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What's so special about the Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar? The super-low price for starters and that's not all. It gives you all the essential elements of a Les Paul. Made with a mahoga... Read More

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What's so special about the Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar? The super-low price for starters and that's not all. It gives you all the essential elements of a Les Paul. Made with a mahogany body, bolt-on mahogany neck, smooth 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, this baby is every bit as handsome as its uptown cousins. Features 700T/650R open-coil humbucking pickups that deliver long, singing sustain and true Les Paul tones. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on neck mahogany neck
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 700T/650R open-coil humbuckers
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and easier string changing
  • Tone, volume, and 3-way pickup switch
Specifications
  • Mahogany body
    Bolt-on mahogany neck
    1960's SlimTaper D neck profile
    22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
    24-3/4" scale
    1-5/8" nut width
    Epiphone 700T/650R open-coil humbuckers
    Nickel hardware
    LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
    Tone, volume, and 3-way pickup switch
    Covered 14:1 ratio tuners
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EpiphoneLes Paul Special II Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 349 reviews)

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    (92)

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    (19)

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    (7)

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Good Starter

I've had my Epiphone Les Paul Special II for about 8 weeks now, and man its nice. The pics don't even come close to show you nice this guitar is. I have the...Read complete review

I've had my Epiphone Les Paul Special II for about 8 weeks now, and man its nice. The pics don't even come close to show you nice this guitar is. I have the Heritage Cherry Sunburst, The pick ups are not all that, but i added some emg's and man the sound is great!! With a little work on the neck (The strings buzz sometimes) and pick ups( I use zakk wylde emg set, with an Marshall mg30dfx amp and MXR ZW-44 Wylde Overdrive Pedal). You can't find a better guitar for the money, this is by far the best starter out there in my book.

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Average Guitar

The Epiphone les paul special 2 is a average guitar for a low price there are some problems with it staying in tune and after the first couple of months you will see that the...Read complete review

The Epiphone les paul special 2 is a average guitar for a low price there are some problems with it staying in tune and after the first couple of months you will see that the toggle switch will begin to stop working but there are some good things i have to say. First of all it looks simular to the gibson les paul and is only about 160$. If you are a experienced guitar player this is a decent back up and is also but a good starter guitar but i would recomend the epiphone les paul jr.

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5.0

AWESOME GUITAR

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from Kalamazoo, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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:

    This guitar is a great guitar for all guitar players. It has that nice Les Paul rock sound and its great for jamming, concerts, practice, recording and more!! I would recommend this guitar for all people who want a Les Paul, but who don't have lots of money!!

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    4.0

    Great for starting out and progressing.

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    from Alabama

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      Great value for a good starter.

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      4.0

      Great Begginner Guitar, Although Have a Repairman Nearby

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      from Montreal, QC

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      Pros

      • Awesome look
      • Flexible settings
      • Good For Begginners
      • Great price
      • Great sound

      Cons

      • Heavier Side
      • Neck Pops Out

      Best Uses

      • Metal
      • Rock

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      I use this guitar mostly to practice and play around on, but I would definitely bring it onstage. It has a great sound, it's a beautiful guitar, you can play around with the sound settings and its all around comfortable to play. The only downsides I found of it were that it's a little heavy, and the bolt-neck pops out at the slightest fall. I had to have new holes drilled because the old ones were stripped. Since then, it play awesomely. Haven't had a problem since. Definitely would recommend this product.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Beginner

      By 

      from Pittsburgh PA

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      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      I have been playing for about 2 years and this was my first guitar. This guitar is amazing. It has a very nice neck shape, build and feel, it stays in tune and the action is perfect. I never had to change one thing about the guitar except for the strings. I think D'Addario 10s sound great on this guitar. It has a very powerful crunchy sound on my Raven amp,and it sounds beautiful clean.Every single person whoever played my guitar has complimented the sound and feel. It sounds better than the fenders, other Epiphones and Gibsons I've played! Its a great deal for a great price. Buy it and be blown away!

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      5.0

      Great Guitar!

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      from Chippewa Falls, WI

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      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      Really good! I'm a beginner and this guitar is a major upgrade from the Ibanez I had. It just feels so nice to play! I would recommend this guitar for beginners like me to get a great guitar for a cheap price, and then upgrade to pricier models later in your guitar playing career.

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      3.0

      Make plans for your next guitar.

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      from Alabama

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      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      Over the short course of 2 years after having this guitar I have noticed a lot of things considering how it sounds and how it holds up. To start off I would like to say the guitar does come out with a good and powerful sound, good for heavier music if you put it into drop D, while it can still play some regular rock with standard tuning. Following this though, you would want to get a guy that can fix guitars because this guitar has repeatedly for me had the neck of the guitar start falling off, while the input jack would fall inside of the guitar. Another bad thing about this guitar is that it is really easy to scrape it up, a slight hit in a doorway without a case and it's chipped (I know this from experience :( ). Although, a good thing about the guitar is the flexibility it has. This guitar is well rounded and can play almost any genre that you want it to play. I have played anything from heavy metal all the way to jazz and funk. This guitar surely will be a memorable guitar for me and for any player that picks it up. Just be ready to move onto your next guitar soon for with improper care it may fall apart soon.

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      (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      blows

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      from wentzville missouri

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      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is terrible. the input jack unscrews every time i play it. The tuning machines get loose and fall off. the rhythm and lead switch stops working. the strap pins also fall off over time, i have broken my toe due to that. DO NOT BUY THIS GUITAR EVEN IF YOUR A BEGINNER!!!

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      5.0

      Durable and Great Sound

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      from Irvine, CA

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      My first guitar and I've had it now for a little over 10 years. It's taken a real beating but still manages to sound very good. Great beginner guitar and does produce a great sound.

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      4.0

      Great value 4.5 stars

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      from San Diego

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      Picked this up on Sale at GC. Got an extra 10% off so was happy with price. Nowadays, even "cheap" guitars are decent. Was very surprised and the quality, fit and finish, electronics, the volume, tone and toggle switch have a feeling of quality. this will be my everyday guitar until I can shell out $2500 for the Gibson{ and I get better} Get this guitar and you won't be disappointed.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Electric Guitar

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      from Arlington Texas

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

      This is a great electric guitar! This past weekend I went to the Guitar center in Arlington Texas, and was looking for an electric guitar. the guy told me find the best for me and then find the best in my budget. I played this Guitar 3 times and I was Sold. This Guitar is easy to play is smooth and it sounds great!

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