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Post by conkerandco » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:44 pm

Ok, so this was actually delivered yesterday but spent so long playing it i never got around to posting a pic.

I've wanted this for sooo long. It's a Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior, (spare me any green day hate), plays like a dream, built well, sounds like a monster. If you can't do it on a Junior, it ain't worth doing.

Sorry for crappy pic, just about to take some better quality ones.


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Re: NGD!

Post by Eddie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:50 pm

Love the juniors! Congrats!


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Re: NGD!

Post by a.hun » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:46 pm

Tone monster that. You're right, if you can't do it on a Junior its probably not the guitars fault.

How is the fretboard? Many Gibsons are too dry from new - my own Junior Special was. If so a bit of board oil with the first few string changes should help.


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Re: NGD!

Post by 0000 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:29 pm

Nice! I have two Gibson BJA Juniors, a single cut and double cut. I absolutely hate GreenDay, but this stripped down guitar sounds and plays better than the custom-shop Les Paul I had. Seriously... I'm 100% sold on playing only Juniors. No need for anything else.

A simple change I might suggest is the wraparound bridge. The original Jr.'s had a lightweight aluminum bridge, but in the 80-90's they changed to only used heavy solid zinc. I replaced the stock bridge with a TonePros Wraparound aluminum bridge, and not only did the design and locking studs improve the intonation, but the aluminum has a more open, resonant, woody tone, where as the zinc sounds more cold, brittle and thin.
-Electrical Guitar Company "Buzzo" Double-Cut, Solid Aluminum, Gold Anodized.
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Re: NGD!

Post by myboss57 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:42 pm

Green Day SUCKS!! :wink: :lol:
Just kiddin' ya. And that guitar is sweeeeet. There is a Gibson Les Paul Jr (not a sig model) at a shop in my neighborhood. It's been on the wall a while and I'm always tempted!!!

Enjoy the guitar, looks real nice. I love a simple guitar like that (that's why my SG is stripped down to one pup and one volume knob!).
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