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Yesterday, 05:45 PM+1. Set neck Epis come with high quality Grover tuners. With an entry-level guitar, by the time you replace the tuners, PU's, pots, toggle, wiring, and hardware you could have bought a used set neck Epi for less, that didn't need those things replaced. A $100 'bargain' guitar that you put several hundred dollars of upgrades into, is still a $100 guitar.
The sunburst Junior in the center of the photo above is a solid mahogany body set-neck '57 reissue that came stock with Grovers and a Gibson P-100.
They were made for a few years. When you can find them, they sell for around $400.
I did swap out the anemic P100 for a Vintage Vibe, but other than that it needed nothing.
The thing that makes the cheap bolt-on Jrs a good mod platform is the necks are generally surprisingly playable and they can be found used for as little as $50.
The more recent "Custom Shop" bolt-ons also sport a solid wood body and better wiring and electronics than the older plywood models.
But the tuners still suck, and the nut almost always needs to be at least recut, if not replaced.
Yesterday, 04:46 AMYou can lube, recut or even replace the nut on Epi Juniors, but the problem won't go away until you change out the el-cheapo sheet metal tuners.
Ask me how I know.
05 May 2013 - 04:37 PM
05 May 2013 - 04:28 PMMako had to get his as a 2nd from eBay since Epi is not distributing in Europe.
He couldn't get a case there either so the only option was for me to buy a couple and send him one via USPS.
It was $100 for the case, ~$70 for shipping, and ~$50 customs duty.
Bloody ridiculous, but he's a completion freak, like me.
05 May 2013 - 04:24 PMVery nice, congrats.
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