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Mahogany Les Paul body features Epiphone P90R and P90T Soap Bar pickups producing huge, FAT single coil tones, and an adjustable wrap-around bridge/tailpiece for maximum edge and sustain. Case sold se... Read More

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Mahogany Les Paul body features Epiphone P90R and P90T Soap Bar pickups producing huge, FAT single coil tones, and an adjustable wrap-around bridge/tailpiece for maximum edge and sustain. Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Wraparound
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLes Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (9), Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Sound with these P-90's and great feel all around,

I saw this being on sale during GC's Christmas TV ad and when I saw the price I just said, "Even I know that a No Brainier". So I was lucky...Read complete review

I saw this being on sale during GC's Christmas TV ad and when I saw the price I just said, "Even I know that a No Brainier". So I was lucky enough to even pick the color of my choice which was the old style Gibson TV Yellow finish. Needless to say it was right on the money as you can still see the grain of the mahogany wood body thru the nice satin finish. The neck on this is just comfortable as any other nice flat rosewood or ebony neck on any guitar brand. I believe that it's here where the Epiphone by Gibson gets a total thumbs up as I know the neck is bolted onto the body and yet it just feels like it's an actual set in neck just like the real Gibson model would be. The ease of use is just fab when you hear the hot sound or mellow sound or clean sound these 2 single coil P90 pickups can put out. The pickups alone are worth the price of what I paid for the entire guitar. Don't walk by these on your way into a store by thinking you have to spend more money an a certain other guitar. Sit down and play one of these and you'll be amazed that this isn't just some beginners guitar, especially if you are a seasoned player like myself. These are wicked nice and I am sure that the Epiphone Special II model that comes with a tuneomatic bridge and humbuckers are also nice. However I was looking for that certain gritty sound that I knew these P90's should have and in fact that they do. However it's still such a great guitar. Fear not the machine heads either as they really aren't bad at all as they still have a 14:1 gear ratio and work very smoothly for keeping this guitar in perfect tune or concert pitch. Great job to the people at the Epiphone plant in Nashville,TN for making sure that these guitars are quality checked before being sent out. I have many guitars in my collection that I've used over the decades of playing but this is without a doubt one of my most best purchases dollars for guitar that one could ever expect to get these days. Rock on good people !!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Why So Many Stars?

How this guitar got so many high rankings is incomprehensible. Personally, I have never played a guitar that was bad as this one. Looking at it in its shipping box, multiple paint defects...Read complete review

How this guitar got so many high rankings is incomprehensible. Personally, I have never played a guitar that was bad as this one. Looking at it in its shipping box, multiple paint defects were apparent. The one I chose was worn black and was not pleasing to look at, at least through my eyes. Out of the box, it just felt wrong; it did not feel natural in my hands. The frets were very high and not rounded. The P90 pickups were unacceptable; they are an important nsult to the P90 name, even sounding anemic through a Marshall stack. Bad guitar for a beginner as this guitar is not smooth and easy to play. The intonation was off and adjustment of the bridge is limited to screwing at the end posts only; individual strings could not be addressed. I could point out more reasons to not buy this guitar but way waste my time. Anyone who is confused enough to purchase this guitar, even at half price, is making a mistake. Maybe the high ratings come from fledgling guitarists who never played on a decent guitar. As the saying goes, "Peanut Butter goes great with lobster if you have never tasted fillet mignon."

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4.0

Great guitar, but not the color!

By John

from Boston, MA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

Bought this because of the color and base on the review of others. As others might have mentioned, these have fret buzz so you will have to adjust the guitar or paid someone to do so. The color that I bought is worn cherry. The picture showed bright red, but it's not. It's a very dull, darkish cherry red. Pictured seems to be taken with 1,000,000 lumens shining on it.

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2.0

Why So Many Stars?

By Dr. Mumbo

from NY < --> NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Cheap Price

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • A Peter Toensend Smash
  • Firewood

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

How this guitar got so many high rankings is incomprehensible. Personally, I have never played a guitar that was bad as this one. Looking at it in its shipping box, multiple paint defects were apparent. The one I chose was worn black and was not pleasing to look at, at least through my eyes. Out of the box, it just felt wrong; it did not feel natural in my hands. The frets were very high and not rounded. The P90 pickups were unacceptable; they are an important nsult to the P90 name, even sounding anemic through a Marshall stack. Bad guitar for a beginner as this guitar is not smooth and easy to play. The intonation was off and adjustment of the bridge is limited to screwing at the end posts only; individual strings could not be addressed. I could point out more reasons to not buy this guitar but way waste my time. Anyone who is confused enough to purchase this guitar, even at half price, is making a mistake. Maybe the high ratings come from fledgling guitarists who never played on a decent guitar. As the saying goes, "Peanut Butter goes great with lobster if you have never tasted fillet mignon."

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this again

By Kelvin H

from Grand Rapids

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

The toggle seems a little flimsy and could be a little stiffer to prevent short term wear and accidental switching

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4.0

Great Overall Guitar

By Cam

from Massachusetts

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Have to retune everyday

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

This is my second guitar. I have been playing for about 5 months and I started off with and Ibanez Gio. This guitar has a nice classic sound that you can play just about anything on. I love everything about it, but it looses it's tune in about a day or so of playing so you have to retune it a lot which becomes annoying. But it is overall a great guitar!

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4.0

Excellent guitar for the price

By Bob

from Fort Worth Texas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

    I own 25 plus electric guitars in many price ranges and this is an excellent buy.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Change the pick ups

    By Sally

    from Vallejo CA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

    I wasn`t too pleased with the pick ups but I recently changed them to EMG pick ups and it sounds way better.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By Jet

    from Fayetteville,NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

      Use to playing an acoustic guitar and occasionally playing an electric. This is the first electric guitar I have owned and it works excellent! Great sound! If you sit it down to rough it can knock it a little bit out of tune but it's not really to big an issue. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who is looking for a good practice guitar or a guitar to learn on and it is nicely priced.

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      5.0

      Excellent playability - great sound - terrific value

      By Get R

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

          Bought for my son, who has been playing for about four years and was ready to move on from his "starter" guitar. Could not be happier with the quality and the responsiveness - especially for the price. I have picked it up a time or two, and it is comparable to much more expensive guitars.

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great - for specific purposes

          By SJCollection

          from Ladera Ranch, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

          Not the greatest guitar ever built, obviously, but you know that you aren't scoring a telecaster at this price. I needed another electric to keep it in open g and for that, it totally does the job, except the pegs are a disaster. Probably for that reason alone, I wouldn't recommend it for beginners because it would constantly be out of tune

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth the money

          By Gay Noine

          from Towson, MD

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

            Sounds way better than it should. Holding it, it does feel kind of cheap, but I was pleasantly surprised when i plugged it into my amp. Definitely worth it for the price.

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