“ Brand: Gibson / Guitar Type: Electric Guitar „
Firstly let me say, don't let the fact this guitar is branded "Junior", let you believe it's for kids, it's called Junior because it only has one pick up, whereas most SG's tend to have 2.
For me, this guitar cost in the region of £700, I purchased it when I was about 12. I'd been playing guitar for 3 years, I'd heard fabulous feedback about Gibson guitars, I knew they were the best, and I wanted my own. My Dad had a lot of money at the time so I could get this for a birthday present and it didn't feel like a waste of money.
4 years on, I still play guitar, I've got my grade 5 and i've purchased an electric guitar (Epiphone Les Paul) for £400 cheaper since and to be honest I can't recognise a huge difference in the quality of sound.
Don't get me wrong, it is an amazing guitar, but after owning it for years and having more experience in the market, I feel that you could buy a different guitar from not such a huge brand, save hundreds of pounds for a very similar sound.
Dont be put off by the fact that this guitar is called a Junior, looks smaller, and only has one single coiled pick-up (some conversions have just a humbucker pick-up) it still is in line when it comes to quality of Gibson guitars. Although it doesnt have the tonal range of most guitars, the single coil pick-up responds well, probably due to the careful placing of it on the guitar, also the fact that a lot less room is taken up on the body, the sounds resonates more. This guitar is probably for the type of guitarist that needs a flashy looking back-up, but isnt really considering it as a first guitar. It's also a guitar that is widely open to modification to your own specification, for example, there is ample room to add yourself a second single-coil pick-up, or a humbucker. A worthy guitar, to rock out with, and to ultimately look cool with.