been a C. Mine was a soft V from nut to heel and had zero taper along that length.

    The P-90s are alnico magnet (Epi doesn't say what type), was potted, and sound fine.

    You need one of these. They're just fun to play.
     
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    Simple entry level guitar and a good one.
     
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    These are so good I predict that 30 years from now they'll be sought after like the Holy Grail 50's LP juniors are today.

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    I have two of them. The TV Yellow at the studio gets played every day, even if I have other good P90 guitars around.

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    The second one lives at the summer house. For the few months I spend there, it's my only guitar and I don't feel I'm missing on something.

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    The one in natural finish looks really good. Did you do that yourself?
     
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    Epiphone keeps upping their game. Gibson might have to sue them.
     
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