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Epiphone Limited Edition '57 Les Paul Jr. Reissue with P-100
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The Limited Edition '57 Les Paul Jr. Reissue features a P-100 humbucker for pure rock tone with no noise. Epiphone has re-created the classic set-nec...Click To Read More About This Product
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The same vibe as Billie Joe Armstrong's main axe.
The Limited Edition '57 Les Paul Jr. Reissue features a P-100 humbucker for pure rock tone with no noise.
Epiphone has re-created the classic set-neck, all-solid mahogany Les Paul Jr. to the same standards that have made it a consistent favorite over the years.
All-solid mahogany construction
Reviewed by 30 customers
I saw Billie Joe play a junior on a dvd and always wanted one,I was gonna get one of the Epi Lp juniors with the humbuckerbut there rubbish, I mean you get what you pay for, but not in thisThese are so cheap. I was told to watch out for hum but it dosentAnd they sond great thru a cranked VOX
I always loved les paul juniors and went into a local store to buy the cheap bolt on neck model that was on sale real cheap. I tried this 57 out first and then the bolt on model. After playing this one I couldn't get over how cheap the bolt on model felt and never got it. I couldnt get over the high quality of the 57 and ended up going in the next day and buying this one. I have been a guitar tech for years and know a quality piece when I see it. I just couldnt believe the quality of this one for the price. I took it home and did a major set up on it including fret level and it is now one of the best playing guitars I have seen in a long time. I'm not a big fan of stacked coil pickups like the p100, the dummy coil robs too much from the operative coil. I took the pickup apart and disconnected the dummy coil and put it on my volt meter for a check after. The coil is actually wound to a very hot 19+ kohm. It has a little hum now that it never had before but seemed less than a tele or strat. The guitar now sounds exceptional with an output as strong as any humbucker and not bad tone. With just a little tinkering you can make this guitar rival any expensive guitar. The grover tuners are exceptional and the guitar holds it tuner very well. I thought I might have to replace the bridge unit with an adjustable one but after restringing and setting up the rough intonation screws on either side of the bridge the harmonics are almost perfect using .009 strings. I wont bother changing the bridge now. I love this guitar and even without the mods it is a very good instrument, I don't think anything in that price range can beat it. Too bad their a limited addition, the parts may seem simple and bare to some but it does all I need and im not paying for extra pickups and controls etc., the money is going into great woodwork, all solid mahogany with a glued in neck. Great guitar!
- Better than Gibson finishing at halfprice
Does anyone have any idea how many were manufactured? Very hard to find. Swapout the pickup and you have great value.
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I've had this thing a week now, I'm getting used to the fat neck, my Gibson has a slim taper. I had a replacement pickguard made (3 ply)looks great. The pickguard is actually exactly the same as a Gibson 57' so they did their homework on this thing. The pick-up could be closer to the strings however. All in all a great little geetar for a great price. Remember always play thru a tube amp!!
I was a little hesitant about getting this guitar, I wasn't expecting much for the price. Epiphone has always put out good guitars, but I thought this was surely on the bottom of the barrel quality wise, for this low of a price. All that I can say WOW ! Epiphone has really stepped up there workmanship, this is a solid axe. The finish is superb and it feels heavy like a REAL Gibson. To me, thats what really sets apart a cheap guitar from a quality one, how solid it feels. This little axe has some bones in it. I plugged it in and after some fine tuning, it began to growl through my little epiphone 15w tube amp. I could not be more pleased with this guitar, and I am real picky about stuff. They say this is limited edition, I don't know how many that means, but I would not wait to get one. You might miss out. I got mine
This little guitar is all you ever want. Can be sweet and soft, or scream like a banshee. stays in tune (that's important), looks great and has that big ol' Louisville slugger neck...feels so good! I HIGHLY recomend it!
This was an impulse purchase. I have a MIM tele and I had been wanting to try something different yet as simple as the tele. Fit and finish are good, but not perfect (what do you expect for the price). Action and intonation were good out of the box and it is very playable. It sustains and rings better than my tele - obviously adided by the set neck and density (it weighs about 9 lbs). The P-100 had pretty weak output the way it was set-up, which is far from the strings. I used some foam to shim it up to within 0.1-inches of the strings and now it sounds pretty good - I prefer the sound over the tele. I thought about swapping it out for a P-90, but now I'm happy with it after some adjustment. It's a keeper. I'm a huge Junior fan now after playing one.
I love this guitar. I have 3 guitars and this is my favorite one. I love to play Green Day and this is perfect for thier style! This guitar rocks. I run it through a Drive amp with a foot peddle and it sounds really good.
This guitar is really nice for such a cheap price. I had a cheaper Epiphone Junior and this one is much better. The neck feels really good. It can sound bad not plugged in if it's not perfectly in tune. Through an amp it sounds great though.
Tunes perfectly, solid as a rock, great action, playability and tone. Flawless finnish, I could not be happier! Oh wait! yes I could, in my opinion the stock pickup is weak and just could not keep up with the sweet ballsy tone of a real P90 so for like a hundred extra bucks I switched it out and tossed the H100 in the trash. The 57 Epi is now my main axe I even prefer it over my gibson SG. If you got an extra 2 grand get a gibson Jr if you don't this guitar is without a doubt a great subtitute!
As said twice below, this guitar is great for the Nimrod sound or American Idiot sound since Billie Joe used several Les Pauls on the albums. I'm thinking about selling my old 79' Strat for it. I love the sound of Green Day. The 57' Les Paul sounds great on a Marshall amp. Great guitar, even though it is a Epiphone, it blows the Gibson model out of the water.
For the money & quality build this Jr was worth it, much to my surprise. Even the hardware and electronics have not let me down. It has a set neck, slim taper that beats anything in this price range. Epi has usually had good well finished necks and this JR reissue is no exception. The p100 pickup is also more than I expected, it has super crunch or smooth rolled back tones. Only problem has been some kind of hum when not touching the strings, which is probably a bad ground somewhere. Other than that I can't find too much to complain about.
I saw Billie Joe play a junior on a dvd and always wanted one, I was gonna get one of the Epi Lp juniors with the humbucker but there rubbish, I mean you get what you pay for, but not in thisThese are so cheap. I was told to watch out for hum but it dosent, And they sond great thru a cranked VOX !
What can I say about this guitar that hasn't been said. This Jr rules! For the price you can't get better. I have a few high end guitars and this Jr sounds just like a gibson but, doesn't cost as much, plus know hum from the pickup thanks to the p-100. If you want a nice Les Paul Jr get one before they're gone, after all they are Limited Edition so it won't be around forever.
This is a very good guiter for a beginner or intermediate. The finish is very nice. I run it through a marshall amp and it sings great guitar!!!! Thanx to this site!!!!
Although I've been playing acoustic for 7 years, I'm new to electric guitars and this is a great first guitar to have. It's very easy, just plug it in and play. It doesn't have twenty knobs and switches to deal with. If you are just beginning and you don't want a beginner piece of junk, I recommend this guitar to anyone.
I've always dreamed of owning an original 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior, but I don't exactly have the $10k to shell out for one. Saw this online and decided to give it a try. Build quality is great, and with a Lollar 90 it screams with the best of them. Definitely worth it.
Looks, tone, feel, this thing has it all. With the powerful punch of the P-90, this guitar achieves the perfect Leslie West tone through an old Marshall. Not only does this guitar sound great, but the stylish TV-yellow finish with a single cutaway make it look as classic as can be. Don't feel limited to punk power chords on this guy, its a pure tone rocker for any Moutain style solo. With a few mods such as replacing the wrap around with a two piece ABR-1 and stop tail, and swaping out the P-100 for a more classic P-90, this is the perfect Junior for the money. Get one before there gone!
There are too many great things for me to tell about this guitar. I own an Agile AL 2500 an Agile 802 Strat and this junior, and I have to say that this Jr. beats them all! The Vintage sunburst is even better in person and my p-100 sounds just like Billy Joe's guitar. So buy it already. You will feel like Billy when you hold it.
This is my second guitar (been playing for 2 years). I own a MIM fender strat and recently bought this epi. The distortion on this baby rocks and does not buzz (unlike my strat). The clean sound is okay, but not great (thats why I kept my strat). The tone variety is limited, but the tone it has sounds really good in my opinion. The weight and the neck feel pretty similar to my strat, but the les paul is more neck-heavy and slips down when standing up. The finish is pretty sweet, and if you look close you can see the wood grain thru the yellow, which I think is kinda cool. Overall a great guitar that is nifty to have around.