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Ok, so im 14 and im a relatively good guitarist. I own an epiphone les paul and a strat. I like my les paul much more. I want to get a les paul junior but im not sure if im " good enough" to own a gibson. Am i crazy or should i hold off on getting a gibson?

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I guess that would depend on , if you wanted it. It's your cash you know hehe. If you plan on sticking with guitar then I would. Some people here have the juniors and love them, good guitar. All and all, if it says Gibson, you can't go wrong [crying]

 

By the way, not to put crazy ideas out there but if you really wanted something a little more...A used studio might be the way to go too.

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Ok' date=' so im 14 and im a relatively good guitarist. I own an epiphone les paul and a strat. I like my les paul much more. I want to get a les paul junior but im not sure if im " good enough" to own a gibson. Am i crazy or should i hold off on getting a gibson? [/quote']

 

what do you mean good enough to own a gibson? a gibson is a lump of wood with 6 strings and tone/volume knobs...wether you only know a open C chord or can play like gary moore...[crying], a guitar is a guitar...buy the gibson if you want it but be warned...it will not make you a better player BUT! you will own a gibson [biggrin]

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MNicoli4 -

 

Welcome.

 

Plenty of people own Gibsons, from collectors who can't play a lick, to some of the most renown artists in the world. Don't worry, you fit right in there. [biggrin]

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...............OH Yeah save for the Gibson.........I mean you don't plan on quitting anytime soon right ? Go with Quality.

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I f you are reasonably able to buy a gibson, go for it. If I had been in the position to buy one when I first started playing over 30 years ago, I would have.

I bought my first at 47 years old.

I'm a firm believer in buying the best tools you can for any job. The question is what is reasonable to you or whomever is paying the tab.

 

Dave

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Don't buy the Junior because thats the only one you can afford. Wait until you have a little more money and decide of the Junior is definitely what you want or if you'd really rather have a studio or standard. And buy a recent used one and save yourself 30%.

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My first good guitar was a '67 SG Junior. It was a great guitar and I wish I had never sold it, but I ended up trading it in on a '74 SG standard as it was a more versatile guitar. Best bet is try the JR as well as a few other guitars in that price range (Studio, etc) and get the one that suits you best. Also as stated above check out used guitars as you'll get a much better deal. I personally prefer used as they are "pre broken in" ;-)

 

Good luck!

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Ok' date=' so im 14 and im a relatively good guitarist. I own an epiphone les paul and a strat. I like my les paul much more. I want to get a les paul junior but im not sure if im " good enough" to own a gibson. Am i crazy or should i hold off on getting a gibson? [/quote']I was playing my uncle's 1974 Gibson LP Deluxe when I was 5 years old...sitting down of course, so yes![biggrin]

 

If there were an "ability" requirement for Gibson guitars, there'd be a lot of people out of a job.:-k

 

Get the Gibson! Hell, it may even make you a better player? Not the guitar itself, but because great guitars can be very inspirational in terms of how you play, and actually make you want to play more.

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Get the Gibson! Hell' date=' it may even make you a better player? Not the guitar itself, but because great guitars can be very inspirational in terms of how you play, and actually make you want to play more.[/quote']

 

I agree with this 100%

 

I used to enjoy playing guitar but didn't take it too seriously. After I got my '64 Strat, however, I played it for longer and started to practice harder every day just because it was such a joy to own and play on such a wonderful instrument.

 

Get the Gibson if you can afford it and it feels 'right' for you.

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If you can afford it & it makes you feel good....GO FOR IT!!! [biggrin]

+1 and no matter what you do, DO NOT leave it sitting alone for more than a couple of months!

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Man, I would loved to have been able to look back when I was 35 and say..."this is my 1st Gibson Les Paul - I had it since I was 14"! I'm old and just started learning so I suck, but that doesn't keep me from getting the guitar(s) I want (like you - only $$$ does!).

 

I like the idea of waiting a bit longer IF what you want is a true Les Paul - studios are nice, and some are pretty cheap comparatively, (they have those faded/worns & 50s Tributes for under $800) and a nice used Trad/Standard can be found for a bit more.

 

If you have to 'settle' for the Jr, you can always trade up later, so even that wouldn't be a bad decision! Nothing like new gear to inpart some inspiration in learning!!...especially something you are proud of!

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If you have the money why not ? go for it.

 

 

 

 

My Gear :-)

 

‘10 LP R0 50th Anniversary Version 3 1/500 (Cherry Burst)

‘09 LP R9 50th Anniversary (Heritage Dark Burst) 1/500, Bought 4-2010 new

‘10 PRS 25th Anniversary Santana Model ,10Top / Santana Yellow

‘09 LP R9 50th. Anniversary 1 of 59 (Rust Burst)

‘09 LP R0 Standard Ebony VOS

‘09 “Wildwood” CS - 356 Quilted maple & Korina

‘05 Les Paul Standard Faded T.B.

‘08 50th comm.edition, G.O.M. Flying V

‘08 July G.O.M. Longhorn Double Cut BV (Trans Blue)

‘08 Firebird VII (metallic red)

‘08 Fender Stratocaster ‘70’s reissue (black / rosewood neck)(Fat‘50’s pups)

‘08 Fender Stratocaster ‘70’s reissue (natural / maple neck)

1999 MIM Fender Stratocaster ’70’s reissue (white / maple neck)(‘69 pups)

1987 Japan Squier by Fender, Stratocaster (white / maple neck)

1986 Ovation Model # 1767-Legend

‘08 Marshall JVM 210H - 1960 AX Cabinet

‘10 Fender Blues Deluxe reissue

And some pedals

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