A pure vintage thoroughbred fan may well prefer to spend considerably more and opt for the Historic Custom Shop replica – But at only 7lbs and 14oz this used Gibson Les Paul Junior has quite a bit going for it – At £689 it has a lot going for it – Further details below :-
- Whole guitar weighs 7lbs and 14oz
- Price includes a deluxe PRS padded gig bag
- 2005 model with a vintage sunburst nitro finish
- One piece mahogany body + one piece mahogany neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- C neck profile – measures .824″ around the top nut end and .912″ around the 12th fret – More of a medium depth 60′ s character, so not as chunky as a 50’s Historic replica
- Modern style Gibson Deluxe tuners with hexagonal nut – oval buttons
- Wrapover bridge/tailpiece – TPBR 513 – Compensated ridges that suits a plain 3rd/G string
- Single Gibson P90 pick up – kicks out 7.86K so well within the bounds of a vintage reading
- Merest hint of fret wear and I’m being fussy mentioning this – No need for any fret dress at this stage – Wear is minor and only B+G string around 2nd + 3rd fret
- Some checking on the headstock facia – Not uncommon on a Gibson – Generally accepted as the hexagonal nuts had been tightened to much
- Condition wise and it only shows light signs of wear/use – Maybe a touch more wear than the VOS character that Gibson utilise today on many historic replicas – So played in, but certainly nothing nasty etc to worry about – No breaks and no issues – So light signs of wear to the nitro finish at best – I almost don’t want to polish it as any slight marks add to the played in character
Tonal character :- For me the first test of such a guitar is that ‘Bad to the bone’ riff as I look for that raw power, that is full bodied, tight and bites – Then I look at the ‘punk’ voice of Green Day to find out if it is loaded with energy – Yet a single P90 is more than just a party animal that kicks dirt and snarls like the best of them – Utilise the volume pot to control the beast – On a clean amp setting, such an approach will deliver a more melodic voice – Not a jazz smooth tone as such, but certainly less full on – Wind it back to 10 and it possesses the twang and bite that is similar to a black guard 50’s Nocaster – Add some gain to take you into the raw side of 50’s Muddy Water style blues that allow riffs to cut through the mix – Or single notes to bite, so very much smoke stack lightning etc – Yet big power chords instantly makes you think The Who – Again use the volume pot to take away some gain and deliver a slightly more ‘softer’ voice – Add more gain to take unleash the party animal – Stacks of energy and very much Green Day etc – Single note will sing and sustain as required – To some players a single P90 guitar might well be the only guitar you’ll ever need – Depends on your playing styles – Yet to others, then £689 will allow you to buy a guitar that can add something else to your existing collection and ensure loads of fun for many years
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