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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
 
4.7

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Good tone (18)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Small venues (8)
  • School bands (5)
  • Recording (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar!

I've been playing various instruments for years, but this is the first electric guitar I've ever owned, and I'm more than happy with the purchase! I was looking for a decently priced guitar,...Read complete review

I've been playing various instruments for years, but this is the first electric guitar I've ever owned, and I'm more than happy with the purchase! I was looking for a decently priced guitar, but considering I had already played on acoustic for about 2 years prior to this purchase, I wanted a step or two up from a Squire, and this guitar hits that nail right on the head. If nothing else (which is certainly not the case), it looks great. I've had it for about a month and I still smile at the sight of it, and I've gotten numerous compliments on the Cherry red color and Les Paul body design. The action on it is extremely comfortable, and in my opinion, it's the perfect weight. I've held and played some other electrics, and many of them seem to weigh down on my shoulders after a long period of standing and playing, but not this one. Sound-wise, the dual pick-up with the switch also adds great versatility to the sounds that this instrument can produce (I plug into an Epiphone Mustang, so to me it feels like the sound options with this guitar are pretty much endless.) It can get down low and crunch, or you can crank it with more of a dirty tone, and it sounds great everywhere in between those two as well. All in all, I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality guitar that doesn't dig deep into the wallet. (P.S., If you're looking at Squires, spend the extra $30 and get this instead, it's worth it!)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hoping for better

The pickup is muddy sounding,and the strings it came with had some kind of coating on them.They squeaked like a chalkboard.i can't keep it in tune.Dissapointed with epiphone on this one. I should...Read complete review

The pickup is muddy sounding,and the strings it came with had some kind of coating on them.They squeaked like a chalkboard.i can't keep it in tune.Dissapointed with epiphone on this one. I should have tried it out in the store. I was lured in by the online price.Try before you buy.This one is going back

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Outstanding value

By 

from Las Vegas, NV

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

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

    This is a great guitar for the price. It has a great sound, good tuners, and strong pickup selector switch. I read the reviews about the strings that come with it and had the same experience; the strings are poor quality with a strange coating that squeak loudly when your fingers move along them. I changed out the strings for some Ernie Ball 10's, adjusted the truss rod in the neck, lowered the action of the bridge, and adjusted for intonation. Now it plays and sounds great!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Would buy this product again

    By 

    from Waterloo, IL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      I use this to practice. Always owned an acoustic guitar but due to wrist fusion was not able to play any longer. This guitar has been a great fix.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great deal

      By 

      from milltown indiana

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

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

        feels very good plays and sounds great

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        4.0

        Nice for the price.

        By 

        from Redfor Michigan

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        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Neck is fast
        • Thinner Than Other Les Pa

        Cons

        • Poor Setup Out Of Box
        • Staying in Tune

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Very easy guitar to play once you set it up. Pickups aren't aweful but not great. I really like that the body isn't carved and is a lot thinner. I have another les paul and the weight seems like double this one.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good buy

        By 

        from sacramento, ca

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

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

          nice complement to my stratocaster

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Low price great little Gem

          By 

          from Gladewater, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

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

          A marvellous little Christmas gift that I got to pick out. The only thing flat about this little gem is the color. It has a surprisingly excellent, light action that will will help beginning players overcome the finger ache and bless old players like myself who don't practice as often as they should. I have wanted an Epiphany and a Les Paul for a long time and this guitar fills that bill nicely.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

          By 

          from SEVIERVILLE TN

          About Me Novice

          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:

            I BOUGHT THIS GUITAR FOR MY HUSBAND FOR CHRISTMAS HE HAS PLAYED IT OFTEN AND HAS ENJOYED IT HE HAS ONLY BEEN PLAYING ABOUT A YEAR.HE PLAYS IN CHURCH AND AT SMALL FAMILY GATHERINGS

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beginner and I love its action for me

            By 

            from texas

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Action
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Nothing

            Best Uses

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

              Just learning but stays in tune well which is great for a beginner and the balance is perfect

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Hoping for better

              By 

              from indianapolis

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Price

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Poor Pick Up
              • Won't stay in tune

              Best Uses

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

                The pickup is muddy sounding,and the strings it came with had some kind of coating on them.They squeaked like a chalkboard.i can't keep it in tune.Dissapointed with epiphone on this one. I should have tried it out in the store. I was lured in by the online price.Try before you buy.This one is going back

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Kristen

                By 

                from Annapolis md

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

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

                Awesome guitar

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