Epiphone Les Paul Special II (Ebony) Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 15 customer reviews
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May 23, 2013Music Background:
SatisfiedNew to guitar and this was a great product at the right price. Didn't want to over spend as I am a beginner and this was all I could ask for and more. Nicely put together and sounds great.
from United States
December 21, 2012Music Background:
ex-pro, recording/sound engineer.
GreatI've owned hundreds of guitar in over 40 years of playing, own around 60 at the moment. I got this guitar as a second so was really cheap, China made 2011 (even at the selling price new it's a real bang for the buck.) I was a guitar tech/repair guy so have experience with how guitars work. There were a few issue's which are easily fixed...The neck bolts where they screw into the neck were loose. To fix these the neck needs to be removed and the original holes need to be dowled and re-drilled, or an easy fix is to insert a few toothpicks with some white glue which I did and now have a tight neck joint. Tuners are cheap but work well enough. Now the good.....the neck is very well done, frets ends smooth and level with very good playability. Finish is very well done. Body wood appears to be basswood, not a bad thing, gives a focused midrange sound. Volume/tone pots are full sized Alpha pots, nice sweep through their range, switch seems solid enough. The bridge and stop-bar tailpiece are the tone-lock, works well and seems to give good sustain. Pickups are Ceramic 8, good clear midrange and highs with tight bass. A lot of cheap humbuckers are muddy but these are actually very good, not the most dynamic but at the price much better than most. I like the thin body, sits on your lap nicely, overall weight is good. I reach for this over my Gibson Les Paul's a lot, just easier on my back. The control layout is nice, one volume, one tone, simple and efficient. This would be a good beginner guitar, good playability and sound. Also would make a good worry free gigging instrument unless you are worried about the name on the headstock....and really your audience won't care unless there are some cork sniffers in the crowd. This is a good time for musicians when you can get good quality for this price...just get it setup properly and you will have a fine instrument.
June 4, 2012Music Background:
Guitarist for 14 years.
Best guitar you can buy for the moneyThis guitar has served me quite well on my travels around the world over the past several years. It is tough, and sounds great. An awesome value for beginners or as an inexpensive travel guitar.
December 23, 2011Music Background:
AwesomeThis is one awesome guitar for the price paid. The sound that the humbuckers put out is amazing and sweet as long as you have a good Amp.
If you want an excellent guitar without draining your income then this is the one to get.. You can't ask for any better at this price.
I was looking between this Epiphone and a Fender squier which I already have one and I am glad I bought this Epiphone because it sounds allot better then the squier I have.
from Fort Wayne In
March 30, 2011Music Background:
Great Guitar To have for time to comeThis guitar i have played for about two years and i has made good music with me and great tone...Also great to play on with its easy to handle neck for me and youll be attached to it after awile because this guitar is so good and is hard to beat in overall greatness
from Georgetown.TX Usa
April 28, 2007Music Background:
W.O.W.Ok i just got this second hand...i took it home...plugged it up and was jamming in like under 10 mins...If you wan't some instant(well almost)gratification get this baby....BLACK!!!
January 19, 2013Music Background:
Value priced gift for a grandchildItem is value priced as a gift for a grandchild. Salesman was very knowledgeable. I'm not a musician so I will not comment on the qualithy or playability of the item except to say that the grandchild loves his new guitar.
January 14, 2013
Awesome LP for the price!Great playability, nice action.
This is big bang for your $.
from Sarasota, FL
February 18, 2012Music Background:
Guitar player for 14 years. Primarily play hard rock and metal.
Best travel or beginner guitar around.If you're looking for your first electric guitar, or, in my case, an inexpensive guitar to accompany me during international travel, this is it. Durable, good sounding humbuckers, and a great price. I've had a much better experience with my Epiphone Special II than I did with my Squire Strat.
from longview North Carolina
August 22, 2011Music Background:
IN SEARCH OF THE ONE THIS MAYBE ITI have been searching for a guitar that feel's like a part of me after about 14 this maybe THE ONE. the hunt maybe over.
from Bowling Green, KY USA
August 9, 2010Music Background:
Les PaulA great knock off of the Waaaaaay to expensive Gibson Les Paul! I love this guitar and wont get another one for quite sometime!!! :)
from Canton, Ohio
April 6, 2009Music Background:
Guitarist, Pianoist, Synth-lover, Drummer, Recording, mainly student though
Great valueThis is THE best guitar for it's price. Nice sound, beautiful body, amazing right out of the box, and the tune-o-matic bridge lives up to it's name. The one thing that is dislike is that it doesn't have a pickguard, but it's still an AMAZING guitar.
from Papillion, NE
November 22, 2006Music Background:
great guitar for the priceI picked up one of these specials to see what I could get for this price. I played this guitar for an hour without it going out of tune. The action was low, the neck smooth sailing. If your on a budget, get this guitar. It will be awhile before you look for another.
June 7, 2012Music Background:
Mighty FineOut of the box the strings were too tight. I put some Fender Bullets (.010) on it.I lowered the bridge to get some proper flexibility.
This is an Epiphone.I don't care who says what,this thing will play.
If I want a clear sweet chord,there it is.If I want a nasty bite in my blues,there it is.
I still intend to get me a Strat,because they make their own particular sound.But,this Epi is holding me over just fine.
Sweetwater is an 'on their toes' kinda company.Real people who contact you and pay attention---shocking!!Ha-haaaa.
I found me a good guitar shop.
December 27, 2007Music Background:
lead guitarist in hard rock band.
goodi hav this guitar and about 2 years.its excellent for the price and a great addition to the collection,but im moving on to an sg tomoro.