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Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar   

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Classic Les Paul styling combined with a lustrous finish makes the Epiphone LP Junior Special Electric Guitar one hot-looking axe. Fast-playing neck ...Read More

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Classic Les Paul styling combined with a lustrous finish makes the Epiphone LP Junior Special Electric Guitar one hot-looking axe. Fast-playing neck and resonant tonewood body enhance the amazingly powerful, sustain-drenched tone of the single humbucker in the bridge position. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece create more sustain and make string changing easier. A fantastic first guitar or a very affordable solution for old hands who've always wanted a Junior to call their own.

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Bold musical tone at a heart-stopping price.

FEATURES
  • Classic LP styling
  • Fast neck
  • Tonewood body
  • Single high-output humbucker at the bridge
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

This is a deal you really can't afford to pass up. Put this thing in the cart and become the proud parent of a new Les Paul Junior!

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EpiphoneLes Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 351 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (175)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (118)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (23)
  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)
  • Craftsmanship (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Jamming (20)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Holy Smokes!

Got this for Christmas 2012 as I wanted something to tune open for slide. Got the sunburst finish which,when you see it, is unbelievable.Plays really well and didn't have to do much setup...Read complete review

Got this for Christmas 2012 as I wanted something to tune open for slide. Got the sunburst finish which,when you see it, is unbelievable.Plays really well and didn't have to do much setup other than change strings. The stock ones were horrible. Thought what the heck and took it to the first gig this year.Tonight will be the fifth straight gig with it.Growls beautifully but turn back the volume a smidge and it cleans right up.Turn back the tone knob and it mellows it right out.Never did get to tune it open and play slide but I will. I have always been a Gibson player and just loved having Gibson on the headstock. Two years ago I bought the epiphone 58 flying V and thought I'm spending a lot less money and getting a really good guitar but was a little leary of the Juinor. I mean c'mon I paid about the same for my starter guitar way back in 64 and It was'nt this nice. I don't know what pickup they put in this thing but It just screams. I have been playing classic rock before it was classic. about 45 years and have had all kinds of Gibsons,Fenders,and Rickenbackers and still do and will always love my Les Paul,but this little baby is a real standup guitar and a whole lot easier on my aged back.Will change out the tuners as they don't quite hold tune like Grovers or Klusons but I have a spare set. Will change out the nut for sure as it is plastic and will not last. Other than that I can't find anything wrong with this guitar. Would like to put on a P-90 pickup, but I like this one. Guess I'll just have to buy another one and put a P-90 in that one. I love this guitar alot!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not too bad

I am a rather new guitarist myself and after playing a lot for 60 days, I have noticed different things about this guitar.

Good:
Very simple design and very lightweight! ...Read complete review

I am a rather new guitarist myself and after playing a lot for 60 days, I have noticed different things about this guitar.

Good:
Very simple design and very lightweight! It is definitely fun to play and the lightweight feel to it makes it easy to practice or jam out. The pick up sounds very good for just being 1 pick up.

Bad:
Tuners are really subpar in design. I noticed the mount screws that hold the tuners come loose frequently and the knobs feel loose. I have to check my tune regularly because of this. I also picked up a low E fret buzz with this guitar.

Over all, it isnt a bad guitar but the tuners are the big headache. If you dont mind checking your tune after a couple of songs, this guitar may work for you as a starter.

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5.0

Great guitar

By 

from El Paso, TX

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar, nice feeling

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    4.0

    Good sound for good price

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

      Got this for my 11 year old son, he loves it. He is just learning guitar so I wanted to get him something 'real' but not too expensive. I like the guitar a lot, it has great sound, and he can jam Smoke on the Water for hours on it! My only complaint is that the intonation is not that good (the action is actually pretty good), so it needs to be professionally set up.

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      5.0

      Awesome for the price

      By 

      from San Diego CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

        I wanted a guitar that I was not afraid to play hard. I play my expensive guitars gently.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Every Guitar Player Should Have One....

        By 

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Decent Craftsmanship
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Poor Tuners
        • Very tight body cavity

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

        I wanted an inexpensive guitar to slap some 12s on, raise the action and open tune for slide, so when I saw this guitar on MF at a two-digit price, I bought it. No regrets at all. In fact, I can't believe you can get this kind of quality for this cheap! I've had this one for 2 weeks now and put the heavy guage strings on it and raised the action, and this thing is still fun to play, both regular and slide. The fit and finish is surprisingly well done;; I have no complaints there. I expected to have to do a fret level and file down sharp edges, but no. That was fine. The pickup may be the best stock Epi pup I've heard yet....very surprised there. (I have 6 other Epiphones, all modded) The tuners may be the weak link here because they just feel cheap, but hold tune reasonably well. I'll swap those out eventually. The neck is a pretty sweet soft C profile and plays really well. Despite the light weight, the guitar is well balanced and not neck-heavy at all. All in all, for this amount of money you should have one of these too! Great addition to my stable.

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        (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        you get what you pay for

        By 

        from san diego,ca.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

          not bad for an epiphone,not so top heavy and you definetly get what you paid for,a very simple guitar.but if youre a heavy picky like me,it eats your strings and picks.

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          5.0

          Workhorse

          By 

          from Philadelphia, Pa

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

            I've used this thing for 3 years as my workhorse. It was really my go-to guitar for the reasons that the neck was perfect, it's cheap(so I don't feel bad when i beat the crud out of it), and it tunes up quick. The high output sounds appealed to me a lot. I played in a loud rock band, so with the high gain and loud volume it excelled. But what really shocked me was its versatility. It could go clean and play at lower outputs. This is also a modifiers dream. I installed a Kill Switch in replace of the tone knob. I plan on installing a neck pickup and a selector switch along with a nice new paint job.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Overall good guitar!!

            By 

            from New Haven, CT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Decent Pickup
            • Fun To Play

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Learning
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

            This was my first guitar and I loved it. It was great to start with and I played my first show with it.

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            4.0

            good for the price

            By 

            from Hastings, Nebraska

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

            I bought one for my stepson at Christmas and wasn't expecting much considering the price. Out of the box was as expected but after going over every nut and screw this little axe came to life. It's not like playing a vintage guitar but for a first one this thing fits the bill

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            les paul jr.

            By 

            from Cape Coral, Florida

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

              see above.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not too bad

              By 

              from Tacoma, WA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Electric Guitar:

              I am a rather new guitarist myself and after playing a lot for 60 days, I have noticed different things about this guitar.

              Good:
              Very simple design and very lightweight! It is definitely fun to play and the lightweight feel to it makes it easy to practice or jam out. The pick up sounds very good for just being 1 pick up.

              Bad:
              Tuners are really subpar in design. I noticed the mount screws that hold the tuners come loose frequently and the knobs feel loose. I have to check my tune regularly because of this. I also picked up a low E fret buzz with this guitar.

              Over all, it isnt a bad guitar but the tuners are the big headache. If you dont mind checking your tune after a couple of songs, this guitar may work for you as a starter.

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