Which one of you would buy one of these? Junior content

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If Gibson releases these Juniors, would you buy one?

  1. Yes, I'd do if it's reasonably priced (under 1K)

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  2. Yes, I'd do no matter the price. I've been longing for a decent USA Junior for way too long.

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  3. I don't know

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  4. No, I want a classic Junior with a P90 and a standard pickguard

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  5. Couldn't care less about Juniors

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  1. Lloyd_m

    Lloyd_m Senior Member

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    Apparently, Gibson is making Junior prototypes for Billie Joe Armstrong. I'd like any of these not because of BJA, but because they are a different take on the Junior.

    From Armstrong's Instagram:

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    I have no idea if Gibson is planning on releasing a new sig but I'd buy one... or three if they did :D.

    Opinions?
     
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  2. jc2000

    jc2000 Senior Member

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    not a big junior fan..
     
  3. The Refugee

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    I'm fine with the pickguard. Reminds me vaguely of my Melody Maker. The finish looks super thin/checked, could have been done by Gibson though.

    The humbucker though? Not a fan.
     
  4. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    I would. If it looked a little more like this:

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    truckermde Senior Member

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    I dunno.

    Need to think more on it.

    I definitely prefer DC and SG Jr.s to the single cut Jr.

    Not really a fan of the odd-ball pickguard, either.

    I'll reserve the right to change my mind in the future, as usual...
     
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    Bigfoot410 Premium Member

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    It's a Jr. I'd rock any of 'em :)
     
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    No thanks.

    I should probably buy a P-90 equipped Les Paul, but I have absolutely no interest in a Junior, unless maybe if they were priced at what they are worth. But, they have been way overpriced (when you can get them) for the last 20 years or so.
     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    I don't hate it..but not for me.
    Has a bit of a SONEX vibe IMHO..
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    ToneasaurusRex Senior Member

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    I just bought a Junior. I love this whole category of guitars: Juniors, Specials, Studios, Mexican Teles . . . big tone for small $$$.

    These are nice, I like them, there's just nothing about them that sends them up to the top of the GAS list.
     
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    Lloyd_m Senior Member

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    Holy sh*t, I hope Gibson doesn't find this poll :eek:. The first feedbacks are not really enthusiastic :rofl:.

    Thanks for your inputs guys.

    The small $$$ part is what I am afraid of. If these come out, they'll probably be over 1K€/$. I bought my BJA junior as new old stock for 900€ in 2015, three years after the production stopped. Used they are around 1K€/$ too. It's a little steep.

    What would be a fair price for a brand new Junior in your opinion (just curious)? I'm thinking 600€/$ for a regular (no sig model, or special edition) brand new one with a gloss finish. The regulars don't have the angled bridge and offset neckjoint though.
     
  11. Donal

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    I THINK I`m done with Juniors and BJA Sig models ...... but one never knows :rolleyes:

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  12. Lloyd_m

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    Yeah we all know how that usually goes Donal :D.
     

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