#1
Hi all,

I'm thinking of getting an SG for christmas, now i would prefer to have p90s and
I am a lefty. I have narrowed my choice down to the two options below (any other recommendations appreciated). Does anyone have any opinions/experiences either way). Does anyone know why the Junior has a higher RRP? Or should I just go for the Epiphone g400 as neither of the below will be significantly better for the money (not p90s though and they don't do a lefy version of the 50th anniversary which makes me not like them really.)?

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-Junior-60s.aspx

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-Special-60s-Tribute.aspx

Thanks

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#2
I'd go with the 60's simply because I love the way a P-90 sounds at the neck. Wouldn't get a guitar without one.
#3
I'd go with the 60's as well. Not only do you get the extra p90 but you also get an actual TOM bridge as opposed to the wraparound on the junior.
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Quote by LeakyFlask
I'd go with the 60's as well. Not only do you get the extra p90 but you also get an actual TOM bridge as opposed to the wraparound on the junior.


Didn't even notice that! The junior shouldn't even be a consideration then in my opinion.
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Quote by Strats&Cats
Didn't even notice that! The junior shouldn't even be a consideration then in my opinion.

Yeah, it's a shame they still make them with wraparounds. I've been tempted to get a LP Junior but a wraparound bridge really is a turnoff. It can't be that much more expensive to slap a TOM on there, really, so it's a shame they don't.
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Quote by LeakyFlask
Yeah, it's a shame they still make them with wraparounds. I've been tempted to get a LP Junior but a wraparound bridge really is a turnoff. It can't be that much more expensive to slap a TOM on there, really, so it's a shame they don't.


A shame?? You need to do a bit of research on what a Jr is.
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Didn't even notice that! The junior shouldn't even be a consideration then in my opinion.


What's wrong with a wraparound tailpiece?
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Ive always thought wraparound's were pretty badass... I mean aslong as its set up right and staggard.
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A shame?? You need to do a bit of research on what a Jr is.

Yeah I know that's how they originally looked and all but... why fight progress? At least make another model with a TOM, they don't have to get rid of the wraparounds completely. For purists, I guess

On a somewhat related note, the Juniors are great no frills guitars. They're student models, that's their origin, and they should be priced accordingly. But as you would expect from Gibson, they're not. Pleasantly surprised to see the SG Jr was so humanely priced, though.

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Ive always thought wraparound's were pretty badass... I mean aslong as its set up right and staggard.

Unfortunately, initial setup and QC isn't really what Gibson prides themselves on these days.

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#10
If it has a tune-o-matic it is a SG not a Jr. What you want is not progress. What you want is already out there.
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#11
The Tribute is the better instrument overall. Everything the Junior can do, the Tribute can do. Arguably it can do them better as well. The Junior is purely for those people that swear by one-pickup designs.
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If it has a tune-o-matic it is a SG not a Jr. What you want is not progress. What you want is already out there.

Talking about the LP though.
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Talking about the LP though.


Same difference. A slab body+ TOM= LP Special.Not a Jr.
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Same difference. A slab body+ TOM= LP Special.Not a Jr.

A special has 2 P90's though
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Quote by LeakyFlask
A special has 2 P90's though


Negitive. The specials have been issued with both p-90 and humbuckers. Normally pickups do not designate a guitar. The construction method such as slab vrs carved top or appointments such as inlays,binding or a satellite dish that separates one Les Paul from the other.
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Negitive. The specials have been issued with both p-90 and humbuckers. Normally pickups do not designate a guitar. The construction method such as slab vrs carved top or appointments such as inlays,binding or a satellite dish that separates one Les Paul from the other.

Ah yes. That might be the case. But, my fine sir, the specials have never been single pickup guitars, am I correct?
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#17
I got the Gibson SG Special Worn Brown last week, amazing! Great clean sound and it's just a great axe. It's cheaper than the one with the p90s as well, personally I'd like an SG with P90s but don't know the worn specials. They're amazing SGs!
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