Epiphone Les Paul Special II (Vintage Sunburst)Item ID: ENJRVSCH
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst Finish
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Special II - A Les Paul at an Amazing Price!A streamlined Epiphone Special at an amazing price! A little smaller and weighing less than many of the Les Paul axes you'll encounter, the Special II nonetheless delivers a fat and nasty tone thanks to its two open coil humbucker pickups. The Special ii features a mahogany body and neck, rosewood fretboard with a 1.68" nut width, chrome hardware, and volume/tone controls. This is the "go-to" guitar for those who want to learn on a Les Paul style quitar but don't want to break the bank.
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Bruce, North Canton, OH
Reviewsbased on 15 reviews
by Tom Harrison from ILNew 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.
May 23, 2013
Music Background: Novice
Working Man's Guitar
by Low E from WILike some other reviewers here I've been playing for decades. Along the way you learn to get past the glitter and hype and find gear that has has earned a reputation among musicians as a classic. Th... read more [+]e Epi LP Special II should be on anyone's greatest guitars of all time list. It's price puts it within reach for beginners. It's quality construction and sound have made it a favorite gig guitar for players of all levels. I can afford guitars that are much more expensive but can't justify it. Epiphone got it right including the simplicity of one volume and tone knob. Match this up with one of the very good amps on SweetWater in the $300 range and for under five bills you can have quality gig worthy equipment. Amazing! close [-]
March 30, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist
by Jerky from United StatesI'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 ba... read more [+]ng 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. close [-]
December 21, 2012
Music Background: ex-pro, recording/sound engineer.
by Ellis from AlabamaI wasn't expecting a whole lot for the tiny price tag. I just wanted a semi-decent guitar that I could practice on - and that would stay in tune.
May 22, 2012
Music Background: Guitar Player (off and on for 20+ years)
This guitar over-delivered big time.
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First of all it was set up perfectly right out of the box. No fret buzz, no sharp fret edges, the fit and finish were pretty much flawless. The sunburst is very attractive. The headstock, tuners, neck, frets, body, bridge, and hardware have a quality look and feel to them.
It stays in tune well, even after sessions of extreme bending. And the mahogany body provides a rich warm tone - even unplugged.
The neck is slim - it reminds me of an Epiphone SG. It is super easy to play and provides easy access to the upper frets.
The pickups are excellent for this price range - they provide good tones from clean to screaming.
Overall I would say that this has to be the best deal going. It's hard to believe that Epiphone can produce such quality for such a small price.
Sweetwater always goes above and beyond with customer service and equipment setups. close [-]
by Meredith Vick from United StatesFirstly, I own the left handed version of this guitar. But either way, the sound is phenomenal. I just love to play it. The strings that come on it are a bit thick, so you'll want to change them if yo... read more [+]u like thinner strings. Anyway, the sound quality is nice and clear, even on a crummy amp. I've owned it for three/four years now and it still works great! If you're looking for a cheaper guitar with that special Les Paul look, this is it. close [-]
February 19, 2012
Music Background: Five Year Player
Epiphone Les Paul Special II (Vintage Sunburst)
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