Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar, Ebony

by Guitar Reviewer

  • Basswood body
  • 700T Humbucker pickups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24.75 scale

Product Description
Our number one selling model is more than just about the price. The Epiphone Special II is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar with real, Les Paul tone, but seasoned pros love the Special II because it’s a great-sounding, workhorse guitar that lets them leave their more expensive axes at home. The authentic LP power starts with all-Mahogany construction with a Rosewood fingerboard and is voiced by a pair of hot open-coil 700T and 650R Humbucker pic… More >>

Price: $169.00
Rating: 4.5 (10 reviews)

Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar, Ebony

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Tina R. Clark February 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm

The Black guitar looks wonderful. I kept the poster on my wall and marked it. But The

strings sounded softly and it was out tuned (duh). I accidentally Broke a string

which i wounded up too much with the head and broke another trying to replace (even with reading the instructions).So since that didn’t work I will have to go to the music store and get a new string (E-1). I will have to get my Dad to do it this time.

The style is really good. It shows that it is very pricey and That I saved up allot. I had 2 other reasons, Let a friend come and play and play bye Myself with sweet sound but not without a missing string.

UPS just laid it there at the door so you don’t really have to sign up.

Or maybe????
Rating: 3 / 5

Shann Yu February 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm

awesome practice guitar, but i’ve also played a few shows with this one. the moment i got it, i was first off surprised by the size of the frets. the frets themselves seemed a little smaller than normal, so if you have pretty huge hands, don’t bother with this one.

the onboard pickups are pretty baseline, as you can see from the price. they are certainly not stellar, but they aren’t as bad as you’d expect. a friend told me about how the guitar itself does not really matter, it’s the effects. i didn’t really believe him until i got this one and got it hooked up. i guess it’s safe to say that so long as you have enough effects, you can make the special ii sound as good as the juggernauts of the guitar scene.
Rating: 4 / 5

janjosh February 22, 2010 at 12:21 am

This is a professionally crafted and really sounded great, i just feel dismayed that the original string on the 6th was already broken… other than that this sound great and ready to rock right out the box.
Rating: 4 / 5

crazyTERMINATR February 22, 2010 at 1:11 am

I wanted to start playing guitar with no previous experience so i went to guitar center where i live and strolled around looking for an inexpensive guitar that was not “cheap”. This guitar caught my eye, it is perfect for a beginner or anyone who wants a les paul on a budget, like me. I bought mine used for $80 and it was red but i figured that this price could not be beat and for a starter what does the color matter it doesnt make it sound ant different. Anyway if anyone is starting to play guitar BUY THIS ONE and i also recommend the Spider line 6 amp to go with. I enjoy metallica and it sounds great for the stuff ive played so far.
Rating: 5 / 5

B. Miller February 22, 2010 at 1:32 am

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar, Black

I bought this guitar as a Christmas present to myself, and I’m very pleased with it. I use a Digitech SP50 modeling pedal and this guitar works perfectly with it.

It’s solid but not a backbreaker like other Les Paul models, but still delivers a great consistent quality sound.

I have no trouble keeping it in tune, though I did put new Super Slinky strings on it as soon as I got it.

I play in a church worship band every Tuesday and Friday and this guitar has turned a lot of heads both in the band and the audience. Many people have noted it’s great sound and sleek looks.

I’m 100% satisfied. Great job Epiphone!
Rating: 5 / 5

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