Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar

This time-tested axe offers Les Paul looks and tone for a killer price. With dual open-coil humbuckers and a mahogany neck and body, it's a serious value!
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 read more 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.

Get an overview of the Les Paul Special II in this video from Epiphone:


Features:

- Alder-maple laminate body
- Bolt-on mahogany neck
- Indian Laurel 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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Pickups: 700T and 650R ceramic humbucker pickups

Hardware: Chrome

Scale: 24.75 in.

Nut Width: 1.68 in.

Neck Joint: Bolt

Neck Material: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Dot

Binding: None

Body Material: Mahogany
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 29 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI SPII VS
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Guitar

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 Indian Laurel fingerboard with dot inlays, volume and tone control, and chrome hardware.
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Submitted March 5, 2012 by Brad Watson in Wellsville, NY
"Great guitar for the money"
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I was hesitant to purchase a Les Paul that sold for under $200, but boy am I glad that I did. With the exception of needing a string upgrade (I put Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys on mine) and giving the tuners some time to break in, this is a fantastic guitar for the money. I have played primarily a Strat and an acoustic guitar for the last 25+ years, but decided to pick up an inexpensive Les Paul to spur my interests in playing guitar again (a Les Paul copy was the first guitar I ever owned as a kid). Since picking up this Epiphone Les Paul Special II, I have played every day since I received it. The wine red finish on it looks great with the black hardware, and the pickups are quite capable for an entry level guitar. Although I don't play out anymore, I would think that this guitar would work just fine for a gig as well as for practice and noodling around. If you want an actual Gibson Les Paul, keep saving your money, but if you want something with the Les Paul feel and sustain, and a very nice looking axe to boot, grab this Epiphone Les Paul and have fun with your new toy!
Musical Background:
Just jam at home these days. I used to play in bands as a teenager and in my early 20s.
Musical Style:
Classic rock, hard rock, metal
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