Lpj???

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by hakkolu, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. hakkolu

    hakkolu Member

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    I did a search on LPJ and came up nothing on this forum. Did anyone try this easy priced les paul? I played a lefty one to test some amps and it sounded nice. The build and look was basic, no-nonsense, and looked like it would be a keeper. $699.
     
  2. TheZ

    TheZ Senior Member

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    I've played them. Good guts, cheap finish. If the finish is something you like/can live with then go for it, everything about the guitar is perfectly workable.
     
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    ll IrOn CiTy ll Banned

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    At 699$ I would be looking at a used 90's studio.



    Just my .02!(I'm sure youtube has some reviews)
     
  4. cristi tanasescu

    cristi tanasescu Senior Member

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    User Epirocks has a white one I think. Great guitars IMO, today I was really thinking about buying one. True workhorse. I would say they are worth the money.
     
  5. anthem1

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    to me lpj looks like an unfinished guitar build that a luthier gave up on..one thing nice is the maple top .. so its pretty strait forward. I could only buy this guitar if I plan to refinish it one day. but I think a used studio would be better choice for me .. or a used sg standard ( you can find them as cheap as 700)
     
  6. hakkolu

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    Is finish a cosmetic thing for the concerned, or does it raise protective issues like shielding against minor damage, moisture, elements etc. or tonal effects?

    Also, I know some folks that strip the finish off for various reasons. For example even John Lennon had the finish removed from his Epi Casino.
     
  7. JMB1984

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    The thicker finish on the more expensive models will protect better over the long run, whereas the thin finish on the LPJ will wear more easily and age quicker. Not necessarily a bad thing if you are into that look. Some people prefer the feel of a satin-like finish and will even go far as argue that it improves tone (hence the VOS finish on reissues), but that is widely debatable.
     
  8. John Scrip

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    I goofed with one at the local GC -- Thought it was pretty nice. As some mentioned, would *probably* go with a used Studio if the right one came up. But nothing wrong with the thing generally speaking...
     
  9. fullspectrum

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    For $599 get an Epiphone tribute plus. Nicer finish...Come with Gibson 57 pickups and wiring and you get a hard case....whats to think about? Those LPJ's are multiple pieces of wood, have finishes that wear off and have those ugly black pickups.

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  10. Flying_Milkman

    Flying_Milkman Senior Member

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    I've been leaving my traditional at home the last few gigs. This Jr is AWESOME!

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  11. Biddlin

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    Fastest LP neck I've ever played , testicular tone, modern aesthetic, what's not to like. I'm waiting on a chocolate . I'll probably put a Bowen Handle on it.
     
  12. hakkolu

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    I think LPJ and Les Paul Junior are different things
     
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  13. fullspectrum

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    Uhmmmm....ya.
     
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    Beautiful photo ... Unfortunately this is the same Epiphone LP standard, but with different pickups and hard case. Pickups do not sound themselves. Even Gibson Classic 57 pickups.... In my opinion this Epiphone is worth it to buy used cheap, replace the pickups, and sell Epiphone again. People in Eastern Europe do this to get the Classic 57 cheaper. These pickups here are very expensive. I vote for used studio....
     
  15. TheZ

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    I'd take a cheap Gibson anyday. Epiphones are made of a lot of pieces too, but it's mystery wood. At least with the Gibson you know you're getting good wood, even if it's not the prettiest.
     
  16. Epi rocks

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    Yep! Sure did. Tried it, bought it and a hardcase to store. Gig bag is nice but hardly protective.

    Very nice guitar and at a very good price. I got the white one and I'm bloody pleased with everything. I can't fault it in any way.
    I would've preferred 57 classics but, for now the 490's will suffice.

    I highly recommend the white LPJ. I found the neck on mine to be just perfect and a little slimmer than the others.

    You'll just have to try them out till you find the one that suits you best.

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    She's a sweet and simple LP with only what you need to get the job done. An excellent, bare bones, workhorse. :thumb:

    Cheers :cool2:
     
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    Actually its got better pots, caps etc. They really do sound amazing for the money and not hard to look at either. Finish work is superb. I've never felt a sharp fret on any of these. Very good quality. Just something to consider at that price point. The pickups and the black tuners on the LPJ look butt ugly to me and the finish is paper thin. The Epi will look just as good 20 years from now.:laugh2:
     
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    I'm sure every part on an epiphone is a cheaper "licensed" version of what you get on a Gibson. The tuners, pickups, knobs,electronics, all hardware etc.
    Even the nice top on an Epi is a vaneer. If you've ever seen an Epi with the pickups and hardware removed you get an idea for what the quality of the wood is really like.
    Never the less they do feel solid and can be great players too.
    If you are looking for a road guitar to thrash and gig with go with the Gibson.
     
  19. cristi tanasescu

    cristi tanasescu Senior Member

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    Your guitar is sooo cool. Love it!:slash:
     
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  20. Epi rocks

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    Well thankyou. Much appreciated. :thumb:
     
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