Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar Worn TV Yellow 886830986116

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This is a limited edition version of Epiphone's number one selling model available with a choice of "worn" finishes. The Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-I is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar... Read More

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Overview

This is a limited edition version of Epiphone's number one selling model available with a choice of "worn" finishes. The Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-I is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar with real Les Paul tone and feel. But seasoned pros love the Special-I also because it's a great-sounding, workhorse guitar that lets them leave their more expensive axes at home.

The authentic LP power starts with an basswood, trademarked Les Paul body with a bolted-on "1960's" SlimTaper„¢ mahogany neck featuring a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. The Special-I is voiced by a pair of hot open-coil Epiphone 700T and 650R humbucker pickups, giving it massive, unmistakable Les Paul tone. 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. This value-champ also now features nickel hardware including an intonated, one-piece wraparound bridge-stopbar.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 21 frets
  • D-shaped profile
  • Epiphone 700T bridge humbucker
  • Epiphone 650R neck humbucker
  • Master volume, master volume controls
  • 3-way pickup toggle switch
  • Nickel hardware
  • Intonated, one-piece wraparound bridge-stopbar
  • Coverered, 14:1 diecast tuners
  • Polyurethane finish
Specifications
  • 24-3/4" scale
    1-11/16 nut width
    12" fretboard radius
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (54)
  • Good feel (51)
  • Good tone (41)
  • Good pick up (34)
  • Solid electronics (25)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (8)
  • Flat sound (5)
  • Poor pick up (5)
  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (56)
  • Jamming (43)
  • Small venues (27)
  • Recording (19)
  • School bands (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (33), Novice (25), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Playing, Great Sounding for any price

I seriously love this guitar. While I've owned guitars costing 10 times as much as I paid for the LP Special I P90, none of them sounded better or played better.
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I seriously love this guitar. While I've owned guitars costing 10 times as much as I paid for the LP Special I P90, none of them sounded better or played better.

While the electronics, tuners, and other hardware are nothing special, I've had no issues with any of it. After a setup by the tech at GC, the action is nice and there's no fret buzz. It stays in tune well enough, and it sounds like a dream.

The P90 pickups have that special flavor you just can duplicate elsewhere. Unless your're a shredder, you'll love this little guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware the bridge

I purchased this at my local GC as my first foray into electric guitar, looking for a lower cost option since I didn't know the level of commitment I'd maintain. The overall set up...Read complete review

I purchased this at my local GC as my first foray into electric guitar, looking for a lower cost option since I didn't know the level of commitment I'd maintain. The overall set up out of the box was very playable, complete novices have plenty of tones to explore though the neck/rhythm pick up is a bit flat and muddy sounding. After pouring close to 100 hours of play time and a new set of strings into the guitar, a few things really started to become bothersome:

- The intonated bridge is, well, awful.
- Stock tuning machine heads are frustrating and won't keep the guitar in tune for more than a few songs.
- Again, that frigging bridge...

I learned a lot of things from this guitar about what I wanted/needed to make for an enjoyable playing experience. If you have the $50 or so extra get the Special II for the Tune-o-Matic bridge, it'll save you a lot of frustration.

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3.0

I might buy this guitar again if they improved it a little

By RandomGuitarist

from Chicago IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • I have to retune it every time i want to play it

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

I use this guitar to play thing such as Green Day and write originals overall i like the guitar but it does not stay tuned for very long.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great deal

By Kent

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

Like it sounds great

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Choice For A Mid-Range Priced Guitar

By kellyhutch

from Knoxville, TN

About Me Novice

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 Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

    We got this for my daughter for her birthday. We also got her guitar lessons. I feel this is a perfect guitar for a first time player through the novice player. It is well made, sounds great and looks great too!

     
    5.0

    Pretty sweet!

    By Tim

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

    Super lightweight and fun too play. Action needs little tweaking though.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid guitar for the price!!!!

    By Ma3strodz

    from Ozone Park, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

      The Guitar is great, I think it is one of the best for the money and also for begginers.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful in cherry

      By Evan

      from Georgia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

          Plays well. The build can't be what you'd expect from an $800 guitar but it's nice enough for a beginner like myself. Lighter than other builds I've handled, but makes no difference to me.

           
          5.0

          Best hundred bucks i ever spent.

          By Big Al

          from Iowa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

            I was especially pleased with the great action with minimal buzz.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I have this guitar in yellow and it is awesome. Plays easy!

            By T-Bone

            from Ca

            About Me Experienced

            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 Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

              Guitar plays awesome, easy to play, nice set up, nice feel and great sound. I would recommend this guitar to anyone. Have it in Yellow. Nice addition to my collection.

               
              5.0

              great guitar for beginners

              By scott

              from lebanon oregon

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

                what a nice guiter, great for beginners. what I did when I purchase it I replace the strings with ernie balls it made it sound better. it has a good feel and I love the wine stain look. I play it more than my telecaster, the price is right.

                 
                4.0

                Time to Rock.

                By JerrBob

                from Longview, Texas

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar:

                  A little lighter than I expected having played Gibson Les Pauls. But still feels good.

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