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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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 176 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (96)
  • Good feel (96)
  • Good tone (79)
  • Good pick up (67)
  • Solid electronics (52)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (13)
  • Craftsmanship (7)
  • Flat sound (7)
  • Poor pick up (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (94)
  • Jamming (80)
  • Small venues (48)
  • Recording (39)
  • School bands (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (60), Novice (36), Professional musician (12)

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

 

cool little banger

i got this just to do some upgrading and because I've always dug the 'TV yellow' color on gtrs. After changing the tuners to Grovers and adding a Duncan Invader, it became what...Read complete review

i got this just to do some upgrading and because I've always dug the 'TV yellow' color on gtrs. After changing the tuners to Grovers and adding a Duncan Invader, it became what I wanted it for - something fun to bang around on. Is it a professional piece? No! Does it feel good to just pick it up, crank an amp, and peel off some some thick, single-note, palm-muted runs? Absolutely! There you go, for what it's worth.

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4.0

Hmmm... Something's Fishy

By RjG

from North Jersey

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

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

I own an Epi LP JR in cherry. It was purchased in 2010 for about $115 and built in Indonesia. It is a stellar guitar. Fit and finish really couldn't be any better. It is labeled as a 'Limited edition - Custom shop' and has a one piece mahogany body.
I think somebody wised up in marketing and realized they were could have gotten a lot more that run of guitars as presumed by the guitar I received.
I ordered and received the Special I in worn TV yellow. It's about half the weight of the JR, not a bad thing. Matter of fact the basswood body is at least twice as loud acoustically as the mahogany bodied JR making it shine as a 'couch' guitar. I like the flat finish, and the neck feels fine and a bit faster because of it.
Cons: Little things like strap buttons off centered that just make you cringe. Specks of debris in a couple of places in the finish. The radius of the body edge obviously done by hand, a little overboard here and there on the belt. Obviously nitpicking, but trying to point differences in manufacture of cheap guitars and how much variance you can get based on a few years span and country of origin.
I am having trouble getting past one flaw... whatever they oiled / stained the fingerboard with literally stinks like fish oil. I've tried a 91% isopropyl alchohol flush and rub to draw a lot of it out, re-oiled with vintage lemon oil I've had and used for half a century. It still stinks.
This guitar is manufactured in China, who knows what they used on that fingerboard. I'm using this guitar as a modding platform, so I am stuck with it. My girlfriend sat in here a minute ago and asked why the guitar stinks like fish. I shrugged.

I will guardedly recommend this to a friend. To a stranger, your mileage may vary.

 
5.0

Affordable and a great guitar!

By EpiphoneBiggestFan

from Portage Indiana

About Me Child

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Amazing
  • Amazing design
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Sound
  • My first Guitar
  • 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:

    Amazing cheap and wow the best. It is very affordable and amazing sound I also bought the bag. Please get it if you are a beginner like me it is AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!!

     
    4.0

    i would purchase again

    By jodi

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

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

    Product works as expected

     
    5.0

    Great starter Guitar

    By Gary

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

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

    Nephew loves it.....He just getting started, Well on his way......

     
    5.0

    Nice starter guitar for my son!

    By Trey the Dad

    from Brandon, MS

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      I got this guitar for my son who is 13. He's taught himself to play an acoustic guitar and expressed interest in an electric. The great sale price got me to make the purchase and a friend who's a musician said it was a solid guitar so that makes the purchase even better!

       
      2.0

      Worth the price

      By T

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      First 6 string. Sound is decent imo.

       
      5.0

      A Book By It's Cover OK

      By RWinters

      from Missouri

      Verified Buyer

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

      When I opened the box I was sold on Epiphone. Instead of playing the new instrument I ran to the computer and ordered three more.

       
      4.0

      Jamming Guitar

      By David

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      A great jamming and practice guitar for its price. Plays OK in standard tuning yet B string loves to go out of tune. In Eb tuning, guitar plays phenomenal. A+++

       
      4.0

      Great axe for the money.

      By eric

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      Gift for my son . He is pretty good blues and heavy metal enthusiast. I saw this read the reviews and remembered an Epiphone my buddy had when we were 16.

       
      3.0

      Hoping he like it

      By Joseph

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      The guitar is a gift for my Grandson for Christmas. The packaging and shipping were first class. The quality of the guitar left a lot to be desired, I understand it is a low level guitar, but having to put the strings back where they belong and just the overall feel of the instrument is sub par for me. I am hoping it stands up to his playing for at least a while..

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