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Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Package, Vintage Sunburst
- Epiphone's Les Paul Player Pack has everything you need to start playing guitar right away
- It includes a genuine Les Paul Special-II LTD guitar featuring two classic hum bucker pickups and a 10-watt Electra guitar amp with a 10ft guitar cable.
- Epiphone also includes a clip-on headstock chromatic tuner, a guitar strap, medium picks, and an easy-to-carry gig bag.
- And best of all for new players, the Les Paul Player Pack comes with free downloadable guitar lessons from media.
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|Body Material Type||solid-wood||Mahogany||Alder||Poplar||Mahogany||Mahogany|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood|
|Guitar Bridge System||Stop Tail||Tune-O-Matic||Tremelo||Stop Tail||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||humbucker||humbucker||single-coil||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker|
|Item Dimensions||18.9 x 41 x 5.9 in||17 x 45 x 7 in||7.5 x 42 x 21 in||18 x 44 x 8 in||18 x 44 x 8 in||17 x 45 x 7 in|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||Mahogany||Maple||Maple||Mahogany||Mahogany|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack
From the Manufacturer
Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack
Everything You Need to Get You Playing Live
Epiphone's Les Paul Player Pack has everything you need to take on guitar in a serious way, including a genuine Les Paul Special-II LTD electric guitar featuring two classic humbucker pickups and a full-on 10-watt Epiphone Electar guitar amp.
Epiphone also includes:
- Guitar cable
- Clip-on headstock chromatic tuner
- Epiphone guitar strap
- Medium picks
- Easy-to-carry gig bag
- And best of all for new players, the Les Paul Performance Pack comes with free downloadable guitar lessons from eMedia
eMedia's introductory guitar lessons offer easy instructional videos covering rock, blues, folk, country, hard rock, metal, and everything in-between
For 140 years, Epiphone has been a leader in creating innovative guitar designs and crafting fine instruments that anyone can afford. You've always wanted to play guitar--and now Epiphone has made it easy. Make your own history today with the Les Paul Player Pack.
Includes a Les Paul Special-II LTD
The Les Paul Special-II LTD is renown for its monstrous tone thanks to two open-coil humbuckers and a solid wood body with the classic Les Paul Special profile. Together, they produce that one-of-a-kind Les Paul roar. Unlike single coil pickups that are sensitive to interference from all other electrical sources, Epiphone humbucker pickups "buck the hum," giving you buzz-free tone that can go from clean to overdrive without the extra noise.
The Les Paul Special-II LTD's solid bolt-on hard maple neck has a classic rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. The iconic Epiphone "clipped dovewing" headstock features precision 14:1 ratio machine heads and the iconic signature of the man himself, Les Paul. Only real Les Pauls have Les' classic signature on the headstock. Accept no substitutes. The Les Paul Special-II LTD comes in two classic color finishes, Ebony and Vintage Sunburst.
Includes an Epiphone Electar 10-Watt Amp
The Les Paul Player Pack also includes a portable Epiphone Electar 10-watt amp with a 6" speaker. Low watt guitar amps are popular for beginners and pros alike for their 'just right,' easy-to-get tone that sounds full and strong even at low volume. The Electar features a classic open-back cabinet, simple controls for master volume, treble, and bass, an auxiliary input for piping in practice music, and a headphone jack so you can rock out without waking your neighbors.
The Electar features an innovative combination clean/overdrive button so you can play a wide range of tones and styles on one guitar. Use the Les Paul Special-II LTD's master volume and tone controls in combination with the Electar's clean/overdrive button, and you'll be playing all your favorite rock, blues, metal, and hard rock riffs in no time.
Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
The Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack includes a clip-on headstock Epiphone chromatic tuner, making it easy to make fine tuning adjustments on stage or in the studio. The Epiphone chromatic tuner is fully adjustable and features an easy to read display.
eMedia Guitar Lesson Software
And for new players, eMedia's introductory guitar lessons offer easy instructional videos that expand to full-screen. The eMedia software includes powerful, new interactive feedback on melodies and a full complement of helpful tools such as the new Note Tracker and Finger Tracker, which show you what you're playing in staff notation and also on an animated fretboard. This amazing technology tracks your progress through the song as you play. Songs and exercises can be heard either as live recorded audio or as MIDI tracks that you can slow down or speed up. And, eMedia guitar lessons can be upgraded and are available in English, French, Spanish and German.
Les Paul Player Pack at a Glance
- LP special-II with strap, medium picks and gigbag
- Electar 10-watt amp with 6" speaker and guitar cable
- Clip-on headstock chromatic tuner
- Free on-line lessons from eMedia
Epiphone is one of American's oldest and most revered instrument makers and since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music. The name evokes both history and the spirit of invention. Epiphone has been an audible presence in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s. From swing-era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, R&B, and early rock n' roll. From the "British Invasion" to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash. And now, in the 21st century, new Epiphone technical breakthroughs such as the ProBucker pickup, series parallel switching, built-in KillSwitch pots, the Shadow NanoFlex and NanoMag pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic preamp have brought the historic name to a new generation.
Top Customer Reviews
So why order this set for $30 more than just the guitar? Well, as a beginner you don't really know what you want yet. It's better to start out with decent, cheaper items and go up from there. Here you have a base to build upon. Since purchasing this set, I've upgraded the case to a hard case for travel, bought some new pics, and bought a Snark tuner,(<$15) and bought a nicer, stylish and more comfortable guitar strap. So for $30, I figured out what works and what doesn't. The amp and cable and guitar are great, and in no way are needing upgrades for the beginner. The bag, guitar strap, and tuner work, and are fine, but I quickly grew out of them. All in all, this is very much worth $199!!!
-As a side note for any future players interested in self paced guitar instruction, the set I chose after hours of research and is VERY highly reguarded as being excellent for beginners, is called "Learn and Master Guitar." by Gibson. They have a website and the more complete set which I got is right around $200. They also have it here on Amazon, but I'm not sure if you get all the extra "bonus dics." Anyway, the instruction is terrific and I never thought I'd be able to play guitar!
-As far as the included online instruction that is included with this set, I never used it so I can't comment on that.
Have a great time learning guitar!! :-)
****-UPDATE-**** July 29, 2014
Well, since purchasing this as my first guitar, I've since bought a few other guitars, most recently a Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO, $499. Well, build wise, the Plustop PRO is much fancier and stylish, heavier, and just way nicer to look at. Aesthetically terrific. HOWEVER, even tho the Plustop PRO has different pickups, different tone selectors, has a glued on neck, better workmanship, quite honestly the sound of this budget Epiphone LP guitar is really not worth the extra $330. For the looks, yes, but actual SOUND, not too much of a discernible difference. I wish it were a huge difference in sound, but in all reality, not so much. I get a few more sounds from the Plustop due to the coil tapping feature and the slightly better pickups, but, again, not a crazy noticeable difference. I notice after messing around for a bit with the Plustop, I grab this one,(its WAY lighter) and rip on it. Just as easy to play. I contend this Epiphone is still a GREAT buy! Also, if you want a little bit more fancier looking guitar, the next step up from this one is the Epiphone LP-100,($249), which has a some better color options and also has second set of tone and volume knobs, and is a bit beefier physically than this model. The pickups however are EXACTLY the same, so most likely you'll get the same sound as this one. So spending the extra $80 may be worth it to you if you want a bit better looking guitar.
***UPDATE FEB.2015*** Well, I've since progressed quite a bit in my playing, and I've acquired many more guitars. This one has now been assigned duty as my primary Slide Guitar, as I use an open tuning on it. So, if you're thinking about buying this and wondering about progressing, you can still find a use for it! Still sounds great, and I think this is one outstanding purchase for a first guitar!
*********UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015***********
I recently took a break from playin' the blues and picked up my AC/DC guitar play along book. "Dirty Deeds" looked fairly "easy" to learn the first few measures, so I went about trying to get the sound of Angus Young on my Fender Stratocaster and Mustang III amp. I just could NOT get that thick, whole, bass'y sound I was looking for, no matter how much I messed about with the knobs. This Epiphone Les Paul Special II, my first 'baby', was sitting right in my closet, and I remembered how nice and full she sounded, so I plugged her in and found a good setting on my amp and bingo, PERFECT MATCH!! This guitar, while kinda plain looking, produces a really full, thick sound. Great guitar. Still!
The finish and general fit and balance of the guitar are great. There was a time when budget guitars screamed cheap and were quite obviously low class in a lot of areas. Those days are past with the Epiphone LP Special II.
All that said, there a few things to remember.
* The guitar comes with very light bendy strings. This is probably due to market data that tells Epiphone that the bulk of buyers for this guitar are teen Guitar Heros who think that string bending every note is an essential aspect of shredding and wailing. If you plan to put heavier strings on the guitar (like 12-51s for example) for jazz or other styles of music then you will probably need a truss rod adjustment to compensate for the added tension. If you don't know how to do this, ask someone who does. You can ruin a guitar, permanently, by being too aggressive with a truss rod adjustment.
* The guitar has a mahogany neck, but a basswood body. Do not let anyone tell you this is a bad thing. Basswood is a completely acceptable wood for musical instruments. It is not worse or better than mahogany or maple. It is just different. Once again, the differences involved will probably be irrelevant when added into all the other things that players do with amps, strings and pedals to create tone and sound from an electric guitar.
* Epiphone has more than one factory making these guitars. One is in China, the other in is Indonesia. The guitars made by each are very close in every detail, but not exactly, perfectly the same.
* The Chinese examples of the sunburst model that I have seen have a slightly golden-orange tone to the sunburst pattern, more like the traditional sunburst color in American guitars. The Indonesian examples I have seen have a much more over all orange look. Basswood does not have a lot of visible grain. The example guitar shown in the official Epiphone product photos, the photos you see on most web sites like Amazon and Musician's Friend and so forth, are probably a little optimistic when it comes to visible grain and the golden hued quality of the sunburst finish.
* The Chinese examples I have seen tend to weigh more. One Indonesian model I saw weighed a full pound and half less than the Chinese model right next to it. There is not, unfortunately, any way to tell from the box or from the barcode or SKU number on the box what factory a given example inisde the box came from. The system will deal out whatever is in stock at the moment.
The world is full of guys who will zero in on all the details they find inferior about this guitar by noting the rather obvious fact that this is not a Gibson Les Paul Standard costing $3,000.00. There are some people who will complain that this guitar has a bolt on neck. True, the set necks of the more expensive Epiphones and Gibsons are nicer. But, considering the fact that every Fender Stratocaster ever made had a bolt on neck, is this really a big deal? Would Jimi Hendrix have played "Purple Haze" better if his Strat had a set in neck? Probably not.
The guitar this model is probably closest to, in spirit and purpose, is not the Gibson Les Pauls but, rather, to the old Gibson Melody Maker guitars from the 60s. That said, this is a hell of lot more guitar for the money than any Melody Maker ever was, and adjusted for inflation, relative to what a Melody Maker would have cost you in 1968, for example, it is almost like Epiphone paying you to play it.
People listen to music, not guitars. Music is made by players, not by pickups and electronics. If you're on a budget, this is an outstanding choice. If you're not on a budget, it's still a very good basic instrument. RECOMMENDED.
Update:11-12-15. I discovered another crack in the vicinity off one of the screws that holds the neck on. I sent several pictures to Gibson Products/Epiphone a few days ago but have yet to receive a reply. It seems to be a pretty good guitar but I expected it to not be cracked. Guitar was made in China. Photos attached.