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Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar Wine Red

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Epiphone's #1 selling model LP Special II is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar while getting the feel and tone of a Les Paul. Seasoned pros will also love the Special II because it's ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Epiphone's #1 selling model LP Special II is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar while getting the feel and tone of a Les Paul. Seasoned pros will 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.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Solid mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Shape: '60s SlimTaper D
  • Wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss polyester
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Standard
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 650R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 700T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: Not applicable
  • Active EQ: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Kill switch: Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Enclosed
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Not applicable
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLes Paul Special II Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing guitar for the value

I bought this guitar after playing it for about 30 minutes at my local Guitar Center. I couldn't believe how good it sounded. I bought it as soon as I was done playing....Read complete review

I bought this guitar after playing it for about 30 minutes at my local Guitar Center. I couldn't believe how good it sounded. I bought it as soon as I was done playing. I'm no beginner, nor am I an expert, but I play a lot and I have many other guitars. This one has now become my new go to for recording and playing live. The neck has amazing action. I can't tell any difference in playing from my strat to this, which is very nice. If anything, this plays smoother than my strat. If you are thinking about it, but still on the fence, just buy it, you won't regret it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

very poor materials and craftmanship muddy tone

Straight out of box I noticed part of the bridge was coming out of body. I always get a set up and up grade strings to a slightly beefier guage. After constant tuning...Read complete review

Straight out of box I noticed part of the bridge was coming out of body. I always get a set up and up grade strings to a slightly beefier guage. After constant tuning issues, adjusting pedal board for anything close to decent tone,no luck.just kinda forgot about it tired of no results for the amount of time spent just tuning and toning. Heres the reason I'm writing this review.... The neck showed sigs of being loose. Again needing to be shop bound.... well the screws were stripped and the wood had a slight split! BRAND NEW! LESS THAN 20 HRS PLAYING TIME! I hope i got a lemon and this is a not the norm

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(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar for the value

By John

from Waukesha WI

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Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar after playing it for about 30 minutes at my local Guitar Center. I couldn't believe how good it sounded. I bought it as soon as I was done playing. I'm no beginner, nor am I an expert, but I play a lot and I have many other guitars. This one has now become my new go to for recording and playing live. The neck has amazing action. I can't tell any difference in playing from my strat to this, which is very nice. If anything, this plays smoother than my strat. If you are thinking about it, but still on the fence, just buy it, you won't regret it.

(15 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar, Few Draw Backs

By Sean

from Huntersville, North Carolina

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

I would rate this guitar 5 stars, however there are only a few minor things that hold it back a little bit. The first is it's color and shape. It looks like and egg in my opinion. I bought a specific design because it does not look like the others but is. It isn't shown here and is hard to find on the internet. It has a deep blue edge (opposed to red as the most popular) with a lighter blue sunburst strip in the middle (instead of the yellow in the same design). If it weren't for this saving grace I'd rate it at 3 stars. The second is no pick guard. If it had one it would be improved greatly. But I understand why it doesn't because a pick guard would be more expensive and this is leaning to the beginner's side of the spectrum. Regardless, it would play the same with the pick guard. Third, and the biggest, is the amount of nobs and the lack of variety. There are only two nobs on the guitar: Volume and Tone. The Volume works perfectly. But contrary to other Les Pauls, there is only one Tone nob instead of four. It still works, I prefer to leave it at either 4 or 6, but there aren't as many options. This is where I find it hard whether to rate it 4 or 5 stars. It comes down to how advanced you are. I'm not a beginner, but I'm not an expert. My biggest flaw is I have very little knowledge of what the tone nobs actually do and I can't tell the difference. I like it because of the simplicity. Advanced players, in my own personal experience, can't play without the tone nobs being right. That paragraph was getting to long... For the third flaw, it depends. If you're advanced it is still an amazing guitar, it just lacks one thing. If you're starting out or are like me you'll be blown away by the quality of it. I'll end with a few things I liked very much about the guitar: The inlays are dots, the simplicity of the nobs, the ease of playing (and bending), clarity of Rhythm setting, volume nob, placement of Rhythm/Lead setting switch, pick ups aren't plated. Thanks for reading!

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epi LP Special ll

By ExGob

from Tennessee

Pros

  • Quality built
  • Superb finish

Cons

  • Spec List Error

Best Uses

  • ANY AND ALL

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

This is a great looking, quality made instrument, slick as a mole in it's wine red jacket. I wanted to give it a 5 rating but could not justify it because of an error on the specs sheet. The specs show the hardware as Nickel, which is what I wanted, but on arrival, I found it was Chrome. I e-mailed Gibson who confirmed that chrome is correct and nickel was a typo which will be corrected. So if you, like I, would rather have nickel on the Epi LP Special ll, be prepared to swap out the chrome parts with nickel (if you can find them).

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

excellent guitar quality

By Daweeso

from Fremont, Ca

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Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

this guitar has a good, full sounding tone but i think a few of the frets were built wrong because a few notes on the high e-string don't sound out correctly (easily fixable), other than that is an excellent guitar

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great starter guitar.

By Ravman

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar as my first guitar. I didn't want to be like others and buy a very expensive first guitar, only to never touch it again. But I've been playing this guitar every day now for over a year.

    It is a cheap guitar, you get what you pay for. I ended up replacing the entire electronics in this guitar, including the pickups. Sounds much better now.

    Plays great though. BUT.... the fret wires are beginning to wear out on mine. They need to be re-rounded (or whatever the terminology is).

    Great guitar for the beginner.

     
    3.0

    No

    By chris

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

    Finish is nice, electronics are sub standard, switch & vol knob are static filled , 1 tuner seems to have a gear mesh issue, frets are showing EXCESSIVE WEAR ? ? ? with not much playtime. My sons First Act is higher quality . Probably would not recomend unless you like wall hangers.

     
    1.0

    very poor materials and craftmanship muddy tone

    By ex LP lover

    from denver

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

        Straight out of box I noticed part of the bridge was coming out of body. I always get a set up and up grade strings to a slightly beefier guage. After constant tuning issues, adjusting pedal board for anything close to decent tone,no luck.just kinda forgot about it tired of no results for the amount of time spent just tuning and toning. Heres the reason I'm writing this review.... The neck showed sigs of being loose. Again needing to be shop bound.... well the screws were stripped and the wood had a slight split! BRAND NEW! LESS THAN 20 HRS PLAYING TIME! I hope i got a lemon and this is a not the norm

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent sound for a great Price.

        By Buddy2016

        from Hesperia

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

          Picking back up Jamming again and needed something to get back to playing guitar again with a great price and sound. Love the Wine color. Reminds me of my first guitar which was a 62 Melody Maker. I never should of sold it when I got Married.
          Neck is wider than the Strat copy I was playing. My larger hands loves the wider neck and the string action was good. Sounds Great with Pedal effects too. Plays like my Gibson LP Std and weights less around your neck.

           
          4.0

          Great guitar for a reasonable price.

          By MarineBiker

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Novice

          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:

            I'm just learning guitar and the Epiphone Les Paul Spec. ll seems to offer great value for the money.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Value

            By Leroy

            from DC Area

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar:

                Tuning machines hold the tone up and down very smooth. Looks great!

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