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Item Reviews for: Gibson Music City Jr with B-Bender Electric Guitar with Case  -  GIB LPMCJ ASCH1 LIST

Great Tone
By: Slimbo from Texas      Submitted: 10/31/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Great guitar. I didnt give it 5 stars for two reasons. 1. The fretboard is not sealed. It stains from the oils in your fingers very easily. 2. The fret ends could be dressed better. Not bad but not what I expect from a Gibson. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? I very much like the guitar. Even with the afformentioned problems it is very comfortable to play. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The action came set up great. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? This is where I believe it shines. The dual P90s are great. The telecasterish wood combo gives it all the twang you could want but you can still get some great grit out of the P90s. The coil tap gives a very acceptable fenderish single coil tone. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The guitar looks better live than in the picture. It is somewhat strange looking because of the difference in the color of the neck and body. I would like the fretboard better if it had some sealer on it. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? All in all I really like this guitar. I have never played a string bender before but I picking it up pretty well. Playability How was the action out of the box? Action was good
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By: Bob from Seattle, WA USA      Submitted: 3/22/2013

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Quality 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. General 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. Tone 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. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The guitar is a real looker, even the case looks great.
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