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Limited Edition Les Paul Special SC Electric Guitar TV Yellow

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The limited edition Epiphone Les Paul Special SC Electric Guitar reproduces the simple pleasures of a 55-year-old classic. At the same time the guitar updates the format with a second pickup—in the ne... Read More

Overview

The limited edition Epiphone Les Paul Special SC Electric Guitar reproduces the simple pleasures of a 55-year-old classic. At the same time the guitar updates the format with a second pickup—in the neck position, a la the Les Paul Special—and improved hardware in the form of a Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece combination.

Introduced in 1954 as an entry-level version of the Les Paul, the Les Paul Junior graduated from kids bedrooms, to garage bands, to club and arena stages through the course of 3 decades as it became a favorite not only with beginners, but with professional guitarists, too. The bare-bones, slab-bodied, single-cutaway electric guitar earned the respect of rock and rollers in particular, and became a punk favorite in the late '70s and early '80s, but also turned up in the hands of a surprisingly diverse range of guitar stars.

As simple as the Les Paul Junior is in design and construction, its basic cornerstone ingredients add up to create a robust and toneful guitar. The marriage of hot, raw single-coil P-90 pickups, a resonant mahogany body, and sturdy glued-in neck make the Epiphone Les Paul Special SC a guitar with surprising reserves of depth and power at an extremely appealing price.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Single-cutaway Les Paul Junior
  • Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Slim taper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Dot inlays
  • Nickel hardware
  • Grover tuners
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Stopbar tailpiece
  • Dual Epiphone P-90 Classic single-coil pickups
  • 2 volume controls, 2 tone controls
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Les Paul signature on headstock
Specifications
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 22 frets
  • 12" fretboard radius
  • 1.69" nut width
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4.7

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Great Rock Guitar.

Fell in love with this TV Yellow LP Special the second I saw it; nice smooth finish, little wood grain poking thru, just different enough from the standard everybody-has-one Les Paul to stand...Read complete review

Fell in love with this TV Yellow LP Special the second I saw it; nice smooth finish, little wood grain poking thru, just different enough from the standard everybody-has-one Les Paul to stand out. And the color is just plain sick. It plays super-comfortably. Sits on your lap nice, doesn't kill your shoulder when you play it standing either. Action was good in the store, intonation was good, all the basic stuff was good to go, no visit to the local guitar repairman necessary. Neck feels comfortable to the hand, nice flat fingerboard too. The P-90's sound fantastic - I utterly despise Epiphone humbuckers - sold the G-400 I had because they were just so completely dull and lifeless - but these pickups really sing, especially when you crank up the gain. The neck pickup is especially musical; dime the gain settings, back your tone control to about 7 and let 'er rip :-) I like the simplicity of the setup - 2 pickups, responsive switch, comfy-on-the-picking-hand bridge (the bridge on my Strat all of a sudden feels real scratchy now), all in all a nice sandwich. Very satisfied with my purchase, thanks everyone.

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could be better

Decent guitar, mediocre action but a dyed fret board that turns your fingers black. good tuners better pickups is an option. I would recommend a standard les paul to this one.

Decent guitar, mediocre action but a dyed fret board that turns your fingers black. good tuners better pickups is an option. I would recommend a standard les paul to this one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By Dillon

from Atlanta

I was saving up to buy the Gibson double cut version of this guitar and walked into Guitar Center one day and found this. Wasn't even planning on buying a guitar that day. Got it with a coupon . That being said, you cant get a better value. I play in a southern rock band and used a les paul standard with humbuckers as my main guitar. Broke a string one night though on the opening note of the first song and had to play this guitar the remainder of the gig. Fell in love with it! My Les Paul standard is my back up now. This thing screams! You do have to tweak the set up more than other guitars I own but I do that with every guitar when I change strings anyway. The neck is perfect. It has a fat, super smooth feel. It also has great slide tones. Pick one up. They're really great guitars.

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5.0

I love this guitar

By Jim

from Cherry Hill NJ

There are so many guitars in this price range. This was a difficult decision for me. I have a Squire tele affinity series I bought about a year ago. My main guitar is an American made 1957 reissue Stratocaster I bought the guitar brand new in 1989 (the year it was built). I am glad I bought it when I did, nothing can top the 22 years of aging. If I did it today I would be an old man in another 22 years (I am 49) It was sonic blue, but if you look at it now you would think it was surf green, as the nitro yellowed making it no look surf green......enough rambling about my strat. Having the strat and the tele, I really wanted something with a humbucker. I love Les Paul's, but I have some bad shoulders, and they are just to heavy for me. I was thinking I would maybe get a Gibson Les Paul Junior. Long story short, I picked this guitar up in the store and it was simply Magic. The salesman in Cherry Hill (Ed) plugged it into a Marshall 5 watt all tube combo (the class A one). It just sounded amazing to me. The P90's have more gain then I thought they would, the mahogany body and set neck give it great sustain. I bought the TV Yellow color, it looks like TV yellow, not like the bright yellow in the picture above. I got a Jet City 20 watt combo amp with the matching 1X12 cab for x-mas the pick ups sound so great through this amp, I don't think I will change them. The neck pick up even sounds hot! I can also get a nice clean tone by turning the volume control on the guitar down, or setting the gain on the amp lower. All and all this was a great choice for me! It's a screaming les Paul that doesn't hurt my shoulders from the weight.

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5.0

Epic Guitar!

By Peter

from Gig Harbor, Washington

I just played this guitar in the store and I got completely swept away. I had been playing a tele because i was considering a squier tele custom ii and wanted to see what the feel of a similar guitar was like. I then started to look around a little and this guitar in yellow caught my eye. Im a huge Green Day fan, so i was like cool, it kinda looks like Billie Joe's. I started to look at it more closely(it was on one of the top racks on the wall) and I noticed that it had two p-90s. That was when I decided that I had to have, or at least play this guitar. When the guy got it down I was totally blown away that it was an Epiphone. I was like, yes!, i can afford it! After playing itfor a while I noticed just how nice the neck was. It's pretty thin, especially compared to the tele, which is incredible for power chords(I'm a punk player). Then i plugged it into some tiny little amp and tryed out the pickups. On clean it was good, but i dont play on clean anyway, so i quickly switched to distortion. Can you say incredibly amazinglicious? Those p90s can absolutley scream! With some lower end pickups you get almost nothing from the high strings, however on these the clarity was great while still getting amazinglicious sound. The only reason i didn't buy it right away was my dad. If youre looking for a really good punk guitar, go with this.

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5.0

Great Deal!

By Chas H.

from Charlotte, N.C.

I got the TV Yellow LP Special SC at Guitar Center . This display model was immaculate and a has real great feel to the neck, snappy and full of itself. One of the best replica's available of the Gibson model and considering the price I won't mind playing it out and maybe roughing it up. But no, I doubt it will get roughed up. It's a special guitar to me. Sometimes the unexpected deal becomes the one guitar you go to.

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5.0

I WANT MY EPI LP-TV!

By PhillieG

from Monroe NY

I've been wanting a Les Paul for many years to add to my collection of guitars. I had recently purchased the Epiphone LP Jr. that Guitar Center sells for around $120 and was very pleased with that guitar. A buddy of mine bought this one maybe 6 months ago and raved about it. When I saw this one I had to try it out. I was not disappointed at all. I have found all of the Epiphone guitars I've purchased to be high quality, excellent instruments. The action on the neck is very low and the feel is very smooth. I feel the neck is as good as my Fender Strat that cost me a lot more. The p-90's sound terrific too. I usually do not use many effects when I play and I just love the sound that I get out of this. I've also very happy with the choice of color that I got. TV Yellow. I had seen one advertised at another store for a lower price than what Guitar Center had and they beat the price, no questions asked. While this is no Whitner K-9 Special, it's a great guitar for a great price. I highly recommend it

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5.0

Sounds Amazing

By Jeff

from Chicago Il

This guitar gets me the smooth rock guitar sound that I needed! The P/Ups are absolutely second to none. Grover tuners..... Solid Mohogany slab.........this thing should really cost more but doesn't so if you see a great sale price, jump on it immediately!

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5.0

Unbelievable value, awesome tone

By Stringbender

from Santa Rosa, CA

Bought this guitar several months ago for the P-90s. This was my third try at finding a P-90-equipped guitar that would satisfy me for the long haul. This is the one - tried a Gibson LP Faded - twice the price, horrible neck, dull tone. The Epiphone has wonderful tone, a great feeling neck, nice color and finish (though the polyurethane is a bit thick here and there). Only complaint with mine was the poor action at purchase. I had to take the guitar to a luthier who did a phenomenal setup, and it now plays like butter. I own a high-end Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul, and have hardly touched it since I got the Epiphone.

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5.0

amazing!

By Marco

from Sacramento California

Ok this things got one of the best necks I have ever played for the price and I been playing for 30 years. It even dare I say plays almost as good as the originals that I have played. Why can't Gibson USA make one in this price as good as this defies logic. Then again they never did go with their more innovative concepts in the past. the guitar can nail anything the P-90's are like mothers milk to the ears and crunch more than can be explained. I originally wanted the guitar to experiment with cheep pick up brands but now will most likely get another guitar to do this for its now my main backup guitar! I totally think it belongs in every arsenal along with a Strat and a Tele if you want a total diversified rig. Great for jazz and punk as well prog. Handles the Melvins tone too.

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Rock Guitar.

By Krackula

from NJ

Fell in love with this TV Yellow LP Special the second I saw it; nice smooth finish, little wood grain poking thru, just different enough from the standard everybody-has-one Les Paul to stand out. And the color is just plain sick. It plays super-comfortably. Sits on your lap nice, doesn't kill your shoulder when you play it standing either. Action was good in the store, intonation was good, all the basic stuff was good to go, no visit to the local guitar repairman necessary. Neck feels comfortable to the hand, nice flat fingerboard too. The P-90's sound fantastic - I utterly despise Epiphone humbuckers - sold the G-400 I had because they were just so completely dull and lifeless - but these pickups really sing, especially when you crank up the gain. The neck pickup is especially musical; dime the gain settings, back your tone control to about 7 and let 'er rip :-) I like the simplicity of the setup - 2 pickups, responsive switch, comfy-on-the-picking-hand bridge (the bridge on my Strat all of a sudden feels real scratchy now), all in all a nice sandwich. Very satisfied with my purchase, thanks everyone.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tone!!!!

By Andrew

from North Canton, Ohio

I only played this guitar once and I was blown away by the diverse tone. The neck P-90 has a great deep warm tone which was great for jazz. And the bridge P-90 had a very clean tone. If you added some overdrive or distortion, its the perfect punk guitar. If I had the money, I would have bought it right then. I'd recommend this guitar for either jazz or punk mainly but can be used for other clean toned styles

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