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BF66Prince

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Jun 3rd, 2017 01:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd been on the lookout for a nice Gibson LP Jr. for a great price for a VERY long time.

Well yesterday while hitting my regular pawnshops, i finally found one.

I got a really great deal on this one.

I love the Black with Tort guard a lot.

The neck is between a 60's and 70's neck and feels perfect for my hand.

The P-90 in this guitar has just the right amount of bark and bite.

With just a volume and tone knobs, the guitar is made to rock.

2001 Gibson Les Paul Jr.

BF66Prince

Texas Gulf Coast

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Jun 3rd, 2017 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's the back.

Back of Jr.

Pinetree
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Jun 3rd, 2017 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sweet!



Leftee
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Jun 3rd, 2017 01:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Like!"

A lot!

BrentD
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Jun 3rd, 2017 01:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome! I'd love to find one of those!

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Jun 3rd, 2017 01:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice looking Jr. you found there, you did good!!!

BF66Prince

Texas Gulf Coast

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Jun 3rd, 2017 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guys.

It's always nice to eventually check off a guitar on the bucket list. :)

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Jun 3rd, 2017 04:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nothing rocks quite like a Les Paul Jr. Congrats!

davywhizz
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Jun 4th, 2017 06:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One of the biggest surprises, in a good way, of my musical life was when a friend loaned me (I had it for over a year) his Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Junior. It was intended to be used only as a slide guitar for one or two songs, but when I tried it out at rehearsal I was amazed at what it could do. I ended up using it for just about everything we played at every gig. It didn't do funk too well, but really sang on most everything else. I looked into getting a LPJ myself, came close but never got there before the GAS subsided. It's now coming back.

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Jun 4th, 2017 08:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That is in great shape!

The LP Jr is my number one guitar these days, closely followed by the humbucker'd LP and classic Telecaster.

The Junior is a lot more versatile than many players realize. There's a tone control on there :o)

BF66Prince

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Jun 4th, 2017 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yea Peego.

After playing with it for a long time this weekend, I realize how much this guitar can do.

You just lower the volume to give you how much OD you'd like if you're playing with OD.

You can set the amp a little brighter,and roll of the treble to taste.

It's just beautiful in its simplicity.

Itchy
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Jun 4th, 2017 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looks nice! Sweet score - I never find anything like that in pawn shops! Also looks like the P90 has been upgraded to a Rio Grande dogear. Rio Grande is the only aftermarket dogear P90 I know of that has a second set of mounting screws in the spot where a soap bar has them.

(This message was last edited by Itchy at 12:02 PM, Jun 4th, 2017)

BF66Prince

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Jun 4th, 2017 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

WOW!

I had no idea Itchy.

You're pretty sure about that?

I'll have to look into that.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Jun 4th, 2017 11:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Although not quite the same, I recently bought this Les Paul special from a guy on Reverb. TV yellow. This bad boy has a super wide neck. Almost like it was made for bar chords. It came with the etune system that I removed and put Grovers on it. I also changed the nut to a tusq that is made for this 2015 beast.

Double Cut Wonder

Itchy
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Jun 4th, 2017 12:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't know really of anyone else who makes them like that unless it's some offshore thing I don't know about...but I doubt anyone would pull a stock Gibson P90 for a cheap import. I'm about 95% sure - let me know what you find out! I think they put their name on the bottom of the baseplate so it should be fairly easy to tell when you pull the pickup.



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Jun 4th, 2017 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have always liked that model! Nice Score!
I love the Gibson P90s also!

Dang, GAS!

BF66Prince

Texas Gulf Coast

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Jun 4th, 2017 02:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stratluvr - That's a real beauty you've got there.

I wouldn't mind have one exactly like yours.

VERY nice.

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Itchy - I bet you're right about the pickup.

After you made me aware of this, I started looking online and found that only Rio Grand P-90 had those center mounting/adjustment? screws.

I've got it at my guitar tech's shop right now.

I'll ask him to look under the hood to see what king of P-90 it is.

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Ryder - Sorry about the GAS.

It happens to me all the time.

I guess if I just stayed away from the forums I'd be OK.

Oh well.

(This message was last edited by BF66Prince at 04:40 PM, Jun 4th, 2017)

jhawkr
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Jun 5th, 2017 11:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a black Gibson LP Jr. Special with 2 P90's that is pretty killer and a bit more versatile. But, when I want nasty LP Jr. bridge pup tone I go to my Gretsch Electromatic Jr. with a Dan Grosh P90 in the bridge installed and setup by Mass Street Music. It is a little beast! Beautiful playing guitar that just wants to go all out Mississippi Queen style!

Charente
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France

Jun 5th, 2017 12:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Beaut!

A decent Junior is still way up there on my wish list.

The first 5 minutes of this (25 min) vid gives a good overview of the flexibility of a Junior.

Utube content

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Jun 5th, 2017 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here are two Les Paul Juniors that haunt the caves of Peegoo Mountain.

The sunburst Junior is a 2010 factory issue that I gigged for a few years. The limed white one is a 2008 historic '58 DC with a fence post for a neck. It's my favorite guitar at the moment.

I'm in the process of scratch-building myself a red one.

Junior #1 and Junior #2. Lord have mercy...these are tone machines.

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