I finally bought a '59 Les Paul Junior....

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  1. capnjim

    capnjim Senior Member

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    But man, talk about "players grade"....this is it. Ancient refinish, but it happens to be my favorite color for guitar. Repaired head stock, nice old Grover tuners.
    Plus, I just love old white, with cracks, chips and crazing.
    I can't afford one with an original finish, but this is almost as good.
    The PUP is original, which is the heart of the beast.
    Whaddya think? Am I a member of the LP Junior club???
    Does it still count??


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  2. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    :wow: :thumb: :applause:

    HNJGD. :)

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  3. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Hell yeah that still counts!
    Sweetness right there.
     
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    capnjim Senior Member

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    Thanks...its too bad the pics don't show the checking. Its really nice, apparently the guitar was refinished in the 60's. Its not something easily faked. I'll try again.

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    man that is one awesome guitar!!!
     
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    capnjim Senior Member

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    Check out the beeyoutiful headstock crack and lovely Grover's....doesn't it look like a smiley face???

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    Congrats on joining the club!
     
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    Love it! Enjoy that beautiful guitar. HNVGD!!!
     
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    I thought that the title originally said you had bought a 59 Les Paul Standard and not a Junior but if it were a Standard, I'd have to steal that guitar from you....
     
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    Juniors are cool guitars . I like the color of yours .
     
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    Approved! :thumb:
     
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    Most excellent guitar !!!
     
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    Xrun Morzov Senior Member

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    Congrats! Ive been in a club and now out (maybe temporarily). Just to keep the track - was it much less than 3k?
     
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    Awesome.

    Welcome to the club, but lemme warn you, once ya in, ya never get out.

    I started with a 1960 junior much like yours.

    Now every free penny goes to vintage Gibson electric guitars.


    Blood in, blood out.
     
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    capnjim Senior Member

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    It was right around there, but I'm in Canada so that's cdn funds, and stuff is a lot harder to get here what with the ridiculous CITES thing.
     
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    Lovely! Most important, how does it sound? Any Tele-on-steroids tones?
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Damn!! The headstock,it really does look like a smiley face:dude:
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Welcome. My 58 Junior is very possibly the best guitar I have ever owned......until I pick up my 52 Goldtop on Wednesday. Like Jeggz said once your in, your in. You cant beat a vintage guitar.
     
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    I actually had a '60 Jr and it played and sounded awesome. One of the best feeling necks ever. The problem was I bought it and it was painted sparkle red. I stripped it and re-finished it myself. After I was done, it was just too new and shiny looking. I love old finishes. I still shoulda kept the '60. Other than the paint, it was 100% original. The guy who painted it even masked off the original serial number so there was actually a square inch or so of original finish.
     

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