Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar Black 

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An all-mahogany body with open-coil humbuckers and tune-o-matic bridge.

The Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar gives you all the essential elements of a Les Paul at great price. 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. It features 700T/650R open-coil humbucking pickups that deliver long, singing sustain and true Les Paul tones.

Like all of Epiphone's electric guitars, it 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. The LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.

Features

  • Classic Les Paul design
  • Resonant full-mahogany body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck for improved durability
  • Popular '60s SlimTaper D neck profile
  • Epiphone 700T/650R open-coil humbuckers

This is the perfect starter electric. Order today.

 

Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • 1960's SlimTaper D neck profile
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • Epiphone 700T/650R open-coil humbuckers
  • Nickel hardware
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Tone, volume, and 3-way pickup switch
  • Covered 14:1 ratio tuners
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EpiphoneLes Paul Special II Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 133 reviews)

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Dynamite at a bargain price.

Several people that I know have them, including my son and two guys in my band. They get used a lot recording in the studio. They have such a variety of sound, and...Read complete review

Several people that I know have them, including my son and two guys in my band. They get used a lot recording in the studio. They have such a variety of sound, and the best part is, they feel so "natural" in your hands while playing. I have several guitars including a 335, Rhoads, Warlock, vintage hollowbody, and a few more, but I end up grabbing the "Special" a lot.

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Its Alright

This Guitar is a pretty good one. But it is very uncomfortable. The Worst Thing about it is the pickups, they don't do well with high volume. They really screech n stuff....Read complete review

This Guitar is a pretty good one. But it is very uncomfortable. The Worst Thing about it is the pickups, they don't do well with high volume. They really screech n stuff. This guitar is really only good for practice. I think that if your looking for a good guitar at this price, check out the Ibanez GAX30 or 70.

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5.0

Guitar Ignorant

By CUZ

from Virginia

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Works Well With Rocksmith

Cons

  • Minor Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Learning how to play

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

Previously played (novice level) drums and bass. Seems to be a great 'learning how to play' guitar. Noted a little buzz in the frets, but could be my sausage fingers!

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

epiphone les paul special II

By Larry Baker

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

Best guitar I have ever had for the money...unbelievable sound and playability

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for any skill level

By hackensaw

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

This is a fantastic starter guitar! And I admit, it's the one that I pick up most of the time if I just want to knock a few ideas around. For a minimal investment you can have a guitar that will be with you for a long time. This is a stripped down model with very little that can go wrong....and it sounds great no matter what style of music you play.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

You may not find a better deal!

By Gilani

from Cairo

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

The best thing about this guitar is the price, it's playability is great, it came well set up (epiphone guitars usually come very good) the sound is nice, the pickups are hot, and it's really heavy! it does weight about 13 lbs, the pickup selector seems weak but works well... It stays in tune good enough for me. and it looks good... Overall: very nice

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great quality for the price.

By H.R.

from Washington, DC

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

First, let me say that I'm a Gibson owner (LP, SG, and Chet SST) and saw one of these in a pawn shop for $50.00. I decided to get it for something just to toy around with and was shockingly surprised. Playability was good, sustain was good, and it seems pretty well made. I'm not going to go as far and say "It's just as good as my Gibson," but it's not exactly on the opposite end of the spectrum. I would most certainly suggest this to anyone who's learning how to play or someone who enjoys playing and doesn't want to drop a lot of money into a guitar. I'll bet with a change in pick-ups this would be a close runner to a lower end LP.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar, amazing price

By Jonathan-Nc9a_

from Somewhere

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

My first guitar, I like it but it has its limits. It doesnt exactly sound good but if you change the pickups you might get a better sound. I would recommend getting it as your first guitar and if your a beginner. Dont think it sucks because i said its a beginner guitar. It packs the punch you need to get allot of tones. I used it live once on stage and it held together.. people dont usually take it on stage but i did with a mesa boogie 200w amp and WOW. So give it a try.

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4.0

Good Start

By T-UlFMA

from Winston-Salem, NC

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

My guitarist bought this guitar not too long ago and he loves it. I've played on it and I'm not the biggest fan of it but, I have seen worse. The guitar is kinda heavy and the stock pickups produce a lot of noise (I would highly recommend upgrading the pickups ASAP). But it plays fairly easy and, even though I despise bolt-on necks, the mahogany neck gives it that warm Gibson/Epiphone feel. Overall, if you're looking for a cheap Les Paul and either have some pickups sitting around or plan on buying some in the near future this is a good guitar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar. Great Sound. Great Price!!

By Dave-D-qqK

from Levittown, PA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

When I first got this guitar, I was amazed at how it felt and sounded for an entry level guitar. Even though it has a bolt on neck, it still has a lot of sustain and tone holding true to that famous Les Paul sound. The humbucker pickups put out great sound and do not make a lot of noise. And the pickup selector switch is positioned between the volume and tone knobs so you don't hit it if you strum the strings. That is always a nuisance to me with the Strat style guitars. After playing it for a while, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to buy another Les Paul with a set neck next. So, if you are a beginning musician or just need something to knock around with, I highly recommend buying the Epiphone Les Paul Special II. For all of the features and colors plus, the way it looks and sounds, you cannot buy a better guitar in this price range.

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4.0

Great Guitar

By Julian Velazquez

from Miami, Fl

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

I bought this about 2 yers ago, and it hasnt failed me to date, the price is just amazing! at fist i was afraid that the lightness of the guitar would affect the sound, but it doesnt, that goes to say its still an epihpone, but still a great guitar, the pick ups though simple, still give u a great clean sound and the guitar can stay in tune for weeks. Its extremley durrable ive drop it a few times, and it still looks new. This guitar can be used for just about any style. In my opinion , the guitar is a bit to simple for more expireinced players, but its perfect for begginers and intermidate players

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar, not so great sound

By Venky

from new windsor, NY

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

The epiphone special II is a great begginer guitar. The pickups, neck, bridge, are all great. The only things not good are the strings and the tuning machines that come with it. The strings are very stiff and the tuning machines become very loose and after a couple minutes, the guitar goes out of tune badly. I would reccomend replacing the strings and the machines.

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