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#61 User is offline   leslie2006 

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:01 PM

I figured I would chime in on the matter and share a bit of my Junior. She is a 2006 Gibson Les Paul Junior with a tone pros stop bar and tail piece instead of the wrap around bridge, grover machine heads, and a TKL case. also schaller strap locks... her name is "Leslie". Lemme know what you think of her.. i am thinking about putting a OC Duff P90 in her that is like a 54-55 Junior p90.

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#62 User is offline   Rocky4 

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:42 AM

Here's the back of mine. A little odd, but it's unique.

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#63 User is offline   Sp77 

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:13 AM

Ok here I go this is my little Girl Called "Faith".

It's the most important thing in my life =) the only Gibson I have.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:07 PM

I'm in the club. Mine is a Pelham Blue 2011 Jr. I can't seem to upload a picture at this time but as soon as I can I'll let you guys see her in all her glory.

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2007 Les Paul Standard

2011 Les Paul Junior

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#65 User is offline   Whale 

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:10 PM

Here's mine...

A very rare 1993 Custom Shop Limited Edition (#59 of 300), Les Paul Special Double Cut.

She plays like butter and is much more than a "one-trick pony". I can get amazingly clear jazz tones from her, fun spanky funk, and, of course, the famous snarly growl. She's great for giving a thick rhythm, but can definitely sing and scream for lead!! Lately, I've been using her for slide.

The great thing about the double cut version is that you can get all the way up the neck much the same as with an SG. But unlike SGs that tend to have wider necks and thinner bodies, my Special has the Les Paul 1960 style neck and a very thick body. This translates into a guitar that isn't prone to neck dives.


Mine is a gloss Heritage Cherry with dual P90s. I completely agree that you do not have all of the sounds in the world until you've got a P90 Junior in your arsenal. With so many people swinging the more common Les Pauls, people look up and take notice when you play a Junior.

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#66 User is offline   Sikor 

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:37 AM

I have recently joined LP Junior Club too [thumbup]

Here is my 2010 NOS Junior Faded in Satin Cherry:

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

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just joined the junior club with this worn white doublecut,i love this guitar so different from my other gibsons.

cheers derek

#68 User is offline   geelinus 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:35 AM

LP Junior Special

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Gibson:
CJ-165 (Maple), J-45, J-100 XTRA (Bubinga), Songbird Deluxe, Les Paul Junior Special (P-90), Les Paul Melody Maker


Martin:
Custom 00-15


Bushman:
Cedar Tone Tenor Ukulele

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

Pelham Blue!
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Hey guys, I'm new to LP Jrs. I have several LPs (2 customs, 2 limiteds, 1 special, 1 classic and 3 standards). I'm looking at a 1956 LP Jr. The serial number looks accurate except that it was stamped in dark colored ink. All of the others I've seen during my research show the serial number stamped in light colored ink.
Does anyone know if some of the '56 LP Jrs were stamped with dark ink?

Attaching a photo of my Gibsons...the only one not in the photo is a SG Classic that I keep at work.

Thanks!!

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#72 User is offline   old mark 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

I already have a 2012 Les Paul Junior Special, and just bought a 2011 LP Jr..it will be here late next week, and I will post pics when I can...but here's my Jr Spl...

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:07 PM

I love my 1956 and 2011 Juniors. and my Epiphone Junior Special, I'm stuck in 1957.

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

Here you are
2011 Lp Jr Special P90 exclusive
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Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:37 AM

Juniors rock! I've had this 59 for 30+ years.

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But, got nervous playing out with it and got a few substitutes, a 2006 custom shop

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And another 2011 model. These things sound better than almost any guitar I own.

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#76 User is online   4Hayden 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 01:20 AM

Never had or even checked on a Les Paul Junior , what's the difference in a reg. LP ,size,weight . Just curious , how much do they cost

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:03 PM

View Post4Hayden, on 06 January 2015 - 01:20 AM, said:

Never had or even checked on a Les Paul Junior , what's the difference in a reg. LP ,size,weight . Just curious , how much do they cost


Juniors have the usual Les Paul size/ shape dimensions, but have flat tops without the cap just like the Les Paul Special. Not having this reduces the weight considerably and therefore they are very comfortable guitars to play. I've never weighed my own, but there is a big difference between a Junior and a regular LP. The one I have has a slim taper neck, but it actually feels more rounded than other 60's necks Gibson's I own - a bit of a hybrid between the two.

You should definitely try a Junior or a Special at some point if you get the chance as they are great and (sometimes) overlooked guitars. The P-90's have lovely bright, cutting tonal characteristics that are a nice change from the usual humbucker or single coil tone.

Here's my Junior (on the right).

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#78 User is online   4Hayden 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:28 PM

View Postcody78, on 06 January 2015 - 12:03 PM, said:

Juniors have the usual Les Paul size/ shape dimensions, but have flat tops without the cap just like the Les Paul Special. Not having this reduces the weight considerably and therefore they are very comfortable guitars to play. I've never weighed my own, but there is a big difference between a Junior and a regular LP. The one I have has a slim taper neck, but it actually feels more rounded than other 60's necks Gibson's I own - a bit of a hybrid between the two.

You should definitely try a Junior or a Special at some point if you get the chance as they are great and (sometimes) overlooked guitars. The P-90's have lovely bright, cutting tonal characteristics that are a nice change from the usual humbucker or single coil tone.

Here's my Junior (on the right).

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Went to a few guitar sites and checked them out , for some reason I thought "junior" was for a child or smaller guitar. Not bad price wise and a good looking guitar,will have one in the future good lord willing and the creek doesn't rise. Noticed some have one pickup and others have two

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:02 AM

View Post4Hayden, on 06 January 2015 - 03:28 PM, said:

Went to a few guitar sites and checked them out , for some reason I thought "junior" was for a child or smaller guitar. Not bad price wise and a good looking guitar,will have one in the future good lord willing and the creek doesn't rise. Noticed some have one pickup and others have two

4H


In the 50's they did make 3/4 size Juniors and Melody Makers which I assume were aimed at children and were also cheaper than the normal size instruments. The normal size Junior was the least expensive of the main 4 offered at the time - the Custom, the Standard, the Special and the Junior. There was also a Les Paul TV model which was very similar to the Special produced for a few years in the 50's. The Junior was aimed at beginners and the Special was a step up for the beginner who wanted the extra neck pickup. Over the years these guitars obviously were used by many pro players and lost their identity as instruments 'for beginners' as they play and sound just as well as Standards and Customs, but have different tonal qualities and also feel slightly different having no cap and reduced weight. All true Juniors should only have 1 pickup at the bridge, Specials have 2 and the more recent Junior Special also has 2 and looks identical to the normal Special.

When/ if you get one I am sure you will enjoy it very much.

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