I've always wanted an LP Junior-styled guitar since I first saw them as a teenager. The double cutaways just appealed to me, probably helped by seeing a guitarist I admired greatly playing something similar. As a result I jumped at the chance with the HB DC-Junior. This is a very nice little guitar. The satin blue finish is really nice, it sounds good and plays well but, like all of the others I've reviewed, isn't perfect.
-Firstly, this also has a minor case of the pot/knob alignment issue. Since the knobs on this guitar are different to the DC-Custom, they don't bottom out and don't appear to have affected the finish, thankfully, so it hasn't caused a problem and doesn't affect their function but it's a general QA issue which needs addressing.
-This guitar has the smaller UFO-styled knobs used on others so, again, they're a bit small and lacking traction but work well enough.
-The tuners are vintage-style tuners. The knobs look cheap and plasticy. When viewed from behind the headstock the tuner bodies on each side are noticeably different distances from the edge of the headstock. However, when viewed from the front the front, they are OK. I even measured to check that my eyes weren't being deceived and they seem correct so i think that this is an artifact of the design of the machine heads themselves. Being cheap they are probably designed so that the post isn't centred in the body of the unit. It causes no problems but looks cheap and disconcerting when viewed from behind. The tuners themselves work well enough, so far.
-The machine-head bodies are not installed parallel. The rows look look like dogs' hind legs and this wouldn't happen if the installer used something as trivially simple as a straight-edge. I've seen this on guitars reviewed elsewhere, too, so it's another basic QA issue which needs addressing. Stupid, simple failures like this lower the tone of the whole thing drastically and are trivial to avoid so are particularly unimpressive from a customer perspective.
-The fretboard has tooling marks on it in at least one place. This is less forgivable.
-There's a spot of glue or something near the lower horn.
-10s. Like the others I've reviewed, this comes with 10s.
-The jack plate isn't even fitted correctly. It's not centred or straight.
So, it's imperfect and could be better in places. You could change the tuners if desired although, of course, that reduces the value for money but they seem to work well enough. You could correct the alignment if it affects your guitar. The guitar sounds good and plays well and scratches that LP Junior, P90 itch. It's hard to complain at this price. I'm keeping mine. ;-)