Are two Johnsons really necessary? NGD x2

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by NewsCam 603, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    Ok, let's get tittering out of the way, shall we? Trust me, I've got AT LEAST ten jokes ready to go but it's been a long day so I'll stay legit.
    Went to my go-to music store and found a good/road worn Johnson by Axl "Floyd" model. Locking nut {oh, here we go ... lol} the fancy bridge, etc. Even a little push button which clearly doesn't work - pushed the damn thing for an hour and STILL no room service!
    Anyway, marked at $69.00, was given a 10% regular customer discount so I got me a neat guitar for basically $62.00 :)
    Next day, another LEFTY Johnson by Axl is on Marketplace, $40.00! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Yup, right hand neck, left hand body, coming right up, I love different.
    A few details .... Both necks are as good as these are reputed to be, seriously well made {both headstock styles too}. Can't wait to clean, polish, oil and bring 'em back to life. Both bodies have been around the block, shaken but not stirred. The lefty, as you can see, is a very nice Sunburst, though on the back has a bunch of crap UNDER the clearcoat {?}. Lefty is about a pound heavier :( as it is maybe a quarter inch thicker. Lefty's still only about five pounds so I'll man up and shut up. I think Blacky is Basswood besides being much thinner with much deeper cuts. Two axes for $100.00 and the adventure begins!
     

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  2. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

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    Lolll! Maybe...:D
     
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  3. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    In my twenties, even two wouldn't have cut it ;)
     
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  4. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Whatever it takes to keep the Mrs. happy.
     
  5. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    I'll be damned, I may have found a perfect match to that $63.00 Ebay neck ....
     

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  6. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Congrats x2 !
     
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  7. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    Thanks! Nice is nice, cheap is nicer.
     
  8. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    Update : Right handed Johnson neck bolted right up :)
     

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  9. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Sweet guitars, and yes two Johnsons are sometimes required....:D

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  10. five teles

    five teles Squier-Nut

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    congrats! My nephew had one of the strat style guitars years ago, and i thought it was really a good guitar. I have a Johnson jm60 amp that I really like,
     
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  11. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2016
    I still have a guitar like that. Years ago I bought a used Johnson Strat copy and gig bag for $65 from a second-hand shop. It has an alder body and fairly hot EMG-designed pickups. I also bought a Behringer amp. Years and years later I still have the Strat; the Behringer I got rid of all as soon as possible. The Johnson has a great neck I think and the pickups are dark sounding and so the guitar looks like a Strat ... but doesn't sound much like a Strat at all. It still has not been professionally set up and the ground wire is not soldered to the trem claw but is held in place by gum or some kind of adhesive until I learn how to solder ... which will be never at the earliest. It had so many little nicks and gouges that I've used a Brillo pad or something to sand it down to a semi-gloss finish which I actually rather like.
     
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  12. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    Clever AND clean! Go to the head of the class.
     
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  13. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    Thanks, pretty well made and two guitars for a hundred bucks can't be beat.
     
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  14. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    That's awesome and I'm honored, I damn sure wouldn't make it to the head of the class with knowledge...:D
     
  15. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    They're a dime a dozen, just want to find another light one sometime.
     
  16. RegularJim

    RegularJim Squier-Nut

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    I had two Johnsons at one point. They both had the pointy headstock with script logo and "EMG" pickups. Pepto-Bismol pink and translucent green. They were both decent guitars, but weren't super-inspiring. I did some upgrades to the pink one to make it less pink looking, but they both ended up leaving eventually.

    Here's a pic of my two old Johnsons...

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  17. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    Tht green ne looks pretty sharp.
     
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