#1
Alright, those who know me will tell you a Les Paul Junior is one of my favourite guitars. Sure it has one pickup, but one was enough for EVH before he started playin the Wolfgang's, plus the extra wood that gives it gives a thicker sound, and the removal of the maple cap makes it a bit more balanced than a goldtop, and that gives it somewhat of a different tone, which I like. Anyway, I was intending to get one of the new Gibson Les Paul Jr.'s when they came out, but then I found a local shop marked down the Epi reissues(not the bolt-on ones, the set-neck ones) from $250 to $200. I've heard and felt great things about Epiphone's quality vs. Gibsons, and I have to say at that price point I'm rather tempted to buy the Epi.

Getting to the point, anyone who has one of the Epiphone set-neck reissues, can I get your take on it?
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#2
I have the bolt-on version, but I still love it to death.
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#3
Go for it. Buy the Gibson P-90. You're laughing. I'd do it. I have a friend who has the Gibson. It's average for the money.
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#4
i dont see what the big deal is about epiphone. i have had a few 5 to 800 dollar epis and they were horrible for the price. i cant imagine what a cheap one would play like.
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#5
I have the bolt on version so can't help you specifically, but based on mine: Avoid like the plague.
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#6
I'd skip the Epi, and get a Gibson Melody Maker for just a tad more $$$.
#7
From what I remember, I read threads about these Epiphone LP JR reissues and heard that they were pretty good actually.

But as long as you check it out yourself and like it, that's really all that matters. If you like it, I say go for it.
#8
i don't own one, but i tried the epi '57 reissue (i assume that's the one you're talking about), and thought it was quite nice for the money.
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#9
^ Same. I'm a fan of LP Jr's too and I was quite impressed. Change out the pickup though for a better P90 and you'll be set. A great beater guitar if there ever was one.
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#10
^ yeah. i mean, it wasn't as nice as an edwards/tokai/other japanese copy, but it was as nice to play, if not nicer, than the £300 epiphone les paul standards (which i tried on the same day, but not the same shop).
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#11
The Epi LP Juniors are fantastic. Of course they can't compete with £2000+ Gibsons, but there's nothing wrong with them either - I guess they're just so simple, there's nothing there for Epi to screw up! My Epi Junior actually sustains longer than any other guitar I've ever played - even Gibson Custom Shop models. Tone's not bad either. I've modded mine with a coil split and a slightly smoother-toned pickup plus stripped the paint down and re-finished it with a slightly thinner finish, and sanded the neck right back down to the bare wood. It's been one of my mian practise guitars for quite a while now.

That said, mine is one of the regular bolt-on ones (so bear in mind tests have shown that bolt-on necks give better sustain than setnecks). I'd still assume the reissues with set necks are just as good (if not better).
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#12
I'd go for it, but I'd get a Schaller all in one bridge/tailpiece for it simply because it has adjustable saddles.
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