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Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar   

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Mahogany Les Paul body features Epiphone P90R and P90T Soap Bar pickups producing huge, FAT single coil tones, and an adjustable wrap-around bridge/t...Read More

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The trademark Les Paul shape in a economical package with P-90 pickups.

Mahogany Les Paul body features Epiphone P90R and P90T Soap Bar pickups producing huge, FAT single coil tones, and an adjustable wrap-around bridge/tailpiece for maximum edge and sustain. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • P-90R neck pickup
  • P-90T bridge pickup
  • 1 Volume, 1 Tone control
  • 3-way pickup toggle switch
  • Wraparound bridge/tailpiece
  • Case sold separately

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EpiphoneLes Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (60)
  • Good feel (60)
  • Good tone (55)
  • Good pick up (51)
  • Solid electronics (37)

Cons

  • Flat sound (4)
  • Fret buzz (4)
  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (50)
  • Jamming (47)
  • Recording (27)
  • Small venues (26)
  • Rock concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (48), Novice (12), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great with some work

I bought a yellow one a year ago. I was interested in a lightweight shorter scale guitar as I mostly play Fenders, and also something I could work on and not worry about...Read complete review

I bought a yellow one a year ago. I was interested in a lightweight shorter scale guitar as I mostly play Fenders, and also something I could work on and not worry about ruining. Out of the box it was OK, but it soon needed adjustments. The set bridge wasn't able to hold the tuning up to what my ears are used to, so I replaced it with a tunomatic bridge - this required plugging the holes of the old bridge with dowels and drilling new holes. While I was at it, I put on a surface mounted tremolo - both of these parts I got from a well-known internet discount supplier. So it worked OK for a while and then the tuners started slipping, so I replaced them with a set from the same place. Next, I found I was scratching the surface with my pick strumming so I bought a cheap black pickguard and cut it to fit. Then I repositioned the pickup switch, which my right hand was knocking off and on, so that it moves horizontally. Now the yellow guitar was working pretty good, but about 6 months later it got sloppy again and I had to adjust the truss rod and redo the intonation. But I couldn't get it exactly right so I took it to Shawn the guitar pro and he set it right! This guitar is very light, stays in perfect tune, looks great and the P90 pickups give it a unique sound compared to my other guitars. I do most of my practicing with it and have brought it on a few gigs. For just over double my initial investment I got some experience and a worthy instrument.

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TV Yellow Les Paul Special 1

Overall a pretty decent guitar for the price. I was however, dissapointed that the body of the guitar is basswood with very very thin mahogany veneer on front and back. It is also...Read complete review

Overall a pretty decent guitar for the price. I was however, dissapointed that the body of the guitar is basswood with very very thin mahogany veneer on front and back. It is also very light. It also has some high frets @ 12-14th that will need leveling off to get better action. The pickups sound good to me and the guitar seems to have pretty good sustain. I'm satisfied with the guitar and really like the TV yellow finish.

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4.0

great guitar

By 

from morrill, ne

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

    looks, plays, sounds great. the only thing missing is the second volume and tone knob(will be adding them soon)for the price you couldn't ask for a better guitar.

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    5.0

    Best Buy, Classic Old School Vibe !

    By 

    from Cathedral City, CA.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

      I've had this monster long enough to change the tuners (Wilkinson locking) and the bridge (Tune-o-matic wrap around) and the strings. I LOVE the P-90s ! I play, for myself, in my studio and at my skill level, this guitar is great. I'm a Bass player as my main instrument so this guitar through a little Mustang 1 amp is all I need…… but this thing sounds great so I'm sure it could cut it as a main stage Axe.

      All in all I give this 5 stars, for what it is and how it sounds. I'm sure "real" guitar players will be divided, depending on wether they are snobby about $$, brand name build quality and tube amp delusion. For beginners, intermediate and pro guitarists. for fun or work, this guitar is a solid choice for that P-90 sound in an affordable package.

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      4.0

      Red Les Paul Special

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      from kona hawaii

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Ripe 60's Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

        fun to play and has that old-timey sound: simple and rich

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        5.0

        Excellent! Awesome P-90 fun!

        By 

        from Joplin, Mo

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent fit and finish
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Having Fun Playing
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

          I was blown away by how well made and set up this guitar was. I wish my first electric was this nice. You can't go wrong buying one of these. This is the first Gibson product I have ever owned and I could not be more pleased. P-90 heaven!

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          5.0

          a really unusual guitar!!!

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          from bowling green, ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Greart Guitar
          • Great Player Good Feel
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Good Backup
          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

          best cheap guitar ever. just the p-90's are well over the top! this guitar is from epiphone custom shop and limited edition.
          the guitar was setup good from the factory, although I lowered the strings a bit.
          all and all a very good buy for a very unusual guitar!!!

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          5.0

          great little guitar

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

            Smooth, good feeling epiphone. Cant beat the p90 pickup sound for this price. Couldnt put it down.....

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            4.0

            LES PAUL SPECIAL I P90 ELECTRIC GUITAR

            By 

            from Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun
              • Practicing
              • School Bands

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

              For this low price, you can't beat this guitar. The P90's give this guitar that great bassy growl on the low end. Nice treble too. Adjusting the tone knob to get the right balance is a bit tricky, but attainable. Action was a hair high, but very playable. The bridge is cheap, but you get what you pay for. Adjusting intonation is very general, but the guitar I received was so close, it wasn't an issue. Even if you're unsatisfied, which you won't be, there will be no problem getting what you paid for it!!!!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              P=90 el cheapo

              By 

              from East Islip NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

                Best inexpensive guitar I ever bought.Neck is remarkably perfect.The pickups are okay.Not as good as my Lollars.But each of those are about the same price as the guitar,so I'm not complaining.Its a lot of fun the money,You can't do better.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beyond Blown Away

                By 

                from Franklin, NC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gigging
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

                  I ordered one of those Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 guitars Monday, June 1st. It came today, June 4th and I have to say that I am beyond blown away. Straight out of the box the action is super low and the intonation is absolutely dead on. It isn't "pretty close" or "very close" - it is perfect. The volume and tone controls are useable throughout their entire sweep - not loaded more toward one end or the other. There is no fret buzz. It plays well from one end of the fretboard or the other. There are no high frets. It has the worn cherry finish and there isn't a scratch, ding or mark on it from manufacturing or shipping.

                  How Epiphone made this thing and sold it for the price I paid is beyond my comprehension. I have several guitars and this thing's playability beats everything I have, hands down. There is no comparison, even on the ones I have worked on and set up myself.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Value for the Cash!

                  By 

                  from Seth, WV

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Fret Edges Need Filing

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

                  I bought this because I wanted to play around with P-90's. I had intended to swap out the stock pups, but they came out sounding good right out of the box. This is the sound I was looking for. The guitar's finish is matte, including the neck. This makes for a faster playing neck, in my opinion. The frets do need filed as they stick out slightly over the fret board. There are no issues with high or low frets though. Minimal setup was needed (personal preference) such as adjusting the bridge height just a bit. Overall, for the money, you can't go wrong with this purchase. It is what is, plus a little more. Nice value.

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