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    Les Paul Forum Member Wattage's Avatar
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    NGD: 2019 Junior

    Love at first feel

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    Beautiful and congrats! I have one incoming tomorrow

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Great looking guitar!
    A smile relieves a heart that grieves.

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    Congrats

    Glad you're happy with it. Enjoy!

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    I love Juniors. I played one of these new ones at a local GC, and would have walked out with it if I didn’t already have a VOS. Great neck, and looked amazing. There is nothing like a P90 / wraptail combination. Enjoy it - I know you will.

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    I did a quick fret polish, conditioned the board and ran to rehearsal with it last night

    It just sounds HUGE.

    The frets are beautifully dressed, the board was a little dry, frets are a more vintage profile. The wiring was neat and clean (big OD cap), the finish appears flawless. It looks like a 2 piece body, center joined, nice weight to it, probably ~8.5 lbs.

    Only changes I'll make are larger strap pins and a plain black truss rod cover. I expect to put a lot of miles on this ride.
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    So drooling over those - played a vintage one years ago and it's still the sounds I'm chasing.
    Now to figure out how to get permission from SWMBO. No way I'd be able to sneak it past her. She knows my collection too well, and is too
    observant to put one past.
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    Really nice JR ,you will really enjoy love my 2018 Banner !!
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by Wattage View Post
    I did a quick fret polish, conditioned the board and ran to rehearsal with it last night

    It just sounds HUGE.

    The frets are beautifully dressed, the board was a little dry, frets are a more vintage profile. The wiring was neat and clean (big OD cap), the finish appears flawless. It looks like a 2 piece body, center joined, nice weight to it, probably 8.5-9 lbs.

    Only changes I'll make are larger strap pins and a plain black truss rod cover. I expect to put a lot of miles on this ride.
    I love it! HUGE Jr fan, and it's about time for a proper Jr in the USA line. Needs gold bonnet knobs. How's the neck profile?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    I love it! HUGE Jr fan, and it's about time for a prop,er Jr in the USA line. Needs gold bonnet knobs. How's the neck profile?
    Nice n' chunky! I'm sure there are larger but this is a full on 50's style neck.

    If I switch to gold I am probably going with speed knobs like my old Jr, we'll see, it is definitely in the realm of possibilty.

    I used it again tonight with my main band and finally got it thru my Orange, I was thrilled with it.

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Congrats on the new Jr buddy...now everybody wants one....

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyguitar View Post
    Congrats on the new Jr buddy...now everybody wants one....
    The world would be a better place if there were more Juniors out there

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    How's the neck profile?

    .89" at the 1st fret

    1.02" at the 12th fret

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    Mine came in this week, just fantastic all the way around!
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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by Windup 43 View Post
    Mine came in this week, just fantastic all the way around!
    Fantastic!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wattage View Post
    Love at first feel

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    Hello there all the new Les Paul Jr. owners.

    Years ago I went looking for a sunburst and and I ended up with TV model which while the ugly duckling of Jr,'s turned out to be the most collectable . Anyway I still wanted a sunburst and these little gems popped up.

    It appears from these posts they are a winner.

    I have a couple of questions

    My TV is pretty light weight 7.5 lbs or so are these tending to be light-ish because my back isn't what it use to be.

    Is the finish thick or thin ?

    My TV's finish is thin, not wood grain feeling thin but thin with the exception of the neck (where most of the wear happens)

    The frets, my TV is a 57' and has the small frets. What are the frets like on these, I'm hoping bigger.

    Any help greatly appreciated

    Thanks,

    Gary

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    Les Paul Forum Member Wattage's Avatar
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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Mine weighs in at right about 8lbs maybe a hair under.

    Frets are advertised as med jumbo but they are smaller than any other med jumbos I own. I wouldn't think the finish is especially thick, certainly not by current standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wattage View Post
    Mine weighs in at right about 8lbs maybe a hair under.

    Frets are advertised as med jumbo but they are smaller than any other med jumbos I own. I wouldn't think the finish is especially thick, certainly not by current standards.

    Thanks!

    Enjoy that Jr. !

    Gary

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    I agree, the frets aren’t as big as other medium jumbos on other Gibsons I own...not tiny, but more vintage feeling and you can feel more of the fretboard when playing. Very chunky neck, mine is 7.10 pounds, perfect weight for me. The finish doesn’t feel particularly thick, very well done and smells great too! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windup 43 View Post
    I agree, the frets aren’t as big as other medium jumbos on other Gibsons I own...not tiny, but more vintage feeling and you can feel more of the fretboard when playing. Very chunky neck, mine is 7.10 pounds, perfect weight for me. The finish doesn’t feel particularly thick, very well done and smells great too! :D
    Good to know guys thanks and enjoy those Jr's

    Gary

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by Wattage View Post
    I did a quick fret polish, conditioned the board and ran to rehearsal with it last night

    It just sounds HUGE.

    The frets are beautifully dressed, the board was a little dry, frets are a more vintage profile. The wiring was neat and clean (big OD cap), the finish appears flawless. It looks like a 2 piece body, center joined, nice weight to it, probably ~8.5 lbs.

    Only changes I'll make are larger strap pins and a plain black truss rod cover. I expect to put a lot of miles on this ride.

    I'Ve just got mine from Thomann here in Germany. Is 8.5 lbs a typo maybe? Mine weights in 7.05 on the kitchen scale. I've seen some at Wildwood's Website going even lower @6.8 or something.

    Apart from that I can agree with everything you said about These. It's a phantastic guitar, the neck is perfect for me - frankly the first USA Standard Junior that I like the neck of. I'm usually a Custom Shop guy, but this guitar is not too far away and right out of the box. Interestingly the setup was great either. Thomann offers a free Setup Service but since that takes 3 days and I setup my own guitars myself anyway, I declined. So what I got was the shipment right as it came out of the container all the way from the USA. I would have expected anything but certainly not a perfectly setup guitar. Nevertheless it was.

    I put a Faber bridge on it (the factory bridge is zinc dycast an weights 80 gr vs. 30 of the Faber aluminum one) and I put a Throbak Dogear in it. And now that Thing screams like an old one. Not that the Gibson P90s are bad, they are actually really good, but I wanted to see how far I could push that guitar.

    The pots are great either, seems to me they put audio taper pots now in their standard line as well.

    Those are highly recommended it one is looking for a good LP Jr.

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    I demand sounds, we with money and a p90 obsession!!!


    Sounds quickly and no music after 1973...

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    It's a beauty! I was looking at grabbing one myself, but I already have two single cut guitars so ended up going with the DC version ;)

    The single P90 and wrap around bridge/saddle combination are a blast, Enjoy!

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by Garincha View Post
    I'Ve just got mine from Thomann here in Germany. Is 8.5 lbs a typo maybe? Mine weights in 7.05 on the kitchen scale. I've seen some at Wildwood's Website going even lower @6.8 or something.

    I had made a note in a later post when I got to a scale, it weighs a hair under 8lbs

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    Re: NGD: 2019 Junior

    Quote Originally Posted by c_wester View Post
    I demand sounds, we with money and a p90 obsession!!!


    Sounds quickly and no music after 1973...

    Waiting on a Vox AC10 once that comes in I'll get some clips up hopefully

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