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Luscious looks, powerful Paul tone, perfect price.

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.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on neck mahogany neck
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 700T/650R open-coil humbuckers
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and easier string changing
  • Tone, volume, and 3-way pickup switch

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
 
4.7

(based on 135 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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2.0

Required a lot of TLC to sound right

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from Ann Arbor, MI

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    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

    I'm not sure how this is a novice friendly guitar. Many hours of work was required in order to get it to sound right.

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    1.0

    Beware of Restocks

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    from Texas

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      i bought this guitar as a restock thinking that maybe it had a scratch or paint flaw but when i recieved there was one small scratch noted with a piece of tape which was ok to me but after looking over the guitar there was a chunk of wood missing and cracked neck. i notified customer service and they said there was no guarantee of condition but asked for pictures so i sent them but they did nothing and never replied back. Sorry customer service department if you ask me

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      5.0

      Guitar Ignorant

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      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

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      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

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      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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      4.0

      You may not find a better deal!

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      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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      4.0

      Great quality for the price.

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      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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      4.0

      Good guitar, amazing price

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      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

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      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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      5.0

      Great Guitar. Great Sound. Great Price!!

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      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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