NVGD: 55 Junior

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  1. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    ....................basically give Johnny a P90 & hang on. :thumbs: :D

    That last note sustained long enough, I had time to pour another Wine & come back............it was still ringing. ;)

    Love the "you can use anything for anything".

    Thanks.

    :cheers2:
     
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  2. jeggz

    jeggz Senior Member

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    And it’s already out for the refret.
     
  3. CRobbins

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    Congrats. :dude::dude:
     
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  4. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    That is something you will not regret. I hesitated to re-fret my '55 Junior for a long time because I felt that I should keep it original, but once I had some larger frets installed I realized that I should have done it much sooner. It plays like a new guitar and now sees much more action.

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  5. jeggz

    jeggz Senior Member

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    NICE

    What size ya go with?

    I went 50/100's
     
  6. FF_Pedals

    FF_Pedals Senior Member

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    Nice. Headstock pic? The checking is very different from my 56, mine is all horizontal.
     
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  7. bsteff666

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    I’ve been agonizing over whether or not to refret that 57 Special I picked up...probably because its cleaner than any of my Juniors. But its not total mint collector condition or anything...and it was previously Grovered.

    I need to follow the example here & get it refretted. It sounds too good not to make it play great too.
     
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  8. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    i hate ur fukin guts jeggz but i love that junior and that clip...dam i am never jealous of anything but that sounds killer....i hate it..:thumb:
     
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  9. crashbelt

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    20170701_123058.jpg 1955 LPJs are awesome straight into a 50s tweed amp (59 Gibson GA8 in my case). I've had a new nut on mine - don't worry about 100% originality. These are meant to be played. Sorry about the 59 and 60 LPSs that sneaked into the picture:eek2:.
     
  10. jeggz

    jeggz Senior Member

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    Just do it.

    Now.

    50/100
     
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  11. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    these all look good...dam i want one

    some day :thumb:
     
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  12. RAG7890

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    I hope you don’t mind me posting this one but it’s my go to when I want to hear a Junior & a Marshall........moving some air. ;) :D



    I really need a Junior, hard to beat a P90.

    Cheers, Rudi.
     
  13. mipstoo

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    I know... These funny ones tend to photobomb whenever they get a chance, no?
     
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  14. jimi55lp

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    How did they repair the lean and it is failing? Were the 1/2" bushings pulled and replaced with 5/8" or more bushings?
     
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  15. jeggz

    jeggz Senior Member

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    I think they plugged the holes redrilled and put the same bushings back in.....sigh....
     
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  16. deadlyweasel

    deadlyweasel Silver Supporter

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    :doh::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  17. jeggz

    jeggz Senior Member

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    She’s home and plays like glass.
     
  18. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Nice, congrats!

    I'm getting ready to pounce on a '54 Junior real soon here. I had a '55 that would tear your head off. Damn I miss that guitar!

    Enjoy the hell out of that beauty!
     
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  19. FF_Pedals

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    Mine is a '56. It's a monster guitar. 20180406_170625.jpg 20180406_170525.jpg
     
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