The Canadian Guitar Forum banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,168 Posts
My hand has always preferred the double cut
 

·
Premium Member
Air guitar
Joined
·
3,250 Posts
I can't say I'm a fan of the cheaping out on design. I hate top Jack's, the only reason for it is to be able to mount all the electronics to the guard and expedite assembly!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
623 Posts
I can't say I'm a fan of the cheaping out on design. I hate top Jack's, the only reason for it is to be able to mount all the electronics to the guard and expedite assembly!

The did lower retail pricing more than $600 USD over last year.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
179 Posts
I absolutely hated it at first, but it's grown on me. Like a fungus. I still prefer the "proper" Junior, but it's a different, cheaper option. Apparently, the custom shop will still make you the old style one. It'll just cost you $4k. As @sillyak says, at least they've dropped the price.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
Love everything about it except for the thin neck. Wish it had the "rounded" profile instead but still waiting to see one in a local store to try it out first.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,578 Posts
The 2018 single cut junior is supposed to be close to a re-issue and goes for 1,500 cdn including a hard shell case.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,251 Posts
I can't say I'm a fan of the cheaping out on design. I hate top Jack's, the only reason for it is to be able to mount all the electronics to the guard and expedite assembly!
This is my lament as well. Kills the classic look; makes it more S1 / Marauderish. And it's not like a getting used to it thing - the first time I saw one, a few months back, I didn't mind so much, but the more I see it the more it bothers me.

On the other hand if that's what they had to do to allow that pricepoint, then great, though I would question how much cost savings is to be had just from that alone.
 
  • Like
Reactions: jdto

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,515 Posts
This is my lament as well. Kills the classic look; makes it more S1 / Marauderish. And it's not like a getting used to it thing - the first time I saw one, a few months back, I didn't mind so much, but the more I see it the more it bothers me.

On the other hand if that's what they had to do to allow that pricepoint, then great, though I would question how much cost savings is to be had just from that alone.
I imagine it helps reduce labour time by not having to drill the side jack hole. Route the top and done. Every bit helps.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,578 Posts
Is the 800 on the site USD ?

If so add exchange and it’s roughly a grand plus 300 for the hardshell if you were to buy it seperately and that’s 1,300 v. 1,500 for the 2018. Not sure but I think the stupid Gibson LP case is 300 at L&M.

Edit - 230 for the Gibson case at McKrakers. The 90 Yorkville case is just as good.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
623 Posts
Yeah $800 is USD, but the 2018 is listed as $1440 USD and, as you say, it is here for $1500 CAD. It will be cheaper, I think it's good they switch it up. Have some cheaper years in both price and features and have some more expensive years with better/more accurate features. People can buy what appeals to them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
247 Posts
Slim Taper toothpick?
Yes, those damn skinny necks that you and I both apparently hate. And I also grossly dislike the stupid enlarged pickguard. I don't understand why Gibson can't just make a proper double cut Junior at a reasonable price with correct features and in something other than those awful matte finishes that look like bad antique furniture. I would pay more for accuracy.

As it is, I have no intention of buying any Gibson Junior. I can have my tech make a Precision Guitar kit relic'd TV Junior for me for about a grand, with all the features I want.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
602 Posts
I like these a lot and would have bought one if I didn't already have a DC Jr. Great value and I'm sure you could sell it five years from now recouping all your money.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top