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Gibson Les Paul Nashville Junior, Guitar of the week, only 400 made!
audiopaal
Feb 19 2008, 11:08 AM
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The purchase:

I saw this guitar on the Gibson Guitar Of The Week program they had last year and fell in love laugh.gif
I looked and looked for it, but no one wanted to sell me this guitar (I live in Norway so that probably
has something to do with it, hehe..). And finally after a while I got a deal at Guitar Relics of NY Inc.
Paid, shipped and well home in Norway I unwrapped the box, took out a nice original Gibson Hardcase
and opened it up to a really nice smell, an even better view and an even better feeling playing it for the first time.
(and the second time, and the thir time, and the fourth... you get my drift) tongue.gif


Description/Features:

A Gibson Les Paul Nashville Junior.

Embellished with the Prairie Flower pickguard motif found on Gibson Acoustic’s iconic SJ-200, the Les Paul Nashville Junior Double Cutaway proves it’s a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. A dog-eared P-90, White Satin finish, ebony fingerboard, and wraparound compensated tailpiece make this a guitar with tremendous value and tremendous sound.


Technical Description:

Body Top Species: Mahogany Back Species: Mahogany Neck Species: Mahogany Profile: 60's Peghead Pitch: 17° Nut Width: 1.695 in. Neck Joint Location: 17th Fret Fingerboard Species: Ebony Scale Length: 24 3/4 in. Number of Frets: 22 Inlays: Dot Hardware Plating Finish: Chrome Tailpiece: Wraparound Knobs: Black Top Hat Machine Heads (Tuners): Chrome Grovers Electronics Bridge Pickup: P-90 Dog Ear Controls: One volume, One tone.


Price:

Bought from Guitar Relics of NY Inc., for 800$ + 150$ shipping to Norway.


Sound:

This is where the guitar shines the most. Apart from being a stunningly beautiful guitar it's got a tremendous sound.
Perfect for Rock, Blues and Country. Hey, I even got a pretty good Metal sound from it as well.
This thing rocks, the sustain lasts forever and the playability is out of this world.

The clean sound is nice and snappy, one of the better cleansounds I've heard.

This guitar with a little overdrive makes you wanna rock & roll all day, believe me smile.gif

It's actually pretty great with Distortion/Metal effects as well, who would have have thought?
But more of a Mustasch kind of angry distorted sound, not Metallica heavy smile.gif

All in all it's a perfect 10.


Action, Fit & Finish:

No flaws here.
Action of the box was pretty good. The pick-up was adjusted nicely and the satin white finish is just lovely.
It's actually just one layer of paint so you can see the wood through.
Some like it, some don't, but I think it's great. It shines and looks vintage at the same time wub.gif


Reliability/Durability:

It's a Gibson, it should last a lifetime.
Fells really solid although it's pretty light.


Value:

This guitar is well worth it's price, it's worth much more if you ask me.
It's a steal really..


Overall impression:

I'm really happy with this guitar. There is nothing bad to say about it really.
You get what you want, it's a junior so you can't expect a lot of features.
If you do, you've bought the wrong guitar smile.gif


Overall rating:

A perfect 10

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Awesome review and congratulations on the new guitar. smile.gif

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Trond Vold
Feb 19 2008, 11:20 AM
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That guitar was a joy to play on, and you were completely right about the new-guitar-smell smile.gif Like i said, they should put out that smell on wünderbaums.

Oh, and i have to borrow it some day so i can record a lesson with it wink.gif

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audiopaal
Feb 19 2008, 11:33 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Feb 19 2008, 11:20 AM) *
That guitar was a joy to play on, and you were completely right about the new-guitar-smell smile.gif Like i said, they should put out that smell on wünderbaums.

Oh, and i have to borrow it some day so i can record a lesson with it wink.gif


Yeah, it really is smile.gif

Haha, that smell should be bottled and sold, I'd buy a bundle that's for sure laugh.gif

My new ESP Eclipse II smells just as good, I love that smell laugh.gif

I'll write a review on that and my new (Yeah, I've spent a lot of money lately..) Gibson Chet Atkins SST later as well smile.gif


Ofcourse you can borrow it, no problem smile.gif
Just let me know when and I'll bring it up!

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audiopaal
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 19 2008, 11:10 AM) *
Awesome review and congratulations on the new guitar. smile.gif


Thanks alot, glad you liked it smile.gif

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Feb 19 2008, 05:51 PM
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Ooooh, sexy!
Really beatiful, congrats

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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Feb 19 2008, 05:51 PM) *
Ooooh, sexy!
Really beatiful, congrats


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Toni Suominen
Feb 20 2008, 03:11 PM
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Cool guitar man, congrats!!! smile.gif

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Nice.....Remind on mandolin, great instrument.

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Hmm, interesting looking guitar.

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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Feb 20 2008, 05:30 PM) *
Hmm, interesting looking guitar.


+1 on that, it's very abnormal! It's not exactly my taste, but I can understand that you like it. I know that sounds bad but it isn't , just believe me on that tongue.gif

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audiopaal
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Thanks smile.gif
It's the most beautiful abnormal guitar I've seen laugh.gif
And the neck is worth the price alone wub.gif

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Nice review, thank you!

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audiopaal
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QUOTE (Danilo Capezzuto @ Mar 27 2008, 03:41 AM) *
Nice review, thank you!


Thanks, you're welcome smile.gif

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I hate Les Pauls but this looks a lot better than most and it looks like it weighs significantly less which is my main quarrel with the Les Paul. Is this a lot lighter than a Standard LP?

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I`d love a Les Paul, the weight issue is really whats stopped me in the past from buying one also, maybe one day smile.gif

This one as OC says looks a lot lighter, its not my taste but its a good review and I`m sure it plays like a dream smile.gif

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Hisham Al-Sanea
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nice one audiopaal.congrats

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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ May 12 2008, 02:34 PM) *
I hate Les Pauls but this looks a lot better than most and it looks like it weighs significantly less which is my main quarrel with the Les Paul. Is this a lot lighter than a Standard LP?


Yes, this is way lighter than a "normal" Gibson smile.gif


QUOTE (Smells @ May 12 2008, 02:41 PM) *
I`d love a Les Paul, the weight issue is really whats stopped me in the past from buying one also, maybe one day smile.gif

This one as OC says looks a lot lighter, its not my taste but its a good review and I`m sure it plays like a dream smile.gif


You should try to get a Les Paul Studio Lite (I got one) and that's better than most of the Gibsons I've tried, weighs a lot less and sounds killer with the 500T pickup in the bridge wub.gif


QUOTE (Hisham Al-Sanea @ May 12 2008, 11:10 PM) *
nice one audiopaal.congrats



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May 13 2008, 08:17 PM
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Looks great ^^
Sounds great as well, judging by your Rock n Roll lesson ^^

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audiopaal
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Thanks mate smile.gif
Yeah, it's awesome when it comes to clean and overdriven sounds smile.gif

Not too good for metal although you can play that too..

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