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    Gibson les paul jr. VOS, CS differences

    I am orienting myself on a les paul jr. The differences in price and models are only running out. There is a Gibson LP jr. For 1390 euros, a Gibson LP jr. VOS for 2950 and a Gibson LP jr. CS for 3990 euros where i live ( the Netherlands ) Now I understand that there are differences in hardware, wiring, manual labour, etc. my question is how the wood is. Can an LP jr of 1390 euros with an aftermarket upgrade in hardware, wiring, nut etc. become as good as a Custom Shop or a VOS LP jr.? Is there a lot of difference between the price ranges in terms of wood quality? I liked the sound and feel of the cheap Gibson LP jr. a lot.


    thanks for the help,

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    Re: Gibson les paul jr. VOS, CS differences

    I think they're all good. I would get the standard model and be very happy with it.

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    Re: Gibson les paul jr. VOS, CS differences

    Quote Originally Posted by eggen.hw View Post
    I am orienting myself on a les paul jr. The differences in price and models are only running out. There is a Gibson LP jr. For 1390 euros, a Gibson LP jr. VOS for 2950 and a Gibson LP jr. CS for 3990 euros where i live ( the Netherlands ) Now I understand that there are differences in hardware, wiring, manual labour, etc. my question is how the wood is. Can an LP jr of 1390 euros with an aftermarket upgrade in hardware, wiring, nut etc. become as good as a Custom Shop or a VOS LP jr.? Is there a lot of difference between the price ranges in terms of wood quality? I liked the sound and feel of the cheap Gibson LP jr. a lot.


    thanks for the help,

    I think you could get a better deal if you bought a used 2010 satin finished Junior! I currently own a white version that has the ebony fingerboard and it sounds and plays great. I had it painted not so long ago, threw on some Grover tuners and different volume knobs but everything else is stock. I suspect you could probably pick it up for about €600-€700

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    Re: Gibson les paul jr. VOS, CS differences

    Quote Originally Posted by CK6 View Post
    I think you could get a better deal if you bought a used 2010 satin finished Junior! I currently own a white version that has the ebony fingerboard and it sounds and plays great. I had it painted not so long ago, threw on some Grover tuners and different volume knobs but everything else is stock. I suspect you could probably pick it up for about €600-€700
    This is not really in their league. There are big differences, most USA Jrs aren't.

    The recent offerings are excellent. You will get a very good 50's Jr at any of those options. Historics are amazing. You have to compare to know.

    Decide what it is and why you want a Jr and you'll have your answer. Same as Les Paul Standards. No amount of upgrades will make a Standard into an R9. If a R9 is what you want.
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Re: Gibson les paul jr. VOS, CS differences

    I have a 2006 USA Jr.

    Bone stock nekkid.

    Offset 2 piece body.

    Shitty looking stock compensated bridge.

    Played through a 5e3.

    Or a 5f1.

    Or a '79 JMP 2204.

    It has more tone.

    More balls.

    Than all of my other guitars.

    My R4 is a hot vegas redhead $1,000 an hour hooker of tone.

    And I love her.

    But.

    My cheapass plain jane girl next door USA Jr.

    Is a cheatin' dirty talking housewife.

    That will burn it all down.

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