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Gibson Les Paul LPJ - Cherry Satin Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from Suwanee, GA December 9, 2013

    Great Guitar...Top Notch

    The Cherry LPJ delivered on 12/6/13. Packed well and ready to play out of the box. Sounds wonderful and it feels and plays awesome. Very happy with my purchase. Its nice to say I own a Gibson.

  • from Cleveland, OH. USA April 24, 2013Music Background:
    Just for fun player

    My first Gibson

    This is my first Gibson and I am glad I purchased it, great action, sound and made in the USA.

  • from Lake,MS February 4, 2013Music Background:
    13 years, singer, songwriter

    CANT DESCRIBE THE QUALITY FOR THE MONEY

    I bought this specifically because it had the faded worn look that I wanted and the price was so much below the studio. These are the same pickups (490, 498) that are in the studio. They are VERY hot pickups. This thing is USA made with Kluson tuners and real pickups for $700 !!!!!!!!
    I am playing it through the Marshall DSL40C and a VOX lil' nightrain for practice.
    If you want to pay a whole lot more for the laquer finish Les paul's, that is great but mechanically, this guitar is the same.

    BART GOOD IS THE MAN AT SWEETWATER!!

  • from Portland July 1, 2013Music Background:
    Performing Musician/Worship Leader

    Epiphone Les Pauls vs Gibson LPJ

    I've played a number of Epiphones and Gibsons over the years and here's the low down based on my experiences with both... Basically in a comparison to the Epiphones (also built by Gibson) the Gibson LPJ just blows them away including my 2012 Les Paul custom Pro (Tuxedo) which is not a cheap Epiphone by any means. If you're seriously looking for good sound please don't waste your money on an Epiphone. I'll be honest. Compared to the Gibson LPJ any Epiphone is a waste of money (speaking from experience I've owned 5). If you are going for looks... well then sacrifice the sound then and go with an Epiphone because the looks on the Gibson LPJ is not very pretty (just being honest)... they aren't exactly nice to look at without the nitrocellulose finish and they don't compare to the shiny fancy looking Epiphones with the the coil tap features, or the beautiful binding, or the magical colors, lustres and finishes with all the bells and whistles... but ask yourself... killer looks or killer sound... I picked up two of these as 'junkers' and 'Jammers' and I rehearse on them and then use my Gibson Les Paul Traditionals and Les Paul Standard for performing on Sunday so I don't wreck/wear out my expensive Gibsons. Truth is I will never go back to cheap Epiphones if I can get this kind of quality for what I call a 'cheap guitar'... even though these aren't exactly cheap. However, keep in mind, when compared to my Les Paul Traditionals and Les Paul Standards they do make the Gibson LPJ look and sound like a Standup Washtub bass mop handle and string with a megaphone... The bottom line is though the Gibson LPJ has far a richer, tighter and, crisper dynamic range (including lows, mids, highs AND sustain) than an Epiphone Les Paul (probably due to the 490s and better quality wood) but the LPJ does cost a little more... My advice... do one or two more paper routes to save up the extra cash and buy the Gibson LPJ (Is it a Les Paul Junior??? The jury is still out on that one) instead of an Epiphone LEs Paul... Then you can blow away your Epiphone friends and become a part of the 'Gibson Family' (Nothing sounds better than... yeah I own a Gibson...) and Remember this thing kills my 2012 Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro Alpine White (Tuxedo)... Cheers!
    Anybody wanna buy an Epiphone les Paul Custom Pro now???

  • from Lex Ky May 3, 2013Music Background:
    Musician,Engineer

    Pretty nice

    Nice build and no blemishes etc that I can see. Not crazy about the pickups but those are easy to swap..

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