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Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar Worn Black

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Since its introduction almost 20 years ago, The Special-II has been a favorite of countless musicians with its combination of classic Les Paul features, great tone and affordability. Now, Epiphone put... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Since its introduction almost 20 years ago, The Special-II has been a favorite of countless musicians with its combination of classic Les Paul features, great tone and affordability. Now, Epiphone puts a new twist on this classic with the Special-II GT. Like the Special-II, this is a full-on, in- your-face rockin' machine with all the same features (and more!) that you've come to expect from Epiphone.
As with all Epiphones, the Special II GT comes with our Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibsons 24/7/365 Customer Service. Wrap it all up in a thin "worn" vintage style black color finish with a price tag that any guitarist can afford and you've got an Epiphone classic made just for you.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck: Hard maple, SlimTaper
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on, contoured heel with recessed 4-bolt pattern
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Dimensions: 24.75 scale
  • Nut width: 1.68
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with perloid parallelogram inlays, 22 frets
  • Fingerboard radius 14
  • Pickups: USA-designed 700T (bridge) and 650R (neck) humbucker
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone with integrated push/pull Kill Switch l Switch, 3-way all-metal toggle
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Bridge: 6 screw vintage-style tremelo
  • Hardware: Black
  • Machine Heads: Premium, 14:1 covered
  • Case sold separately
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EpiphoneSpecial-II GT Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Darn, Not too late

This guitar is NOT "The Exact same thing... but with a WHAMMY this time!!". It is a completley different guitar than the Special II. It has a solid Mahogany...Read complete review

This guitar is NOT "The Exact same thing... but with a WHAMMY this time!!". It is a completley different guitar than the Special II. It has a solid Mahogany Body instead of Basswood, which calls for more sustain, 2 A Humbuckers, and a Pushkill, which is basically a Killswitch built into a volume or tone knob. Very Dynamic guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Overall, happy.

Quick. Pros: Sounds great. The dual humbuckers give you more of an edge. I've played all kinds of music on this thing, sweet high notes to roaring low notes, and it handles...Read complete review

Quick. Pros: Sounds great. The dual humbuckers give you more of an edge. I've played all kinds of music on this thing, sweet high notes to roaring low notes, and it handles them well. To me, the fretboard is smooth, and with good strings it's easy to play what you want. Cons: There are some issues. At the price, the guitar is definitely worth it, but keep these in mind. Low sustain. Compared to my old cheap Fender/Squire Bullet, the sustain is actually less. Tuning. The stock tuners on this are not good. Mixed with the tremelo, the guitar tuning will be annoying. Period. You'll be messing with tuning the thing a lot more than you would if you bought a $499+ guitar. However, at the price, you can buy new tuners, and just deal with it. Conclusion: At the price, you can't not buy the guitar. It's an Epiphone, with dual humbuckers. It has minor issues, as most cheaper guitars do, but the smoothness and sound make the guitar legendary for beginner/intermediate guitarists.

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(124 of 139 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Darn, Not too late

By Shmigol McGee

from Boise, Idaho

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

This guitar is NOT "The Exact same thing... but with a WHAMMY this time!!". It is a completley different guitar than the Special II. It has a solid Mahogany Body instead of Basswood, which calls for more sustain, 2 A Humbuckers, and a Pushkill, which is basically a Killswitch built into a volume or tone knob. Very Dynamic guitar.

(78 of 163 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Darn, too late

By Watsit Tooya

from someplace in OHIO

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

I just got the Epiphone Les Paul Special 2 performance pack thing, and its great!! But now I browse guitar center and learn that, not too long after I bought my guitar, THIS came out. The same exact guitar... but with a WHAMMY this time. Ugh, frustrating to a high degree. But I love my guitar, and with the whammy, I'm guessing this will be 10x better. So those of you, unlike me, who have not bought the earlier model, buy this one, it'll be awesome. No I don't own this guitar, but I gave it 5 stars as a prediction. No criticizing me for posting this review! Just trying to help people with my predilection.

(76 of 79 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Steve

from MIami, FLorida

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

If you are a fan of Les Pauls like me, but play heavier music than a Les Paul was built for, this is you guitar. It is in no way the same thing as the Special II, it has similar features such as pickups, but a heavier sound because of the bridge, and not to mention the Master Tone becomes a kill switch! If you have been looking for an affordable guitar with a solid heavy tone, you just found it.

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar

By Anthony Grijalva

from Baldwin Park

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

I just bought thing Guitar like 30 min.s ago and its just, great. I kind of wanted a more expensive guitar but i saw this one and played it a little then i bought, it takes some geting used to but then it only goes uphill from there. Before this guitar i bought an SG G-400 which is magnificent but gets scratched easily. and i wanted a guitar with a wammy bar so this was the guitar.

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So Awsome

By Joe

from Chicago, Il

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

I'm absolutly in love with this guitar. Such an amazing thing to have and extremely cheap as well. When I fist picked it up I knew I was going to buy it and sure enough I did. It sounds great with pretty much any amp and also sounds great with pedals. When I first got mine the jack was a little messed up, but that was easily fixed by unscrewing it then turning it once. I recommend this to anyone who plays a guitar.

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar!!!!

By austin

from Scotts, Michigan

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing!. I got this guitar for Christmas along with a Line 6 15W, and that is an amazing combo. This guitar's playability is great, the vintage style tremolo and the kill switch are awesome additions the the Special II platform. Great neck profile, the same as most of the Gibson SG's. I love this guitar!

(10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad for the price...

By InZane4all

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar recently and it isn't too bad. I wanted a second guitar, mostly for Rhythm style playing, and it gets the job done. Guitar definitely not good for palm mutes, pinched harmonics or shredding, but that's not the reason why I bought it. Killswitch is a nice feature. You could probably get some good heavy metal sounds if you get some good strings (although I do have some Blue Steals on mine). If your just starting or are looking for a good Rhythm guitar, then this is definitely a good choice.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good guitar

By Nathan

from tracy ca

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

this is a great guitar for beginners but if you already have plaayed guitars for a while i would spend a bit more money because of sound. the strings that come with it are pretty easy to bend and bar chord. the fretboard is just as good but the pickups kinda suck but thats easy to replace. Also the pushkill is kinda bad because it messes withe the pickups in a bad way, lastly the whammy bar is very sensitive so dont bend it out far or youll break the bridge.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

im going to get it tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

By juju

from CALIFORNIA

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

well iv seen in youtube that this guitar does not have a lot of review videos but the videos that it does have for reviews are great. This guitar is really good for the price i recommend it for a begginer that wants a whammy bar and a kill switch. This guitar has everything you need and it has the coolest effects. Epiphone is one of the best guitar brand. I am like in love with this guitar because it so cool!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars if you check it does not even have that many bad reviews here in guitar center.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the wrong guitar

By kacey cordero

from conroe,tx

Comments about Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar:

I was going to buy the Epiphone Explorer gt but when the employee went to grab the explorer out of the back he accidentally grabed this one. We got the package opened and we noticed it was the wrong guitar.I decided to keep it. I have had it for about 4 days and so far it is a great guitar.

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