Gibson Les Paul Junior - 2019 - Tobacco Burst - I gotta do it.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Kitarkus, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Danb541

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    Nice score
     
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  2. AlbertaGriff

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    Beauty!!
     
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    I love the simplicity and bare bones beauty of a Jr. However, I think if I get one I’d want to put a 3 way switch in it and wire it Esquire style just for kicks.
     
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    Please describe the neck profile on that thing. I've seen "Fat 50s" thrown around. How fat are we talking?
     
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    Obviously subjective here....but this neck is certainly on the larger side....but this is not a 'baseball bat' neck. I have med/sm hands and have a variety of guitar necks in my arsenal. I tend to like slim/faster necks and narrow(er) nuts, however, this guitar is most certainly NOT that. I'd say this is somewhere between the 2019 Gibson Les Paul 50's and 60's necks. Unlike some "50's" necks...I have no problems with this one. No big neck shoulders on this one...but generally a fatter neck than 'typical'. This could not be called a slim/fast neck...it has some healthy girth without being as fat/chunky as an old vintage Martin Cannot compare this to my 2008 AVRI 52...as that neck is not as deep as this Junior's neck. At GC the other day I pulled down the new Les Paul standards in both 50's and 60's versions....I was very surprised that the 60's didn't feel slim/fast to me...but rather felt nearly as chunky as the 50's version. I know I'm not helping you much here....sorry.
     
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  6. Dan German

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    Really? And you’ve been a member how long? You should know by now the answer is always “yes” if it’s a Tele, and “well, it’s not a Tele, but yes” if it isn’t.

    Beautiful guitar, by the way. I’m partial to TV Yellow, but I wouldn’t say no to that.
     
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  7. Electric Warrior

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    No, you helped plenty. I think I know what you mean, I have a 2019 TV Yellow Special (which I love) that has what sounds like a similar neck shape. It's a beefy and deep, but no big shoulders, like you say. A handful and not a baseball bat. Haven't played a Junior yet but have been admiring them from afar online.

    These look like beautiful guitars. Enjoy in good health!
     
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  8. Kitarkus

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    I'm always hesitant to say "I like narrow necks" or "I like a chunky neck". The fact of the matter is that it depends on the shape of the specific neck. I can say that I have not been able to grow accustomed to the new 1 3/4" nut widths so popular on new(er) acoustics...for whatever reason....it doesn't agree with me. In fact...I prefer a 1 5/8" nut before I'd take a 1 3/4"....with 1 11/16 being the sweet spot. Necks, however, there are just too many variables. My favorite acoustic is a vintage with a very narrow neck, 1 5/8" nut etc.....while electric I usually play an AVRI 52 and now this LP Junior. Go figure.
     
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    Me too, mine in blue. LOVE IT!!
     
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    Congratulations!
    Everyone needs at least one Les Paul! I’m a tobacco sunburst guy myself.
     
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    I dunno...I'm really liking this short scale and string feel on this. For an electric...coming from tele/strat but often playing short scale acoustic....I'm liking this Junior very much. I'll admit that most of my playing it during the last 24 hours is unplugged. Great feel.
     
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    SOLD!
     
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    I love Gibson flattops but I’m a Fender electric guy in spite of a couple forays elsewhere. That said, the LP Junior is about the only Gibson electric I’ve really wanted to try. It’s so pretty and simple, kinda like a Tele. Plus I saw Duke Tomato ripping on one with his Power Trio a couple times and man, it sounded good.

    A Gibson electric-loving friend got his brand new 2019 LP Junior a couple months ago and is “over the moon” with it. I’ll get a chance to wrangle it soon enough.

    Nice guitar, enjoy! Here’s the friends I’ll try out: C6F2A700-1072-456A-99B2-E54A2B3301FB.jpeg
     
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    I wanted a Junior for many years, but I never ran across the one that I wanted.
    The 2019 looked perfect on paper, do I took a chance and bought online.

    It's everything I hoped it would be and more.

    Glad you are enjoying your guitar as well.
     
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    I gotta say that I have really been enjoying this LPJr. I have been of the camp that this guitar is too expensive and despite my desire, I have been unwilling to shell out the $1500 retail for this guitar. Now that I purchased a 2019 version used at a good price...I'm nearly kicking myself for not having purchased one sooner. This is a really very nice guitar.
     
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    Gotta love the Junior... Gibson's Esquire. Congrats!
     
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    Good for you - it's the one guitar I still have a bit of GAS for. Congratulations!
     
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    Great now I have gas!! Thanks alot
     
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    Congrats. I have owned two—both the late 50s slab double cutaways. My first electric was a LP jr. Right now I’ve got the epiphone cousin (a batwing coronet).

    I love the simplicity of a stop tailpiece bridge and a single P 90.

    Enjoy.


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    The things (LP Jrs) just snarl and growl, like an angry beast.

    R&R animals they are I tell ya!
     
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