Ouch. Sorry about the damaged guitar. I’m a big fan of the Tribute series. I bought a Tribute Lester in honey burst earlier in the year and couldn’t be happier. Great guitar for your money. Enjoy and I’m sure they’ll make it right.
I have a Gibson CS '58 Les Paul Junior DC that is as good as any other guitar I own or have ever played. It is a holy grail...perfect in every way. I have a lot of guitars, but this one is easily among the top five I own. Yeah, the bar bridge does not perfectly intonate, but that does not matter because it all averages out in use and it is a huge contributor to the tone. In a similar manner to the Fender Esquire, the single pickup does not limit the variety of sounds this guitar can make; I think it broadens the possibilities.
It's the 'TV white' mahogany finish...Gibson made some Juniors, Specials, Explorers and Flying Vs in this color, but not a lot of them.
BTW, that's a killer lookin' DC. Where'd you find it, and what year/years did they offer that color?
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As I understand it, you have already received a blue Special from the retailer.
Were you happy with the service?
Oh yes, I'm very happy. I ordered that guitar at 2am Pacific on the 22nd, and originally the FedEx email said it would be here by noon on the 23rd. I was blown away LOL, but it didn't make it! LOL! It came on the 24th at 11:00 PM pacific. So...super fast anyways. So, what, 33 hours.That's smokin'.
I had to pay an extra 60.00 bucks us total out the door, because of the shipping, but that's fine by me. Mark my words, in 5 years, you won't be able to buy one of these guitars new for less than 1500.00 us in the us if they come out again.
I think it's super cool to have a DC from Glasgow Scotland. Made in the USA of course, brought her home where she rightfully belongs. Kidding!
Nice guitar though. Best out of the bunch. 6 LBS 10 oz (2.778 kg) and killer wood grain. It has these dark areas front and back where the wood took the color differently, and it looks great. Been on the run today, so I haven't' plugged it in yet. But I did get some photos because my brother was asking about it.
Wow, I just figured something out. I thought these were 'stock' Gibson was holding on to for like 4-5 years, but 3 out of the 4 I ordered are 2010,2011, and 2011 year models. I think that's cool as hell, but I'm shocked by it. I don't remember the Blue stains coming out back in 2010. Time does fly. Maybe I've just lost it.
I Can't believe they would hold these for so long. Could they have been held up because of the whole rosewood thing? Tied up in court, and not ship-able?
You know maybe they won't be 1500.00 in 5 years, but look at the single cut specials that were blown out at these prices 5 years ago. They're all 1000.00 to 1500.00 bucks now.
Where'd you find it, and what year/years did they offer that color?
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I can see the pics of the damaged Jr now...thanks! That is heartbreaking on an otherwise great-looking guitar.
You were right to return it; that neck break is far beyond cosmetic damage. That sort of break cannot happen when a guitar is shipped in its case or in a proper guitar shipping carton, with no evidence of damage to the shipping box. That was broken before they shipped it.
The limed white mahogany LP Junior is a 2014 custom shop model made for the Japanese market; I bought it from a Japanese dealer during my year-long search for the right one. It is one of very few guitars I've bought online; I much prefer to play before I buy. But the Junior DC in this color is hard to find even second hand, and the deal I worked out included 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping. It was certainly not the deal of the century, but I got exactly what I was looking for--for what I considered a fair price--knowing what the current prices were at the time.
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Post by Vibroluxer 🚣 on Jun 26, 2020 18:33:45 GMT -5
Same here. I don't plan on having all 3 of mine for a real long time but I agree with you about where the prices will be going. I haven't had a ton of Gibsons but every model went up in value after the closeouts.
When you're dead you won't know it and only your loved ones will feel the pain. Same with being stupid.
They do have a maple neck. I didn't know the answer to your strength question, so I did a search.
Some Gibson forum discussion seems to show a lot of people saying maple is a harder wood, and brighter in tone than Mahogany. If maple is harder wood, I would be curious to know, because often harder woods can be more brittle. It was said that the maple is a more stable neck wood. That's great for when your not dropping, or banging your axe on stuff, but how would it fair in a drop vs Mahogany?
We may never know.
Peeg's builds-um. Maybe he knows.
Having processed thousands of board feet of both hard maple(not to be confused with it's softer sibling soft maple) and honduras mahogany(NOT so called african mahogany or sapele which are substitutes,not the real deal) I can say that maple is hands down harder, and less prone to breaking (ever seen a mahogany baseball bat ?) That's why when your ex girlfriend throws your strat down a flight of stairs the only damage is the stairs). BTW, my wifes friends husband who buys guitars with the notion that it'll make him a player by association,left his LP Tribute with the much maligned 490's. It's made a believer otta this mutt. Great all around gitar, it's a 2016 model. Hope he forgets about it !
These are fantastic guitars. They sound very creamy, articulate, fast feeling neck. Not shredder fast, but easy to move around in my book. Fret boards feel really good. Nothing but good to say about them. Light, simple, lots of great tones. Stable tuning. Nice set up right out of the box.
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