Is an Epi Les Paul Junior--the one pickup set neck model with the P-90, NOT the cheap bolt-on starter guitar--worth picking up if you can get one for cheap ($200 or less)? Or is the guitar/hardware/pickup poorly built and put together, and they're not worth bothering with?
The '57RI ones are ok. They have a mohagany body. Just upgrade the P-90 to a GFS or Gibson and you'll be fine. Just make sure it isn't one of the cheap beginner ones.
^ agreed, the one i tried was pretty decent (the '57 reissue). i think it was going for £149 in my local shop a while back (that's about $300), so if you can get one cheap enough, and try it first to make sure it's ok, i guess you might as well.