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The Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar gives you all the essential elements of a Les Paul at great price. Made with a mahogany body, bolt-on mahogany neck, smooth 22-fret rosewood fingerboar... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar gives you all the essential elements of a Les Paul at great price. 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. It features 700T/650R open-coil humbucking pickups that deliver long, singing sustain and true Les Paul tones.

Like all of Epiphone's electric guitars, it comes standard-equipped with 500K potentiometers for the master volume and master tone controls, plus Epiphone's heavy-duty 3-way pickup selector toggle switch and exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack. The LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.

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
    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 shape: SlimTaper D
    • Neck wood: Mahogany
    • Joint: Bolt-on
    • Scale length: 24.75"
    • Truss rod: Standard
    • Neck finish: Gloss
    • Material: Rosewood
    • Radius: 12"
    • Fret size: Medium
    • Number of frets: 22
    • Inlays: Dot
    • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
    • Configuration: HH
    • Neck: 650R
    • Middle: Not applicable
    • Bridge: 700T
    • Brand: Epiphone
    • Active or passive pickups: Passive
    • Series or parallel: Series
    • Piezo: No
    • Active EQ: No
    • Special electronics: None
    • Control layout: Master volume, tone
    • Pickup switch: 3-way
    • Coil tap or split: No
    • Kill switch: No
    • Bridge type: Fixed
    • Bridge design: Wraparound
    • Tailpiece: Not applicable
    • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
    • Color: Chrome
    • Number of strings: 6-string
    • Special features: Pickups
    • Case: Sold separately
    • Accessories: None
    • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLes Paul Special II Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 381 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (242)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (97)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Solid electronics (11)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)
  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Jamming (14)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(737 of 851 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Epiphone!

By Rockerman47

from New Jersey

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

I must say, this Epiphone Les Paul is a great buy! I actually bought mine a few years back and when I first saw the price and played it, I was stunned. When I got mine though I did get my neck adjusted alittle bit, nothing to major but its great!!! My friends ask how much I payed for this and they are shocked! I would say this guitar is for anyone! Everything else is great, the sound, the feel, oh man! FANTASTIC GUITAR! I dont think anyone will be sorry after buying this guitar =)

(348 of 379 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Starter guitar

By catinthehat

from Clarkfield, MN

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

This guitar is geared more towards beginners but dont let that fool you it can kick out some great tones. It feels good in hand and provides a variety of sounds. I also like the option of the different colors to choose from. It features two humbuckers and it will stay in tune for weeks. I strongly recommend this guitar.

(206 of 264 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Starter

By AnArKi

from Texas

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

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.

(193 of 232 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

this Guitar is a steal

By Devin Hanson

from Columbus , Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

i just bought this guitar and it is absolutely under priced. The only downfall it has is staying in tune, so, i spent $35 for grover machine heads and it sounds as good as a gibson. i payed $185 dollars in all and it plays and sounds just as good as its bigger brothers. Its a great deal. I have been playing guitar for 15 years and have never found a guitar so good for such a great price.

(167 of 192 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than I had hoped!

By Hoboboy

from Victor, New York

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

I picked up mu LP II 2 weeks ago and have become a recluse. It's tone, it's sustain and overall quality is all and more than I hoped for. All the folks that I know who play are amazed at the looks and quality of sound this little monster has.

(75 of 78 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

UNBELIEVABLE!

By Bryce

from Latah, Wa

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

This guitar is absolutely amazing! I've played Gibson Les Paul axes, Fender Telecasters, Gretch A42 guitars, just about everything. This is one of the best guitars I have played in a long time! Whether you're just starting out, or an experienced player, I recommend this guitar, with the utmost confidence!

(71 of 72 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By utg

from Daytona, FL

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about two months ago. It is nothing short of awesome. It plays great, feels great, and looks great for the price. Anyone can play it from beginners to experienced players. I've been playing for four years and am very happy with all it can do for what it costs. I'd recommend this guitar to anyone.

(54 of 57 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the money

By Nilay Sharan

from San Ramon, CA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

My situation was that I needed a new guitar to replace my broken Fender Strat. I was always a Gibson fan, but did not want to drain my money. So, I went for this guitar, a cheaper yet great version of the Les Paul. This guitar makes great music for a great price. For those who don't want to go all out moneywise, get this guitar. Good brand, good music, good look, and most importantly, good guitar.

(53 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Next step up

By Bridge Hanson

from Durham, NC

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

My father got me this guitar two Christmas' ago as a step up from my beginner Squier Stratocaster. For the price of the guitar, I might consider it a good choice for a first guitar. Compared to the five setting switch on my old strat, and the single tone knob, this guitar is easier for me to adjust the sound without feeling overwhelmed. The rhythm setting with the tone turned off has a great hollow sound that I love to play around with, and setting it to the treble pick-up, tone full on with distortion sounds great when playing lead. The shape of the guitar sits comfortably for a smaller guy like me, and the neck makes bends easy to pull off, but not to wear you're bending unintentionally. After a couple years, I notice the pick-ups are a little loose, but it's nothing a screwdriver can't solve. Other than that, I've never noticed anything wrong with the guitar. Great sound, great price, great buy: I would recommend for either a beginner guitar (I believe they have a starter set with this guitar as well) or a step up after the starter set.

(53 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value!

By Tim S.

from Williamsburg VA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

This guitar is an incredible instrument for the price. Tones that are just like its Gibson cousin (with the exception of having a little more high end punch because of the bolt on neck). Having been a guitar player who had fallen on hard times and forced to sell my axes, I was looking for a good inexpensive guitar. I ordered this one. When I got it, I was amazed. I have been playing for 26 years. I have played and owned a lot of guitars. This one is a keeper. The wine red finish is beautiful. The tones are great. A GREAT INSTRUMENT AND A GREAT VALUE!

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