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Epiphone Les Paul Junior Single Cut VS review

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Epiphone Les Paul Junior is a basic instrument for beginners. It has little features, but it's a proper electric guitar.

Tuning stability 8/10

Tuners are quite okay, nut is well cut, no major issues.

Acoustic sound 8/10

Bright, tight tone. Nothing special, but nothing to complaint about except for one note that doesn't sustain as long as others (A note, 5th fret on E1, 10th fret on B2 string).

Electric sound 6/10

Standard rock tones. Thanks to tone control it's possible to back off some highs to make that bridge humbucker sound less trebly.

Finish 8/10

Pretty instrument with minor flaws that don't affect playability. Properly installed nut, even frets, quality painting. I had to lower the nut, though.

Neck 7/10

Shorter scale and 42mm wide nut make it friendly. It's a bit thick, but pleasant. Upper fret access is a bit limited.

Table 1 Epiphone Les Paul Junior neck dimensions

Dimension Value
Width at nut 42mm
Width at 24th fret 57.5mm
Thickness at 1st fret 20.5mm
Thickness at 12th fret 21.3mm
Fingerboard radius 12" (305mm) or so

Features 5/10

Very basic features. The bridge doesn't allow precise intonation control. There's only one pickup with volume and tone controls.

Balance 8/10

Fine.

Weight 9/10

Standard weight, comfortable.

Price 9/10

Price - around 100 euros new, great for beginners.

Specification:

  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • Maple bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Basswood/maple body
  • 42mm standard nut
  • Fixed wrap-around bridge
  • Epiphone tuners
  • Epiphone humbucker pickup
  • 1 volume pot
  • 1 tone pot
  • Finish - Vintage Sunburst
  • Year of production - 2009
  • Country of production - Indonesia

Advantages

pic Price
pic Finish quality
pic Tone

Drawbacks

pic Limited features (one pickup, bridge with no precise intonation control)
pic Sustain of some notes

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