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mickd22's picture
May 2004
4 years ago

Gibson les paul jr

Well, it looks like I'm buying this today if everything lines up. Does the price seem good to you guys?

Uome's picture
The Netherlands
Aug 2004
1 year ago

If that is a genuine Gibson and it plays good I'd say that is a fair price, but I'm no expert. Those inlays don't look familiar to me, maybe ask olddawg.

Good luck!

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olddawg's picture
Southern California & Hawaii usually, but I get around
Dec 2004
2 years ago

That's a bit of an odd bird to me. It would be a slab body LP Special reissue, not a Jr. But most I have seen have a slug bridge not a tunematic set up, and would have dot inlays. However, who knows what variation they were doing in the 90s. It's a decent price if there are no issues for just about any real Gibson LP. I would do an image search for LP Specials and see if you can find one exactly like it. Ask if there is any documentation from the owner, etc.

Stage Guitars: '80s Thin line LP Custom, '70 LP Standard, '83 Squier Black Headstock Strat w/ Dan Torres pickups, '59 Black Danelectro DC, sometimes others.

Pedal Board: Nady UHF 10 -> TU2 -> Rocktron Big Crush -> 70s MXR Phase 100 -> Cry Baby -> Bad Monkey -> Early '80s Rat -> Early '80s Ibanez CS 9 -> Ibanez DE 7 -> Behringer Dr 100 Stereo Reverb

Stage amps: '63 Blonde Tremolux w/ two original 2X10 cabinets with a '60 Ampeg Rocket/18 watt VTB Marshall clone/ Epi VJ into a Mashall 1965A

mickd22's picture
May 2004
4 years ago

I'm actually going to look/buy tomorrow morning now. The closest thing I could find(with the same inlay) on an image search is in this thread:

Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Gold Top with P90's - My Les Paul Forums

But this is a different guitar altogether. Are there any markings/giveaways that it might not be authentic? The headstock/model number looks legitimate...I don't know anything about Les Pauls from this era though.

olddawg's picture
Southern California & Hawaii usually, but I get around
Dec 2004
2 years ago

That bridge arrangement on DC Specials is not super common but it does exist: les paul special dc, with tunematic - Google Search. But you see it more on Epiphones. Make sure it isn't a neck swap.

Stage Guitars: '80s Thin line LP Custom, '70 LP Standard, '83 Squier Black Headstock Strat w/ Dan Torres pickups, '59 Black Danelectro DC, sometimes others.

Pedal Board: Nady UHF 10 -> TU2 -> Rocktron Big Crush -> 70s MXR Phase 100 -> Cry Baby -> Bad Monkey -> Early '80s Rat -> Early '80s Ibanez CS 9 -> Ibanez DE 7 -> Behringer Dr 100 Stereo Reverb

Stage amps: '63 Blonde Tremolux w/ two original 2X10 cabinets with a '60 Ampeg Rocket/18 watt VTB Marshall clone/ Epi VJ into a Mashall 1965A