An especially-affordable Les Paul, the Epiphone Les Paul Special II is a great guitar for new players -- or for veterans looking for a backup axe. With a pair of open-coil humbuckers, and a great-feeling bolt-on mahogany neck, this Epiphone is comfortable enough for experienced pros to pick up and play, and is also a great guitar to learn on. With each detail modeled after the Les Paul style, this Epiphone Les Paul Special II is a great way to commence rocking.
Classic Les Paul Looks and Humbucker Sound
The Epiphone Les Paul Special II is a great way to get the Les Paul sound for less. The Special II has got all the vital elements of the Les Paul guitar, including a pair of humbuckers (in this case, the open-coil 700T/650R set,) a mahogany neck, and the classically beautiful Les Paul body type. The Les Paul Special II has also got a Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, like other Les Pauls, so you get the stability of tone and tuning that you would expect from a more expensive model. This guitar's playability makes it a great choice for either a backup guitar or a beginner's first axe. Carrying on in the tradition set Gibson over 50 years ago, the Epiphone Les Paul Special II is a fine guitar.
The Les Paul for Less
The Gibson Les Paul is, quite simply, one of the most famous guitars ever associated with rock music. The list of players is staggering: Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa, Slash, Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Zakk Wylde, and countless others. Even if all you know about your musical future is that you wanna rock, the Les Paul is a fantastic way to do it. Of course, Gibson's guitars are beyond the price range of a great many musicians, and so their subsidiary Epiphone builds stripped-down versions of many Gibson classics. That's not to say that these are cheap knockoffs, though: Epiphone, having been part of the Gibson family since the '50s, has access to the original schematics of guitars like the Les Paul, and are well-acquainted with what makes them so excellent.
- Alder-maple laminate body
- Bolt-on mahogany neck
- Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
- Dual open-coil humbuckers with master volume and tone controls
- Chrome hardware
The Les Paul Special II is a great choice for budding players -- offering the beefy dual-humbucker tone that is the Les Paul's trademark at a price that anybody can afford.
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If you are looking for classic Les Paul looks and a humbucker sound, it is hard to go wrong with the incredibly affordable Epiphone Les Paul Special II. There really hasn't been a Les Paul deal like this in a long time. Features on the Epiphone Les Paul Special II include a Mahogany neck, a Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, volume and tone control, and chrome hardware.