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Epiphone Les Paul SPECIAL-II Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst

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  • Basswood body
  • 700T Humbucker pickups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24.75 Scale
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Guitar Bridge System Tune-O-Matic Tune-O-Matic fixed Tune-O-Matic
Guitar Pickup Configuration humbucker humbucker humbucker humbucker
Body Material Mahogany Mahogany Mahogany Lam Alder/Maple
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Style: Guitar | Color: Vintage Sunburst | Configuration: No Game

Product Description

What's so special about the Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar? The super-low price for starters and that's not all. It gives you all the essential elements of a Les Paul. Made with a mahogany body, bolt-on mahogany neck, smooth 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, this baby is every bit as handsome as its uptown cousins. Features 700T/650R open-coil humbucking pickups that deliver long, singing sustain and true Les Paul tones. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Epiphone Les Paul Special II

A Les Paul at a Price Anyone Can Afford

Epiphone's number one selling model LP Special II is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar while getting the feel and tone of a Les Paul. Seasoned pros also love the Special II because it's a great-sounding workhorse of a guitar that allows them to leave their more expensive axes at home.

Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Trademarked Les Paul body with a bolt-on "1960's" SlimTaper mahogany neck. View larger

Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Voiced by a pair of hot open-coil humbucker pickups. View larger
Superior Materials and Design Makes a Superior Value

The Les Paul Special II's authentic LP power starts with an all-mahogany, trademarked Les Paul body with a bolt-on "1960's" SlimTaper mahogany neck featuring a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.

Famous Les Paul Tone

The Special II is voiced by a pair of hot open-coil Epiphone 700T and 650R humbucker pickups for that massive unmistakable Les Paul tone. Like all of Epiphone's electric guitars, the Special II comes standard-equipped with 500K potentiometers for the Master Volume and Master Tone controls, plus Epiphone's heavy-duty 3-way pickup selector toggle switch and exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack.

Epiphone Hardware
Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Features LockTone locking Tune-o-matic bridge. View larger

The Les Paul Special II also features Nickel hardware including the Epiphone LockTone locking Tune-o-matic bridge and StopBar tailpiece for amazing sustain and even more mind-blowing value. It comes in your choice of Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, and Vintage Sunburst color finishes and also in a special Wine Red version with black hardware. There is even a left-handed version in Heritage Cherry Sunburst or Vintage Sunburst finishes for southpaws.

About Epiphone

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.

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Les Paul Special II at a Glance
  • Great-sounding workhorse of a guitar for pros and beginners
  • 650R and 700T Epiphone Humbucker pickups
  • Nickel hardware
  • Covered machine heads
  • 1960s SlimTaper "D" profile
Epiphone Les Paul Special II

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Style:Guitar  |  Color:Vintage Sunburst  |  Configuration:No Game
Item Weight 10 pounds
Product Dimensions 45 x 17 x 7 inches
Shipping Weight 12.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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ASIN B0002CZUV0
Item model number ENJRVSCH1
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4.3 out of 5 stars 921 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,885 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#3 in Musical Instruments > Guitars > Electric Guitars > Solid Body
Date first available at Amazon.com July 30, 2004

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By APC Reviews TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 4, 2010
Style Name: GuitarConfiguration: No GameColor: Vintage Sunburst Verified Purchase
The Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar is a GREAT GUITAR for $169.00 (The average selling price at the time of this review). The pickups, tune-o-matic bridge and stop piece are the same ones used in Epiphone's more expensive guitars, and are similar to what's used in much more expensive Gibsons. Although the tone adjustments have been simplified to a toggle between the three pickup combinations and an overall tone control for both pickups, this is not as big a deal as many might make of it. Given the vast array of other things that influence electric guitar sound -- strings, amp choice and settings, effects pedals and so forth -- the guitar sounds great as is.

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.
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Style Name: Player PackConfiguration: No GameColor: Vintage Sunburst Verified Purchase
This guitar set is the PERFECT set up for the beginner. The guitar itself costs $169 on Amazon. This set comes with a small practice amp, cable to attach guitar to amp, nylon guitar strap, a few pics, a guitar tuner, and a gig bag, which by itself sells for $19. The great thing about this is it is specificlly aimed at the beginner, and comes with everything you need to start playing right away, without having to do homework and figure out the accessories you want/need when as a beginner you don't really know and aren't that interested in, you just want to start playing! Well not only is the guitar in this set a really good quality guitar, you get the periphery items that will definitely work for you as you're just starting out, that you will very much most likely upgrade after you figure out what you want. The amp is a really nice amp. It is small and louder than you'd imagine. It has bass and treble settings, a headphone out jack, and an input that you can plug a standard ipod headphone cable into so you can play your ipod out the amp speaker and "jam" along. The cable that attaches to the guitar and to the amp is about ten feet long, one end is right angled. The amp runs off regular US 120V power. The guitar is much more beautiful in person than you can tell from the picture. It is very well made. Mine had a couple of very very small cosmetic blemishes that are hardly noticible. The sound of the guitar is good as well. It does indeed sound different than my Fender Squire Stratocaster, but not in a bad way at all. It has a "warm" tone to it. It has some heft to it, but is not what I would consider "heavy.Read more ›
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Style Name: GuitarConfiguration: No GameColor: Ebony Verified Purchase
The Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar is a GREAT GUITAR for $169.00 (The average selling price at the time of this review). The pickups, tune-o-matic bridge and stop piece are the same ones used in Epiphone's more expensive guitars, and are similar to what's used in much more expensive Gibsons. Although the tone adjustments have been simplified to a toggle between the three pickup combinations and an overall tone control for both pickups, this is not as big a deal as many might make of it. Given the vast array of other things that influence electric guitar sound -- strings, amp choice and settings, effects pedals and so forth -- the guitar sounds great as is.

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.
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