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#1 fenderjazz

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

I was in Collingswood, NJ in fall, in a used music shop and played a great guitar.  It was in mint condition and the price was a steal.  To me, it was more of a blues guitar, good for jamming, etc.  The sound to me was a missing link.  I left the store, waited a few minutes, and the desire to buy the guitar passed.  Now I want it again, and I'm not finding them at the price I want and dammit, I wish I'd bought the damned thing!

 

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:31 AM

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:47 AM

Gibson has a reissue model called the Les Paul Junior Special that sounds pretty good - has the same P90's.

 

 

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http://www2.gibson.c...pecial-P90.aspx


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:51 AM

I have a Strat of similar vintage that I call #1.  It has been my primary guitar since I got it.  I have other guitars, but this one I know through and through.  First year they reintroduced the smaller headstock, 4 bolt neck and truss rod at the bottom.  Mine is a '62 reissue, that was a prototype.  It wasn't an official model, it was more of a custom shop piece.  I've had music store service employees weep handing it back to me, with offers of many thousands for it.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:52 AM

Gibson has a reissue model called the Les Paul Junior Special that sounds pretty good - has the same P90's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www2.gibson.c...pecial-P90.aspx

 

Yeah, I've seen that.  I like the double cutaway and for some reason the neck on the one I saw was really special.  Not as sticky as a lot of Gibson necks are.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

Good guitar.  If the price is right, why not?


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#7 Trapped In Amber

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:02 PM

I've a Les Paul Junior. They are really great :-)



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

I had a Les Paul Studio Custom once - it had a damn good tone. Traded it off for a Jerry Donahue Telecaster

 

I really missed it until I got the Parker Fly. The fly can get the same tone, and has the "acoustic" pickups as well. 

 

The Parker Fly is one badass guitar!


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

If you're looking for a Les Paul type guitar I'd strongly recommend a Charvel.  I bought this Charvel Desolation (color is called Blue Smear) from a pawn shop for just $300 and it plays great.DSC03902.jpg






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