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Epiphone Limited Edition '57 Les Paul Jr. Reissue Electric Guitar   

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Gibson's affordable answer to the competition's flat-top solidbodies, the Les Paul Jr. first appeared in 1954 and it wore the same finish as this mag...Click To Read More About This Product

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A brilliant flash from a half-century ago.

Gibson's affordable answer to the competition's flat-top solidbodies, the Les Paul Jr. first appeared in 1954 and it wore the same finish as this magnificent reissue. The guitar immediately became a huge hit and is now highly sought after. With a solid mahogany body and set neck, its P100 humbucking pickup generates the same vintage bite and soulful sustain as the vaunted original. Chrome hardware.

  • Solid mahogany body
  • Set neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Single dog-eared P100 humbucking pickup
  • Chrome hardware

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5* AFTER swapping out POOR pickup

By Llllllllllll

from Usa

Swap out pickup for Good value.

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By Saint Jimmy-JQcet

from Vienna, Austria

I just got mine today...and it's sooo awesome.My band has that "old skool Green Day style" and for that kinda music it's just perfect!The Volume Knob changes the sound of the guitar sooo much, just perfect!If you play the strings just a bit softer, it sounds much cleaner --> So you can play some softer parts without changing channels or twisting the VOlume knob.Just 10 Stars, Great Guitar, for low price!


It really is a Cool Guitar and WORTH it for sure!!

By locker

from Yucca Valley CA

I saw one of these in a Catalog and joked with my son about it saying I'd like to have one "For the hell of it"... Low and behold for Fathers day he got me one... And to my ABSLOUTE surprise???... It's a damned nice little Guitar... Feels good, plays good, sound good, light, (Not the best balance but not bad)... I recommend it 100% to beginners that will actually be getting a GREAT guitar to seasoned players that want something else "For the hell of it"...


Little Builder

By Texas Bassman-Zu6J8

from Big ol' Texas

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Got one of these little axes, wired a alnico P90 in it, left the stock pots & cap and the thing rocks! Don't buy it and gripe about the wraparound bridge - it's a reissue of a '57. That's how we used to get things. But even leaving the P100 this ax is a killer buy. The thick poly coat can probably take a real beating too.


A real les paul

By RandyRhoadsWannaBe

from Ashford Ct.

When I first played this guitar at a music shop I knew I had to have it. It's got a beautiful sunburst finish that feels absolutly incredible. This guitar gives a great alternative rock sound and it plays great clean or with the tone way up. The only problem that I can find with mine is a slight buzzing in the pickup when none of my fingers are touching the strings, but when I put my fingers on one of the strings it goes away. I'm not sure if this is normal in a p100 pickup but its nothing to complain about. I absolutely love les paul guitars and this one is an incredible jr. Im not going to compare it with a Gibson because Epiphone is it's own company and makes wonderful guitars. This is an incredible guitar and you should definately buy it. Best Christmas present I've ever gotten by far.


This guitar is a steal -- REALLY!!!

By ToneMonkey

from Albuquerque, NM

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Ever since I saw Leslie West play a Gibson back in the '60s I wanted a Jr but couldn't justify buying it because of the cost-- I mean with only one pickup.... I saw the Epi and decided to go for it. Out of the box all I did was lower the action -- and -- sweet. I have several top dollar guitars and have really developed an affection for this guitar. I decided to put a Gibson P-90 pickup in it because..... well as someone suggested, every guitar collection should have at least one with P-90's. But quite frankly the P-100 (Gibson stacked humbucker) is every bit as good. The 90 is crisper and more full-bodied but for the cost this guitar is pound for pound the best deal going. BUY IT I tell you!!!


Better than the other models...

By rootbeersoup

from Destrehan, LA

I own both models of the Epi LP jr, the "P-90" and the humbucker one. This guitar is 13 times nicer. It has a set neck, all mahogany. It is very well built. It looks almost like the custom shop model, although I was disappointed to see it didn't have the traditional unfinished back. In conclusion, I would recommend that you buy this guitar as a collector or if you're an intermediate player looking for a nicer guitar.


Great guitar for price

By Wolfgang-AODP7

from Grand Rapids MI

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I bought this one as a midrange cheapie guitar to use on outdoor gigs. I had a Squire but it was just too bad to actually use in a gig. This Epiphone was worth the extra money! I was very surprised at the quality. Super finish, playable neck. Out of the box, it was not very playable, but I put on new strings, lowered the action and had to take some relief out of the neck with a truss rod adjustment, but once I did, this thing rocked! Very bright, with a responsive tone control to get a wide variety of sounds. I'm glad I got this one!



By Commando Brando

from Conway Arkansas

This guitar IS sweet. I have an Epiphone Les Paul Limited edition Special 2 and this thing blows it out of the water. It stays in tune incredibly well but that's because of the Grovers that came on mine. When distorted this thing roars and I'm not even kidding. Buy this guitar. It's beautiful. I play it through a Rogue RG 65 and a Fender Bassman.


Les paul jr rocks

By Dubayew ...

from Glenview, IL

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This guitar and the vox DA 5 are the most fun you can have out of bed! Great Lesley West overdrive, cleans up nicely when you roll back the volume and with the Chorus/compression setting on the Vox dialed in yu can get Roger McGuinn and the Byrds going. Just rock it up over and sideways!!!

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