Ngd: Epiphone Les Paul Junior 57' Reissue

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  1. 99_Revolutions

    99_Revolutions Member

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    New guitar day! Traded my Epiphone Dot for this guitar. Already have a non comp bridge and white button Kluson tuners to replace the grovers, as well as schaller strap locks.

    Let me start by saying, WOW! When I picked this guitar up, I thought it was very tobacco burst looking, but when I was playing it with thw window open, It really is a 50's burst cherry to yellow! My guitar is a 2 piece mahogany body with a mahogany neck too. The previous owner smokes... but the smell is slowly drawling out of the wood.

    Not a fan of the P100 or the wiring much. Has too much of a obnoxious mid hump(and I love my mids!). In the next few weeks, I'll probably be swapping out the electronics for some CTS pots and an antiquity P90.

    In all, the guitar is amazing. Got a great deal on the guitar and am very pleased!
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    Here it is next to my MIK Strat I'm working on.
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    S.A.T.O. Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize Epiphone had a custom shop. Very cool Junior, looks sharp - enjoy it!
     
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    John BNY Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Congrats!
     
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    I don't think its an actual custom shop. I think it's more of a seal of limited editions.
     
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    The headstock on the real one is much narrower. I used to own a real one...
    The tuners thankfully have been upgraded.
    Other than this,
    It looks pretty authentic.

    Custom Shop: I think (pretty much) all Epiphones made in China are stamped "custom shop."
     
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    Looks nice mate,be even nicer when you do ya upgrades,lookin at getting a junior myself,have always fancied a single pup guitar and have some stuff to trade/sell,just waiting on the right one
     
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    If you can find one of these epi's, I'd recommend it!

    And yeah once the new tuners, bridge, nut, and pup all get installed, it'll definatley be killer. Rivals the 57' gibson vos junior I played a while ago.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    Maaaan I want one of these so badly. Or a PRS SE one. Miss having a P90 rock machine. :(
     
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    There are a few on Guitar center used right now! But you probably want a P90 not the P100.
     
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    My non comp bridge came in today. From the nut down, I'd mistake it for a VOS gibby. The bridge definitely gives it a warmer tone which helps cut the treble from the pickup.

    I had no clue why the bridge wouldn't come off, apparently the studs are locking.
     
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    Congrats! I used to have one of these Epi LP Junior '57 Reissues (on the right in the pic). Should never have gotten rid of it... :(

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    Gibby on the left? With the no comp bridge, I swear it looks like a VOS.
     
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    Here's a pic with upgraded bridge.
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    Actually, the LP is a '96 MIK Epi LP Standard Plus Top Honeyburst. It's a fantastic guitar! I won't be getting rid of this one.. Learned my lesson on that - when I stupidly sold the Epi LP Jr. '57 Reissue ....

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    Hmmmm. One of those is going to be next on my list! I need a nice les paul with buckers, but I'd rather not pay 2k for a Gibson of decent quality. What price range was that in?
     
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    I bought this one used - close to ten years ago now - at Sam Ash. I paid $335 + tax at the time. I'm not sure how much these 90's MIK LP's have gone up in price since then, though.
     
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    Dang. It sure is pretty!
     
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    That's awesome dude. Glad you are happy. Looks awesome and it always looks even more awesome when you get a good deal lol.

    Epiphones make some awesome Les Pauls. (not including the recent $99 les pauls lol). My friend has an Epiphone Les Paul that came with EMG 81 and EMG 85 humbuckers, Grover tuners, mahogany body/maple top/rosewood and a hard case. It looked exactly like a Gibson to me. Looked perfect.

    Anyway, enjoy the new Axe!
     
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    They do make some great guitars if you can find that jem. I almost traded my dot into the local GC for an epi les paul standard. Man am I glad I didn't!
     
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    I wouldn’t have any issues buying a Chinese epi. They seem to be consistently good, and they’re affordable! I just bought a 61 reissue sg custom that’s Chinese and it’s fantastic. I’ve also had other Chinese ones and I couldn’t complain about any of them.

    Check out guitar center used, reverb, etc. you should be able to grab a lp standard or studio under $300 without issue.

    Congrats on the ‘57, she looks awesome!
     
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