Difference Between a 2018 Les Paul Junior and the 2019/20 Original Collection Junior

lawrev

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Hi Everyone,
What is the difference between the two models? Is it just the Gibson script on the headstock or does it go deeper than that?
 

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On the Les Paul Junior, I believe the only difference is the script and banner logo on the 2018's vs the 2019/20 models.

2020 also added black as a finish option.
 

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I don't remember the 2018 models having the 50s neck like the 2019/2020 models do.
 

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Neck shape and capacitor.

I went from a 2018 SG Junior to the 2020 version. The newer neck shape is much better.

I dont care about the capacitor. Both versions had a nice roll off to the volume.
 

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I went from a 2018 SG Junior to the 2020 version. The newer neck shape is much better.
I own a 2018 SG Jr and have have played both the 2019 and 2020 versions.

I personally didn't notice any appreciable difference in the neck shape. All 3 years are listed as being a slim taper or 60's profile.

Conversely, all 3 years of the Les Paul Junior are listed as being rounded or 50's profile.

Neck shape and capacitor
Good catch on the capacitor. Forgot they changed to orange drops in 2019.

Gibson neck profiles all vary slightly from one to the next, even amongst the same model, and since we all have different sensitivities to neck profile, it's best to play them in person if at all possible.
 

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I’ve owned both, the 2018 had a much smaller and not as nice feeling neck. My 2019 Junior’s neck is a touch bigger than my R8.
 

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My 2019's neck is pretty damn beefy. Largest neck profile of all my guitars.
 

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Another difference is the 2018 is wired with a circuit board, the 2019 is hand wired
 


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