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Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Epiphone Les Paul Special II

LP-Shaped Guitar from Epiphone belonging to the Les Paul series.

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iamqman iamqman

« Not bad for a beginner »

Publié le 12/13/11 à 15:47
Epiphone is one of those guitar manufactures that basically builds exactly what Gibson already makes but does it more conveniently and cheaper and for budgeted musicians. Most of their instruments are basically the lesser version of the more popular and more heavily used professional instruments from Gibson guitars. This guitar is basically a knock off or a budgeted version of the Les Paul vintage instrument. They carried pretty much all the same features as far as the wood, the combination of volume and tone control knobs, as well as the two humbucker system. It's basically exactly like a Les Paul, but he just doesn't have that extra oommph that a Gibson Les Paul guitar carries.


Epiphone Les Paul Special II Features:

Color: Vintage Sunburst
Body Wood: Mahogany
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Bolt-on, 1-11/16" nut
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Position Markers: Dot inlays
Scale length: 24 3/4"
Number of Frets: 22
Pickups: 2-Open Coil humbuckers
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone
Pickup Switching: 3-way selector
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge/Tailpiece: Stopbar


This guitar features mahogany wood in the body and neck. When you immediately grab this guitar you can feel how cheap and inexpensive the guitar is built. You can easily feel that the workmanship and that this guitar is not quite to the standards of a normal LP guitar. However, all of the tones and the general voicing is very similar and familiar to Les Paul guitar. So if you're running this guitar in combination with a clean amplifier then it's not really going to be that nice of a sparkly tone much like a Gibson Les Paul guitar. But if you're running any high gain or even medium gain setting and you're really going to feel how well this guitar performs in a more rock pop in metal typesetting.


These guitars are pretty inexpensive and you can find them for right around $200 online and in many guitar retailers around the world. This is a fairly inexpensive instrument and if you're not in the market for a real Gibson Les Paul then this is a decent alternative for under $200. This is also a guitar for someone who might be learning the guitar and you don't want to spend a whole lot of money just learning whether or not you even want to be a musician.
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