Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar

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Epiphone’s number one selling model is more than just about the price!

The Epiphone Les Paul Special II is a great way to get started on guitar while getting the feel and tone of a Les Paul. Seasoned pros also love the Special II because it's a great-sounding workhorse of a guitar that allows them to leave their more expensive axes at home. In the Les Paul Special II you get, for a remarkably low price, an all-mahogany body, trademarked Les Paul body with a bolted-on "1960's SlimTaper Mahogany neck featuring a Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay. The Epiphone Les Paul Special II is voiced by a pair of hot open-coil Epiphone 700T and 650R Humbucker pickups, giving it massive, unmistakable Les Paul tone. The Special II is also equipped with the Epiphone LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, features responsible for the classic Les Paul sound and sustain.  Players of all levels will appreciate the straightforward electronics configuration of volume, tone and a heavy duty 3-way switch, with the exclusive no rotating heavy duty output jack. Case not included.

Features:

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1960s SlimTaper “D” Profile
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Nut Width: 1.68”
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Covered; 14:1 ratio
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone 650R Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone 700T Humbucker
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
  • Case: Not included

Order your Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
Series Les Paul
Model Les Paul Special II

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EpiphoneLes Paul Special II Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 38 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (32)
  • Good tone (29)
  • Good feel (28)
  • Solid electronics (23)
  • Good pick up (20)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (11)
  • Poor pick up (6)
  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (36)
  • Jamming (30)
  • School bands (17)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Recording (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (13)

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4.0

Can't beat this for the money!!!

By Old School Metalhead

from The former confederate south

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

    Great Bridge set up on this guitar and it stays in tune fairly well for this price. This is THE BEST choice for a BEGINNING guitarist. The action is very easy to adjust if need be. Limited lifetime warranty to boot! If you need a starter guitar look no further!!!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epiphone Les Paul Special II

    By Gage the Great

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Good Weight
    • Solid Electronics
    • Stays in tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is outstanding.
      I wanted to buy a guitar that was cheap, and sounded good to practice on, so I didn't break my stage guitar. I got the guitar, up at the store. I took it home, and played it. I soon found out. It's amazing! I almost wanna make it my stage guitar. It is a good size, light weight, sounds great, and is not to expensive!
      I would STRONGLY recommend this to anytime of player!

       
      4.0

      Nice beginner guitar

      By jarrto7

      from Lake Wylie, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up
      • VERY soft

      Best Uses

      • Beginner guitar
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      Everything about this guitar is awesome, but the sound, not so much.

      P.S. the amp cord that comes with this stinks! Had to buy a new one in the first week.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By Tony G

      from New York, NY

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      This was my second guitar ever, when i first bought this guitar i was amazed i bought this when i was playing for a year, i played about every single song to learn here and i even wrote my own songs, i used this for about 3 years

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEGINNER ALLEY

      By CJ

      from Nashville TN

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

        First things first this is an amazing guitar exspecially for a beginner. This was my first realy 6 string. I love it man i like my Telecaster that my uncle made and gave me better but thats a different story. This is a beginner's Les Paul. I hate seeing kids who barely even know how to play having a Gibson. When you learn you need an Epiphone. If you want a Les Paul get this. You're trying to learn and if you want to play this is good for show. Play it through a Peavey Vyper and you're in beginner's Paradise at home. The Humbuckers on it aren't that bad just ne sure to use them both every time you play or at least click them cause if you don't the one you wont use will go out for a second. But this is a fun guitar. If you get good enough you may end up gettin a guitar worth a few grand like me. But just have fun this IS a good guitar. You can play just about anything on this guitar like i do. Rock Metal Blues ETC that's how the Les Paul rolls fellows.

         
        3.0

        Not Bad..

        By Jay

        from Margate, Fl

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good for beginners
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Pick ups arent amazing

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

        This it a good starter guitar,it would be good first for someone looking to start playing. Personaly I dont like the rounded edge look where a Gibson or more expensive Epiphone is flat so to me it doesnt feel like a real Les Paul. overall its an ok guitar there is a little fret buzz and the pick ups arent amazing but its a good first.

         
        2.0

        Good Starter

        By ESP for Life

        from MD

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good for beginners

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

        This was my first guitar. I used it a lot and thought it was the best thing ever. When I got my ESP LTD FX-260, I found that this guitar is actually one of the worst on the market next to Squires. If you plan on keeping this, replace everything. The pickups are muddy, the tuners can't hold tune at all, and the sticky paint is really annoying. It's great to learn on, but make sure if you are already serious to get something a little better. The Epiphone SG silverburst is a nice guitar for most players.

         
        2.0

        good for start

        By kirks fannnnnn

        from miami .FL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

        this is good guitar if you are starting i bought one as my first guitar when i was like 11 it was awsome but then it started failing , i started felling a buzz on the top, then one knob fell down just like that.
        i used it like one year and i had to change it because it was always out of tune and all the other probs.

         
        5.0

        ita AMAZING

        By jimi

        from san diego, CA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

          it is great for beginers

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          LP Special II; a lot of axe for the $$

          By Blackdog

          from Richmond VA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

            LP Special II at [$] is a great value. It's a 2 humbucker guitar with single controls and a 3-way switch. The pickups are decent; not fine. But they are humbuckers with height adjustments and polepiece adjustments. A guy with basic knowledge can improve the tone easily buy 15-20%. Set the neck pickup bass side just below the pickup ring top edge and raise the treble side about 1/16". Bring up the bridge pickup bass side about 1/16" and lower or leave the treble side by about 1/16". Use your ear (or get a good player) to find the best sound for each pickup. After that, you can adjust the polepieces individually to strengthen or weaken the separate strings. A G or B string can usually take some raising to improve the tone. What you want is string to string balance... not one string that crushes the others.This guitar came set up very well and the nut is cut well. You can get the strings to 1/16" at fret 12 with no rattles if you adjust carefully. I believe light strings (.009-.043 approx.) may be better than .010-.046 that we are used to. Remember that the tailpiece can be raised a bit to allow the guitar to 'sing' more versus strong or more powerful tone. This set of pickups can do some of both and consider lightening the string set and the tailpiece height.It's a very good value, plays well, looks pretty good, smooth and positive tuners and the frets are well done and smooth. Indonesia-made and for the price, a great value. And most of my guitars are fairly high dollar (Bill Crook Tele, Gibson SJ150, Taylor 414CE, etc.). This is a cheap guitar to buy, but the finish and build are better than OK and it does sound good and play really well right off the rack.

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            Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar

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