Epiphone LP Junior Special Electric Guitar Review



The Epiphone LP Junior Special Electric Guitar features one humbucker pickup and a stopbar tailpiece. It's made of tonewood, provides decent resonance and sustain, and is quite light. Users complain that it frequently goes out of tune, although it suits kids and beginners because it's cheap and easy to play.

While this is a decent and very cheap model (starting at $129, Amazon), many Epiphone LP Junior Special reviews users find fault with the guitar, noting that it falls out of tune a lot. One user posting at Ultimate-Guitar.com claims that this model is poorly constructed and mentions that the top E string is much quieter than the others.

One expert asserts that this guitar isn’t designed for clarity in the lower notes or a very clean tone overall. However, he considers the Epiphone LP Junior Special well-suited to younger players. The Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special is equipped with a stopbar tailpiece, prized for its ability to sustain a note long after a string has been plucked. The guitar has only one humbucker, but users seem pleased with its performance even if they miss having a second humbucker pickup.

A knowledgeable reviewer at Epinions sums up the theme we saw in Epiphone LP Junior Special reviews, commenting that the guitar has pretty shoddy hardware -- the bridge basically fell off while restringing. Although he recommends upgrading the hardware, he concludes that this is a great deal for the price overall.

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