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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... 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 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (60)
  • Good feel (56)
  • Good tone (46)
  • Good pick up (40)
  • Solid electronics (28)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (61)
  • Jamming (47)
  • Small venues (30)
  • Recording (22)
  • School bands (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (37), Novice (26), Professional musician (4)

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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5.0

Worth the price, great guitar to start with.

By Corey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Got this guitar as a Black Friday deal. I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. The action is really nice and stays in tune. There isn't much more I look for in a guitar. The sound is good. Definitely worth the purchase.

 
5.0

I would buy from guitar center again

By GUITAR7

from Pa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Easy to use very good guitar for the money.. Using the guitar in my digital recording studio..

       
      4.0

      LOVE MY NEW GUITAR1

      By mary

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      GLAD I BOUGHT THIS GUITAR. GREAT FOR THE VALUE!

       
      5.0

      Les paul Special

      By stephen

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      sound is really nice,the color is awesome too,very happy with it so far

      Rock On!

      Steve

       
      5.0

      Outstanding instrument

      By jeffrey

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      Bought it for my son because he loves my les Paul and you couldn't get a better guitar for the money

       
      5.0

      great deal

      By Richard

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      great guitar for the price.Ive paid over 300 dis to get the sound of this guitar and i won't buy another expensive guitar.

       
      5.0

      Great playability

      By Claudio Ghannchez

      from Cle

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

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

        Always there when I need her.

         
        5.0

        I would buy again.

        By Jfk

        from Detroit,mi

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands

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

          Good for beginners.

           
          4.0

          no i would by better version

          By terry

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

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

          don't like the rear bridge, ok for the mony

           
          5.0

          Would buy again

          By Paul

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

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

          Great sound and feel. The only issue I have had was with keeping the strings tuned at a low tuning, but it doesn't happen too often in standard/Drop D tunings.

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