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I'm looking at possibly getting a Les Paul Junior. I'm looking at the Gibson version for $750 or the Epiphone '57 Reissue Les Paul Junior for $300.

Now, both are mahogany (neither specify the type of mahogany used), both have set necks, and both have similar hardware.

My question is this; If I were to buy the Epiphone '57 RI and replace the p100 pickup it has with a Gibson p90, would it sound really close in quality to the Gibson LP Jr.?

I know, I know - Epi vs. Gibson has been done over and over, and I'm not looking for this thread ot become one of those arguments. I'm just asking if replacing the pickup on the '57 RI Jr. would make it sound CLOSE to the Gibson version. I know it may not sound quite as good, but if I can save $400 and only lose a little quality, that's fine with me.

Also, will the number of pieces of wood the body of the guitar is made out of affect anything? The Gibson LP Jr.'s seem to be made of 3 or more pieces each, while I believe the Epi's are made of two. Will that be a noticeable difference, or not really?
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#2
Going on pure hearsay, they're the same damn thing. One has Gibson on the headstock, which they deem to be worth 700 bucks.

Go with Epi. You may not even have to swtich the pup.
#3
Yea go with the Epi, it's not worth the extra for Gibson on the 'stock.
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#4
Go with the Epi and then get yourself a new amp man, you desverse something better then the MG!
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EVERYONE deserves something better than an MG!
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Go with the Epi and then get yourself a new amp man, you desverse something better then the MG!


Yeah, yeah...after I get my new guitar (or guitars...) I'll go for a new amp. I'm thinking a Marshall DSL 50 halfstack. Either that, or I'll save and go for an Orange or something.

I'm really thinking about this guitar now...I love Jr.'s and have wanted one since I first saw it. This one certainly seems to fit the bill.

Now, just to decide between TV yellow and Vintage Sunburst....
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I would say it could be different, but hardly noticable - remember, Epiphone also use less quality electronics.
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#8
^That's a cheap and easy fix though. It only has a tone and volume control, so it wouldn't be very expensive to replace at all. If anything, I could have it done if I replace the pickup. Even then it wouldn't cost as much as the Gibson.
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