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      Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar (430855)
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A great lookinging limited edtion with a flamed maple top and screaming pickups.

Since it's introduction almost 20 years ago, The Special-II has met the needs of countless musicians with its combination of Les Paul features, great tone and affordability. The Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar Made with a flamed maple top, mahogany body, bolt-on mahogany neck, smooth 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, this baby is every bit as handsome as its uptown cousins.

Providing the sizzle and snarl that you can only get from humbuckers is a 650R (neck) and 700T (bridge) pickup combo. You'll be amazed how these U.S.A. designed pickups with their high-output magnets add more highs with increased definition and no muddiness. Slightly over-wound, the hotter 700T bridge pickup is smooth but can give you a little extra scream or growl when you need it while never losing its rich combination of enhanced lows and crystal clear highs.


Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar Features:

  • Flamed maple top
    Mahogany body
    Bolt-on neck mahogany neck with slim taper profile
    22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
    700T/650R open-coil humbuckers
    Tone, volume, and 3-way pickup switch
    24-3/4" scale
    1-5/8" nut width
    Chrome hardware
    LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
    Limited lifetime warranty




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  • Great guitar!

    As reviewed by Eric Ward on 2/3/2014

    I still consider myself a beginner, and this is the first electric guitar I've ever purchased. I bought it to use with Rocksmith 2014 after the electronics on my Ibanez acoustic/electric quit working out of nowhere. I've got to say, this is a great beginner guitar (at least from what I can tell). It feels good, plays well, and looks amazing. The color of mine (transparent blue) is actually a little more teal/green than the picture, but it is still beautiful. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an inexpensive starter guitar that is still a good quality piece and won't let you down like a cheap knock-off brand.

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  • sweet deal

    As reviewed by mskitty1961 on 11/27/2010

    Great sounds for an even greater price. Was going to get the std. Special II, but the Plus top with the flamed maple--outta sight. I am strictly a hobbyist and have never had an electric but would highly recommend for any young players who may be wanting a guitar for christmas. Being a kid myself (nearly 49 1/2!) I did my homework, and for the dollar$ you'll get great looks, and twin double humbuckers with a warm,rich tone.Fingerboard was quite friendly,smooth neck. Hooked up to Fender practice amp with super sounds/results. At $149,Very well worth it.

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  • Humbucking good !!!

    As reviewed by Tim Morphy on 12/6/2010

    Wow, this is a great guitar for the money. I spent some time deciding on which guitar to buy and after a lot of research I bought the Plus top Limited edition Les Paul Special II and I'm glad I did. I purchased the guitar over Thanksgiving and they were sold out at the store so I had it shipped to my home and the minute I took it out of the packing I knew I had made the right decision. The finish on the guitar is really good and even though it's made in China the attention to detail is all there. The flamed maple top really makes this guitar stand out, much better than the regular finish. Epiphone evidently took the time to ensure that everything was manufactured in accordance with their specs and it doesn't disappoint. I'm an intermediate player and own a Fender and Yamaha acoustic and this guitar is a wonderful addition since it has it's own unique sound. The low E string doesn't buzz at all which is a welcome relief from my Fender which always has.. The guitar does not weigh as much as I thought it would, probably under 10 lbs and it's just a real comfortable size guitar. This is my first guitar with humbucking pickups and I noticed the difference right away. There is no buzz/hum and when you flip the switch over to treble or rhythm it produces a real sweet tone. Crank up your amp and it's a treat! The neck is easy to play and the guitar just feels right with no excess weight. Don't let the price steer you away from this one as it's worth every penny. Buy it and enjoy!!

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