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    58 DC Junior vs 59 DC Junior

    Hi to everyone.

    I have kind of weird question, that probably has been discussed before, so sorry if so.

    Are there any differences between 58 and 59 LP Junior, and Iímreferring only to the double cuts.

    I know that the 4 digits 58 has a shallower neck angle and hance the soapbar p90 under the dogear cover.

    But is it affecting playability and tone?
    Even with the lower soapbar p90 there must be a limit to how low the action can go on those 4 digits 58s...
    In the 6 digits 59 I know the action can go very low...

    On the other hand - is the slab square body of the 58s makes them sound different than the later 59?

    Are the early slab body DC Juniors worth more?

    From my experience Gibson brought the DC Junior to perfection in late 59.
    But I might be wrong - I donít have enough experience to conclude that.

    Any thoughts about this matter?
    Thanks and sorry for the long question.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Mark's Avatar
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    Re: 58 DC Junior vs 59 DC Junior

    Iíve had both and my 59 kills everything in its path.

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    Re: 58 DC Junior vs 59 DC Junior

    Having played several of both, I'm not sure you could say there is a difference in tone (other than the slight differences you might find from guitar to guitar).

    The neck shape and frets would probably be different, with the 58s having the smaller frets and beefier necks.

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    Re: 58 DC Junior vs 59 DC Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by treeofpain View Post
    Having played several of both, I'm not sure you could say there is a difference in tone (other than the slight differences you might find from guitar to guitar).

    The neck shape and frets would probably be different, with the 58s having the smaller frets and beefier necks.
    I've owned dozens. This matches my experience. Now I'm on a Melody Maker kick.
    The older I get, the better I was.

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