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By: Bob from Seattle, WA USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
It pains me to say this, but the guitar did come with a minor blemish. The plate around the strap pin was put on crooked, any you can actually see a tiny bit of the hole that was routed for the B-bender. It could have easily been fixed in the factory, but instead the inspector decided to just ship it. It's not worth sending the guitar back, but I can't just let this go without comment...
Lazy staff at Gibson = -1/2 point.
Your general opinion of this product.
The guitar itself pretty much a Junior Special, but with slightly different controls and made of different woods. The location of the pickup selector and the large, Telecaster-ish pickguard are necessary to accommodate the B-bender mechanism. The setup was perfect as shipped.
Overall I really like this guitar, and based on the tone and playability would definitely consider another Junior in the future.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The P-90s sound great and also they're coil tapped, which may sound like a minor feature but it turns out to be pretty useful. Using the coil tap you can get some pretty surfy single-coil tones. As expected,
P-90s do hum in some situations. The instructions say they're more susceptible to hum when you use the coil tap, but my finding is that sometimes it actually works the other way. For example with my home rig I get less hum with the coil tap engaged.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The guitar is a real looker, even the case looks great.