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Les Paul junior question

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Hi, first post as I'm only just getting my first gibson used.

 

It's on hold for me at the shop but I have a les Paul junior that seems to be an amalgamation of two models.

 

It is this guitar in gloss ebony

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Junior-Special-P90/Specs.asp

 

But has these tuners

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Jr-Special-Exclusive.aspx

 

Any reason why, or do you think the original owner changed them.

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The real ones came with the white button type, generally less expensive. Can't see your first pic but many guys swap out tuners they believe to be cheap or inferior. Here's a pic of a vintage Junior.

 

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Welcome to the forums! The LP Special has come with White button tuners in the past, so they may be original. We would need more info and pics of the guitar to tell for sure.

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Hi. I've tried uploading pic but file size is too big!

 

It's a 2012 model. Gloss ebony. The button tuners are marked as Kluson deluxe.

 

I assume the original owner just changed the stock ones for a more vintage correct look?

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Hi. I've tried uploading pic but file size is too big!

 

It's a 2012 model. Gloss ebony. The button tuners are marked as Kluson deluxe.

 

I assume the original owner just changed the stock ones for a more vintage correct look?

 

Anything is possible. Are you sure that they were changed? Are there extra holes or markings or something?

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Yes that's what I mean by normal.

 

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This is mine

 

Yeah, but the white buttons are the most common on Jrs, they're just not connected. I can't remember the last time I saw them connected except on vintage stuff.

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If you look on the the gibson website these model specials have the traditional tulip tuners.

 

You are right. They may have been changed for a more traditional Junior look. I assume it was used. Easy fix if you want tulip tuners. I prefer the white on Jrs as that's all I've ever seen.

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