Epiphone LP Junior 1999 - is it a bolt-on?

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  1. Slt8576

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    I just got an Epiphone Les Paul Junior Cherry Red Double Cutaway (1999).

    Can anyone confirm whether this model is a bolt-on neck or glue jointed?

    I was hoping someone here could help me, to save me taking it apart to find out. Thanks!
     
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    Here is a 1997 MIK DC Junior ... yep a bolt on.
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    Note: nothing wrong with bolt-on. A lot of Strats and Telecasters have sold over the years for big money with bolt on necks.
    I have a SC LP Special MIC from around 2005 that is bolt on and it gets played more than the Gibson models in the fleet. Just a fun guitar.

    Most of the kitchen logic about guitar features is just marketing to get you to feel like you need to spend more or feel dissatisfied with what you have so you buy the next model up the chain. Most of Rock 'N Roll music is about rebelling against 'the man' and it's 'the man' who is doing that marketing...

    Get a pro setup on the guitar after you get it home so it plays the best for you.

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    If by "taking it apart to find out" you meant remove the neck, you couldn't really do that with a set neck. (glued in)
    As far as "which is better?".....I've had many of both, and can't tell a bit of difference, other than the bolt ons can easily have necks swapped out or changed. I "kinda" like the tilt back head commonly found on set neck guitars, (eliminating the need for string trees) but you can occasionally find bolt on necks like that. Carvins had tilt back heads, for example.
     
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    The $799 Sweetwater ad. photos for the LP Junior are clearly showing a set neck on my screen ....... Not sure where the problem lies, but there is no plate, no screws and an obvious set neck.

    Btw, I have the limited edition Epiphone SC 1957 LP Junior, reissued in 2010 if I recall correctly, finished in Korina, which has a similar set neck to the one in question. A brilliant guitar, and beautifully made too. No problems whatsoever. Compares very favourably with my other Juniors including a SC '56, a SC '58 and a DC '59 plus a couple of '60's CS DC renditions.

    Contact the dealer. Confirm it's what you want, then go for it!
     
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    I don't really support this, but here is the instructional service video:
     
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    That's a Gibson of which all Juniors are set neck. Epiphones and other variations can be either. But 6stringcowboy is correct. Easy to tell. Plate with 4 screws=bolt on. No plate with screws=set neck.
     
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    I think he's pulling our plonkers (as we say around these parts).:D
     
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    If you have the instrument in hand and can’t tell it’s time to go back to page one ;)

    We all had to learn these things somehow at some point though
     
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    ........or he is being a total plonker as we would say. But then again we've all done or said daft things at one time or another.
     
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    They're still cool guitars. 1 P90 and the TRUTH.
     
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