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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
  • Vintage sunburst finish
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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!!!


Junior Vibe at Minor Price

By TooManyGuitars

from Plymouth, MI

I had a jones for that LP Jr. P-90 Leslie West vibe but no desire to shell out big for a Gibson. This nifty little player's axe has the same basic features as the big boy brand - hardwood plank body, set neck, one dogear pickup -- but doesn't break the bank. I put on a decent set of strings, lowered the action, hooked it up to a Boss DS-1 and a tube amp and it sings. P100 is bright, cuts well through the mix and doesn't hum. Even if I drop in a boutique P90 some day I'll still be way ahead.


Les Paul Jr.

By cGyTmeSZH

from Texas

Ok, lets start by saying this is a RE-ISSUE...Model Year 1957...This means that the specs. for this guitar will be modeled for the most part after a 1957 Les Paul Jr. "Gibson" Guitar. If you want a "Modern" Guitar with "Modern" Features (EXAMPLE, THE BRIDGE) don't get a REISSUE! This guitar's P-100 Humbucker is mounted to the body just the way it is supposed to be...(as it was in 1957)and the Pup's pole pieces are exactly the distance they are supposed to be from the bottom of the strings (once action is set to specified height) The Pickup is an Alnico, Enamel Wired, Double Vacuum Waxed P-100 and not too bad a one at that! With the guitar set-up correctly and played through my Fender Vibro-King 3x10 Combo Custom Shop Amp this guitar really HONKS(it stings) If you want the P-100 to put out "turn up the juice" that is what the Volume knob on an amp is for! With the Amp set at 4 and the Tubester set at 2 1/2 this Guitar FRACKEN SCREAMS! With the P-100 set lower from the strings it's output is much "smoother" I like that! To touch this guitar in any fashion would be to lesson its Vintage Vibe! Don't do it! Replaceing the Input Jack is acceptable...but it works fine too! The Finish on this guitar is decent, hardware ok, tuners (pretty damn good) Nut (plastic) Electronics...what you would get on a guitar this price!The BEST THING about this guitar is the feels so good! Nice and Fat with chunky fretwire!Bottom Line, you can't go wrong with this guitar for the money...I've decided to keep this one...IT HAS GREAT PUNCH FOR SOLOING and cleans up real nice too! ENJOY! DOC


epiphone les paul junior '57 reissue

By omega3fatty

from thornhill

I went to go buy an amp and to try it I used the '57 reissue. I walked out with that instead of an amp. It's got an amazing sound to it with the p 100, a good choice of pickup for vintage guitars. I lowered the action on it and it feels amazing, the cutaway allows maximum playability around the high frets which most strats dont have.


Very Impressed !!!

By Analog Kid

from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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I bought this because I have wanted a LP jr. to have as a "beater" guitar that I could leave out and not worry to much about. I've seen Gibson's current version and was FAR from impressed. I figured that for the price of this Epiphone, I couldn't go wrong. This thing absolutely blows the Gibson away in value. The fit and finish on mine was superior to other manufacturers I've seen at 3X the price and the P-100 sounds pretty darn good (alnico magnets and all!) Also, the Grover Rotomatic tuners add alot of value and work great. The only issues I've had are minor and include replacing the strings and lowering the action. Also, one of the tuners was slightly crooked, but I'm extremely "picky". Overall, this is a very nice inexpensive guitar that is worth double what they are selling for and I would definitely recommend it! Get one before they go away.


Epiphone Les Paul Junior 57' Re-issue

By son of rage and love

from Undisclosed

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This guitar is great, I own a epiphone les paul standard and this guitar beats it hands down. The p100 is amazin, when distorted it screams, its also good for that greenday sound just crank up the volume and treble and away you go you suddenly sound like Billie Joe. The quality for value is great too, don't be fooled by the low price this baby has it all, so be quick about it if you want one cause they'll soon be gone.


Well Worth The $$

By Heafus

from Altus , OK

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Have had this axe for a couple of weeks and I am extremely satisfied! Initial impression was that it was too limited with just one Pup but after tweeking my amp settings I came to appreciate the tone of the p-100 and mahogany body. This guitar has an unreal gain sound that has to be heard to be believed. It growls like no other guitar I have ever heard. No bull, at high gain this baby will take the paint off the walls. (Think Early AC/DC) Having been a Fender fanatic for 15 years I have to say that compared to a strat or tele the clean tone is a little flat. But add just a touch of overdrive and I don't miss the Fender feel a bit. A little reverb on top of the overdrive and you can pull off a spot on BB King sound! Who cares if the finish isn't as pretty as the Gibson model. Tuners are grovers so no trouble there. The fretboard is smooth and fast but the action is a tad high. However this allows for a fuller sound that allows for string bending for days. I had to put a set of 010s on becasue the 009s It came strung with were too light and didn't do her justice. Remeber to set the intonation the allen screws on the back of the tailpiece lengthen the strings,(I had to screw mine all the way in). This guitar would be worth twice what it cost. If you are even a little interested in this axe buy it and after you get the feel for it you will find something about it that WILL make you glad you did.

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