The Epiphone Les Paul Special II electric guitar in heritage cherry sunburst, may have an affordable price tag, but don't let that fool you. Built to Epiphone's impeccable high standards of quality, every detail has been pored over to create a model that isn't just for beginners, but that even seasoned pros will enjoy playing on.
The Special II's body is crafted from mahogany, giving it a robust character with a forceful mid to low-end energy. Shaped to the distinctive Les Paul body shape, the body is balanced perfectly to make it easy to wield. The heritage cherry sunburst finish harks back to the classic Les Paul finishes of the '50s.
Fitted to the body is a sturdy mahogany neck, which has been shaped to the slender SlimTaper "D" profile, giving it the perfect balance between accommodating and easy to navigate. Married to the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, which carries 22-frets with white dot position inlays to guide your way. The partnership of mahogany and rosewood ensures that each note rings out with the utmost clarity, so that each pick, pluck or stroke is articulated exquisitely. The fingerboard radius is shaped to 12", a measurement that has been found to guarantee a stable platform for executing smooth string bends.
Versatile Alnico Humbucker
The Les Paul Special II is fitted with Alnico 650R and 700T humbuckers at the neck and bridge positions respectively. Whether you're a: chicken picker, flat picker, sweeper, shredder, tapper or strummer, this perfectly matched pair of beauties will ensure that the sound you're looking for can be achieved with minimal effort, allowing you to get on with what you do best. Control couldn't be easier thanks to the 3-way pickup selector, Master Volume and Master Tone knobs you're always a fingertip away from subtle to explosive tones.
In order to uphold tuning integrity, string intonation and tension with precision, the Special II benefits from an impressive hardware setup. The LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece create a seamless connection between the strings and body, whilst the 14:1 ratio tuning machines keep tuning held steadfast throughout each and every performance.
If you're looking for a comfortable, and reliable model that is great for practising and gigging with at an affordable price, then the Epiphone Les Paul Special II electric guitar is the model you're looking for. The heritage cherry sunburst finish is absolutely sublime, and sure to turn heads. Not only that but the Alnico-powered humbuckers will guarantee that you're heard loud and clear!
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Name Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar Top Material Mahogany Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile SlimTaper “D” No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Tailpiece LockTone Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Covered Controls 1-volume, 1-tone Finish Heritage Cherry Sunburst
- Customer Reviews
- Great beginner guitar
Overall, the only issue I have with this guitar is that it was a tad cheap for a third guitar. Since I know more about guitars and am a better player than I was, I think I'll be shopping a little higher up, perhaps for a cheap fender or Gibson.
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