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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 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (44)
  • Good feel (42)
  • Good tone (34)
  • Good pick up (28)
  • Solid electronics (21)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (47)
  • Jamming (36)
  • Small venues (21)
  • School bands (16)
  • Recording (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Novice (22), 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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4.0

Great Starter (For a couple years)

By Josh

from Sugarland, Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Decent pick up
  • Easy to play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

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

This was the first guitar I have ever gotten. It is a really, really, good starter guitar. I wouldn't play it in big conventions or anything, but i would use it in small locations or at a small get-together with friends. It's a nice starter, especially for the price.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

bad connection

By Pablo

from Kansas

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    I just got this guitar a few days ago and when I try to play it for the first time I gound out the connection for the amp wasn't working now I have to return it and get a new one

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    4.0

    a really good guitar

    By Kevin

    from willimantic ct

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      i use this for mostly practice but i don't see why you couldn't use this many other thing i love this guitar

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Playing, Great Sounding for any price

      By 69Beowulf

      from St. Michael, MN

      About Me Experienced

      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 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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        4.0

        Grt guitar for the money

        By Punky

        from Sioux City, Ia

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

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

          Use for practice, jamming, sm venue

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would definetly buy another!

          By Joe Shmoe

          from Chicago, il

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            I've been a musician for over a decade now and I've been wanted to learn guitar for the longest time! It's a great guitar to start learning on and start practicing with it! I did a lot of research on epiphone and I was very pleased with the guitar! It was quality made and I will be buy throught epiphone again!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this unit again....

            By Mike C

            from Milltown, NJ

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Made in China......

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

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

            Bought this piece on a whim. Saw the price and thought that I might be worth a shot. I own two strats and an old Epi, and thought that this LP Special would be a nice change of pace.
            So far, cant complain about the purchase. Not a showpiece, but built solid, and sounds good.
            Nice little guitar to play and plan on upgrading it....

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's a guitar and it makes sounds

            By Joe the immigration enforcer

            from The border you just crossed

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • It's legally in this country
            • It supports Trump 2016

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              Guitar playing will attract women.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing Beginner Guitar

              By A Beginner

              from Newark, OH

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands

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

              This guitar feels great! I've been playing for about two months, and have picked it up fairly quickly, outplaying most everyone in my guitar class. It's a great deal, and is very slick. The guitar fortunately in my opining doesn't come so bright, it's more of a dark cherry red, and aesthetically looks amazing. Strings feel solid, and the pickups sound great, this and a sound pedal really make the guitar sound and feel great. My only problem with the guitar is a fret buzz on the low e. I am taking it into a technician very soon to get it figured out, but putting distortion on washes it out completely. For a beginner, this guitar feels great.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing Guitar.

              By The Monster Man

              from Des Moines, Iowa

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

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

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

              This guitar is amazing. I've been playing for awhile now, and this has to be one of the best guitars I've ever played. It's absolutely gorgeous! The picture doesn't do it justice

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