MIJ Epiphone "Lacquer Series" Les Paul Junior

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by needlespauls, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. needlespauls

    needlespauls V.I.P. Member

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    Your guitar was made at the
    Fuji-gen Plant, Japan
    2006
    Production Number: 02473

    Dudes, this little guy here rocks.
    *Nitro-cellulose lacquer, real deal nice and thin. GREAT finish!!!:applause:
    *6.7lbs SOLID, 2 piece mahogany body, 1 piece quarter-sawn mahogany neck
    *Lollar P-90 pick-up upgrade from original Epi P90
    *RS Wiring Kit; Jensen Paper in oil cap, CTS pots, vintage style braided wiring.
    ROCKS!!! Oh man, NEVER have I imagined a guitar this LOUD! Seriously! Rips, tares, roars, etc.!!!!! BEST cleaning up ability with the volume knob I've ever experienced. Just killer, and the tone knob settings are all stellar.
    *Long neck tennon joint
    *Vintage style button tuners
    *Bone nut
    *Gibson original "open-book" design headstock
    *Vintage Sunburst solid color finish on front, deep brown transparent on back.
    It is in like new condition.

    This nitro finish is the real deal, and you can see and feel the texture of the wood-grain in different angles of light. SUPER thin and perfect nitro. Wonderful neck feel, almost as perfect a match to me as my Goldtop Elitist made at the same factory. Again, a rockin' guitar! This guitar is not made for Jazz or Classical, could do metal fine if you wanted. This guitar is a hard rocker, no doubt. I LOVE this guitar, I feel like it is a dream to play, effortless. I would love to own a Custom Shop Gibson Jr. like anyone else, but not at 5 times the price! No way! Mine has a better P90, and the full RS wiring kit. Even has the nitro finish and headstock shape, and its flawlessly made!!! Not as much mojo as a Custom Shop, but I like it better than any other Gibson or Epiphone Jr. that I've tried short of Gibson Custom Shop.
    This guitar is like a "secret weapon" of mine. Its not my #1, my Goldtop is. BUT its the guitar that while I'm playing my #1, I can't wait to also get to my #1b MIJ Epi LP Junior.

    BUY ONE OF THESE if you can!!!!!!!! DO IT!! There are not too many of these available in the entire planet!!!! 1 or 2 at MOST at any given time!!
    I don't know how soon, but hopefully sooner than later I'll be able to post up REAL digital pics of both my new MIJ Epis, and post up some sound/video clips of both these two guitars thru my little Gibson GA-5 Les Paul Junior tube combo. And yes, the Jr.'s do sound a little better together. The Goldtop sounds sweet thru that amp from 1-4, and then deafeningly sweet from 7-10 on that amp.
    Oh, shitty pics for all!!!
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    Damn I need a camera..........:rolleyes:
     
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    Fuelish Senior Member

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    Sweet !!! :applause:
     
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    Skynyrdpicker Senior Member

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    Awesome! I've never seen one of those before, but it looks great! Congrats, yet again! :thumb:
     
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    RMC1 Senior Member

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    Hm,it`s ok.Nah seriously,that is a truly great Guitar,i`ve wanted one of those forever.
     
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    gibiphone Senior Member

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    Congrats!! Great find :thumb:

    Were you out looking for this, or did it come to you??
     
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    needlespauls V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks man!
    I was looking at these on Ebay about a year ago, there were two or three of these 06's here and there each month. I wanted this exact finish! So once I put my Gibby on sale, I started to look for a less expensive nice guitar as a backup or variety type to my Elitist. I was originally going to buy one of those Squier Classic Vibes 50's Strats which are great and only $300, but this thing popped up on another forums For Sale section, and I had to have it!!!! The thing really is like new! This guitar is a rock machine, but it is still way more versatile than people give JR's credit for. With this electronics and pickup upgrade this guitar covers a bunch of ground. LOVE the simplicity!!:dude:
     
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    VictorLazarus Senior Member

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    Wow; love the long tension thru (or set I forget) neck.

    MVL.
     
  9. jco.1

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    It's about damn time! :laugh2::laugh2:

    I like it; it's nice that it has the Gibson shaped headstock. Bonus. :thumb:

    I hope you enjoy both. Congrats.
     
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    needlespauls V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks bro! I almost feel guilty I love these two guitars so much!
     
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    jco.1 Senior Member

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    I'm sure you'll get over it. :)

    It's almost like Christmas came twice this year. :laugh2::laugh2:
     
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    Haha! You got me there bro!!!!!!:laugh2:
     
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    needlespauls V.I.P. Member

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    Hmmm, I've been looking, and I can't seem to find LP Jr. hardcases anywhere. WTF??? Anyone got any sources? Hugely appreciated!!
     
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    Badass! Great score man - glad you got it safely and that you're liking it!
     
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    Damn.....that is a bit more impressive that R9 photos....

    You sure as hell don't see something like that every day.
     
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    Any Les Paul case should work, right?
     
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    crippe Junior Member

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    Hi all, I'm new here :)

    I just got one of these too, used from a japanese seller. It arrived today, I'll post some pics of it later.

    /Chris
     
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    crippe Junior Member

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    I took some photos of the Jr and researched it some more. This model was called LPJ-70, it doesn't have a nitrocellulose finish but some other lacquer finish (acrylic maybe and VERY thin). It dings pretty easily which can be a good thing if you're into that. The hardware is nickle. It's a light weight guitar and fun like hell to play, the stock P90 is pretty nasty :) This is a keeper for sure.

    /Chris

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    crippe Junior Member

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    Time for a small update if anyone is interested. I've had teh Epi for a couple of months now and it's been my main guitar ever since I got it. I tried the new Gibson Les Paul Junior (you know with the satin finish) the other day but I didn't really care for the neck on that one - too thin compared to the Epi.
     
  20. Jason

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    Holy cow, those suckers look LIGHT YEARS beyond a regular Epi Jr. That tortoise guard is just beautiful too. I may have to keep an eye out...
     

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