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    2018 SG Junior

    Has anyone got their hands on the 2018 SG Junior?

    I'm loving the simplicity of it, and I'm a big fan of p90s! It's tempting!!!

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    Re: 2018 SG Junior

    I did not, but I've played a 2016 that was made exclusively for the Japan market when I was in Tokyo. Fantastic guitar, I honestly felt it sounded truer to a vintage piece than the custom shop juniors and specials that I've played.

    Only reason I didn't leave the store with it is that I would have to drop it in the plane along with the other luggage and didn't want a new guitar broken.
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    Re: 2018 SG Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by StSpider View Post
    I did not, but I've played a 2016 that was made exclusively for the Japan market when I was in Tokyo. Fantastic guitar, I honestly felt it sounded truer to a vintage piece than the custom shop juniors and specials that I've played.

    Only reason I didn't leave the store with it is that I would have to drop it in the plane along with the other luggage and didn't want a new guitar broken.

    Cool, thanks StSpider. Totally get the issue with the plane!

    Just seen some favourable comments over on http://www.everythingsg.com/threads/...e.33782/page-2

    The pics there look great, I'm more tempted than ever to get one...........uh oh

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    Re: 2018 SG Junior

    I/m curious about these guitars, there doesn't seem to be a huge amount of info online and not many reviews. Here in the UK I don't recall seeing anything in the magazines either.

    I know the script logo isn't period correct and is more often associated with acoustics, also the price seems to put people off seeing as it's a Junior.

    Am I missing something?
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    Re: 2018 SG Junior

    Seems like you could find a vintage for not much more $$$.
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    Re: 2018 SG Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarMikey View Post
    Seems like you could find a vintage for not much more $$$.
    Hmmm I've had a look and from what I've seen most vintage are around 2-3 x more expensive
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    Re: 2018 SG Junior

    These are what....$1500 USD?
    I know of a 1965 on my local craigslist asking $2300.
    I personally got a very clean 1964 a few years back for $2k.

    They are out there if you look hard enough
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    Re: 2018 SG Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarMikey View Post
    These are what....$1500 USD?
    I know of a 1965 on my local craigslist asking $2300.
    I personally got a very clean 1964 a few years back for $2k.

    They are out there if you look hard enough
    Cheers GuitarMikey, that's good to know

    I can get a 2018 model from Andertons for £899, so with the current exchange rate that works out at approx $1150. I think the price of the vintage models has increased, although I haven't investigated all options yet, but this is what I've seen so far...

    Cheapest vintage option (1962) on Reverb currently is $1999 and that has a broken neck repair
    On Gumtree/Ebay I can get a 1965 for £2200 and that includes non-original parts

    I'll keep looking, it's all part of the journey right!!
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