Les Paul Junior Double Cut????

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by dreamingtele, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Ive been in the Fender camp for soooo many years.

    and now the new Gibson models and pricepoints are really appealing to me and used ones are even more bang-for-buck. And Ive been waiting for the right time to get a Gibson.

    the only thing is, I dont like the bling so even if I have money to spend on a Standard, I like the barebones look of the entry level ones, like the Studio, but it has to have P90’s.

    this one jumped out to me and it seems like a no non-sense rocker and pure straight up heaps of servings of what I want (simple) and nothing of the things I dont need. now Ive found a used one of this, 2019 model, mint, with plastic on the pg still, for a good price... and Im really tempted to get it!

    anyone has this? Or a variation of this?

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    I had a copy of one of these a while ago & it was awesome. Not so much the copy, but the basic design of the guitar. It's light, & has total upper fret access. I did sell my copy but have always wanted the real deal. I've played this model in stores a handful of times. If it's a good price, grab it. If you don't like it, sell it and get your money back.
     
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    I tried one of these. Pretty cool little guitar, for sure. Would have been happy with one. Price point matches quality, though. They're likely to have a few finish issues. The ones I've tried were pretty heavy as well. I ended up spending a bit more for a used 2018 Les Paul Jr.

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    I just saw the two P90 pickup version for five ninety nine. I'm tempted too.
     
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    I have one of these



    I set it up to my needs and it's great.
    a lot cheaper than the original but not in sound and finish.
     
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    I bought one last April and love it. I was able to try out several of them in a couple of stores but as soon as I picked up this particular one and started playing it, I knew right away that I would buy it. It's a great sounding guitar. No regrets whatsoever.

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  7. bsman

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    I like that sort of thing a lot, as well. I currently have an LP Jr. Special (two p-90s) and a Reverend Sensei Jr. that do a great job of scratching that P90 itch for me.


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    I have the tribute double cut and an Original Collection single cut. The double cut is light, ABFA9975-0A5E-4EDE-AF42-486036185EE6.jpeg the single is about 9lbs. Both are bad to the bone. 536FC0BE-2341-4A55-8697-BE3652876979.jpeg
     
  9. dreamingtele

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    im concerned with the quality! Are these good for money? Or im better off buying a PRS?
     
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    man those are nice guitars!!
     
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    The brown one looks nice!! I didnt think it would look nice, I wanted the Ebony or Cherry, but this one is giving me some second thoughts!
     
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    Man, i wish there LP Jr’s around for me to try!!
     
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    i have a diff HB guitar in mind, but I didnt know they make this too! Wow. Gonna check it out
     
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    I’ve been nuts about LP Double Cut Specials and Juniors for awhile, and rotated through Epis, Dillion, and other various copies. Even had a build in que, but never got to it. For some weird reason, the new Epiphones re-invigorated the GAS, starting aim at the TV Yellow single cut (yawn), then to the Pelham Blue SG (yess), but QC was not there (see my thread?).

    Got the Gibson LP Special DC instead. Quality was there, but I shopped around and tried at least 3. The rosewood board was dark, the body was light, and it wasn’t a jacked up floor model. Score, because $599 for an MIA is always a good deal. Best part is, I can bang on it all day and it might even be as tough as a Tele. Nah, who am I kidding? That neck is still dainty, even if supported by quartersawn maple :). Check this out, only mod so far is a Faber wraparound aluminum bridge:

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    That sale price seems to be spreading to other USA dealers - I saw that price at either AMS or Zzounds yesterday - so maybe the price drop will make its way to other parts of the world.
     
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    A single P90 pickup screwed to a good piece of mahogany is all you need in most cases. I’d jump on it.
     
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    I love the LPJr as much as I love Telecasters. That is a sweet deal for $549. I just can't abide by that weird pickguard on the 2020 models with the guard-mounted pots. That is purely an aesthetic issue for me, if it doesn't bother you, do what @ElJay370 says and jump on it. Pure rock 'n roll.
     
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  20. dreamingtele

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    oh wow, its routed for the neck too? Man, if I get this and then get a loaded pickguard assembly from stratosphere for bridge and neck, i may come out on top than getting the 2-pickup version!

    yeah, I saw it has a Maple neck. No issue there, not reallt a tonewood kind of guy with electrics, in fact, I welcome it being Maple is harder and more stable for a neck. And also that rosewood!!
     
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