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This thread is for the general discussion of the guitar Juniors. Please add to the discussion here.
 

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Are LP Juniors in the limelight lately? I've been listening to demo's on Youtube etc. and they seem to be everywhere. I like the double-cuts because they are a different shape. The single-cuts are the same shape as a regular LP but being a flat slab just don't look right to me
 

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Are LP Juniors in the limelight lately? I've been listening to demo's on Youtube etc. and they seem to be everywhere. I like the double-cuts because they are a different shape. The single-cuts are the same shape as a regular LP but being a flat slab just don't look right to me
They do seem to be the hot guitar right now
 

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I've loved jr's ever since I was a young guy. There's just something Spartan and no-nonsense about them.

And they are as about as light and comfortable a guitar to play as you'll ever find.
 

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I'd never given the Junior much thought in the past. It was only that I built an Esquire partscaster and used a particularly fat neck for it, that I thought getting a Gibson equivalent might be a nice idea. I already had a 60s Tribute Gold Top and a 1990 Epiphone Les Paul Standard, but both have quite slim necks.

I only went into the shop to try it out and see how the neck felt, but the way it played and how I could change the sound with technique and using the volume and tone controls really worked for me. The neck is nice and full and makes a change from playing my GT or Epiphone LP with their slim necks.

It was a good deal at the time, plus I'd read on here and other places about variable QC on new Gibsons. I'd seen it for myself when I tried some of the new 50s Gold Top P90 that I considered trading my Tribute for. Since this one was in my hands and looked and played perfectly, it came home with me. :)

I changed the knobs, jack socket and truss rod covers, just for personal taste:

Junior 15.jpg

Junior 22.jpg


I've never spent so much on a guitar before; even my SG Standard was cheaper (bought ex-display), but I love it.
 
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I'd never given the Junior much thought in the past. It was only that I built an Esquire partscaster and used a particularly fat neck for it, that I thought getting a Gibson equivalent might be a nice idea. I already had a 60s Tribute Gold Top and a 1990 Epiphone Les Paul Standard, but both have quite slim necks.

I only went into the shop to try it out and see how the neck felt, but the way it played and how I could change the sound with technique and using the volume and tone controls really worked for me. The neck is nice and full and makes a change from playing my GT or Epiphone LP with their slim necks.

It was a good deal at the time, plus I'd read on here and other places about variable QC on new Gibsons. I'd seen it for myself when I tried some of the new 50s Gold Top P90 that I considered trading my Tribute for. Since this one was in my hands and looked and played perfectly, it came home with me. :)

I changed the knobs, jack socket and truss rod covers, just for personal taste:

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I've never spent so much on a guitar before; even my SG Standard was cheaper (bought ex-display), but I love it.
Great photos, that’s a beautiful guitar! Enjoy
 


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