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Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar  Worn TV Yellow

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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/tailpiece for maximum edge and sustain. Case sold separately.

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

FEATURES Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Wraparound
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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EpiphoneLes Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (77)
  • Good feel (73)
  • Good tone (70)
  • Good pick up (68)
  • Solid electronics (47)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (5)
  • Flat sound (4)
  • Poor pick up (4)
  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (65)
  • Jamming (61)
  • Recording (35)
  • Small venues (34)
  • Rock concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (59), Novice (16), Professional musician (10)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty good after I rebuilt it

I bought this guitar to stash at church as a spare, a rehearsal instrument. Now that I've taken it apart and put it back together right, it might not go to church. Out...Read complete review

I bought this guitar to stash at church as a spare, a rehearsal instrument. Now that I've taken it apart and put it back together right, it might not go to church. Out of the box, it sounded lifeless. The gap at the neck heel was unacceptably wide, so off went the factory strings and the neck. When the neck came out, a chunk of the body's neck pocket came with it. Not good, but this is where inexpensive (and expensive) bolt-neck guitars seem consistently to be less than great. Clamps, Titebond, half an hour's filing. With the neck reinstalled & better wood-to-wood contact, the guitar came to life. I replaced the stock wraparound bridge with a lightweight Wilkinson wraparound unit, because I wanted the other bridge for another guitar, and I wanted to see what the Wilkinson might do for the Epiphone. FINALLY we are fully strung-up & action is acceptable, so the fun stuff can begin: setting the pickup height on the twin P-90s. Initial impression of pickups is positive. They are brash, like P-90s should be, but I think they will dial in nicely. I love P-90s, and it puzzles me that Gibson doesn't offer more varieties of it, the way every other serious pickup manufacturer does.... All in all a promising little bottom-feeder of a guitar, but I've been rebuilding bottom-feeders for 30-plus years, so if you're like me and you like Frankensteining cheap axes, this is for you. If you want something that will play nice right out of the box, this might not be for you. I give it three stars for the pickups.

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4.0

I've not seen a better guitar at this price

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

These are amazing for the price. I bought one as a kick-around guitar and liked it so much I bought a second to set up for bottleneck only. The P90's add another sound to my collection. I do notice the basswood seems to mute the sustain quite a bit, but that's just part of the guitar's nature.

I like that I can leave it lying around the office or my house without worrying that something might damage it. At this price, who cares? I've not seen a better guitar at this price.

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4.0

great guitar for anyone

By Sloth

from minnesota

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

    bought guitar 4 months ago haven't had a single problem with

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    3.0

    Worth it

    By Log Burglar

    from Asheville, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

      Shocked at the value here. I didn't expect much for the price. I bought it mostly to have an axe with p90s and they deliver. Fullness with a fuzz! I feel guilty that this guitar is so cheap.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      You Absolutely Can't Get A Better Axe For The Money!

      By Ellen D

      from State College, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Good for all occasions
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

        I am 36 years old and have been playing guitar since I was 12, and modding them since I was 16. I play mostly punk and hard rock with a bit of classic/glam rock al a David Bowie, The Stones, Slade, The New York Dolls, Suzie Quattro, Joan Jett, The Runaways, you get the picture. My main guitars are a 1995 Fender Kurt Cobain Signature Jaguar, a 2003 Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cutaway, and a 1982 Gibson Sonex Custom. I also have a 1999 Fender MIM Stratocaster that I did a custom build on, and that's what I bought this Epiphone for, to basically customize and experiment with without worry of wasting money. Little did I know what I was getting right out of the box.

        My first thought after pulling this LP Special out of the box was how low the action was from the factory. I don't typically even pay attention to the action on any guitar when I first get it as I know it will need to be completely set up to my liking, and these are things that are not only subjective to the player, but they should also be expected. People on here that give a guitar 3 stars and their only complaints are the action was high, the neck needed adjusted, and the frets needed filed drive me crazy. These things are not reflective of the guitar people, they are temporary inçonveniences that I want set to my personal liking anyway, so don't bash the guitar until AFTER you get it set up. Anyway, I must have played it for 2-3 hours right out of the box and IT WAS FUN!!! Nice slim neck that is fast, which is very important to me with my little hands. The Epiphone stock P90's kick major butt, they growl when you need them to and are cleàr and airy when desired. If I compare them to the Gibson P90's I'd have to say they are different, but not in a bad way. Just different. Which is what I wanted anyway, I already have a Gibson, and I was going to customize my sound in this one anyway. All in all I loved it right out of the box. Expect to have a pro setup done and you're good to go. Very gigable.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        ROCK SOLID III

        By PAH

        from Northern Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

          OKAY...I bought a third one!!!
          I already established that the Epiphone LP Special platforms are very stable and solid with its incorporated bridge and tail stop. (Less moving parts)
          These with the 'Worn' finishes on the necks are slicker playing.
          They are a familiar and comfortable feel with the LP body contours, plus they are lighter than the Standard LP.
          This model has P90's!!!
          For those of us who grew up with these FAT wound single coil pickups know where a lot of the great Blues, Rock 'N Roll, and Jazz sounds came from.
          I asked my Musician's Friend Gearhead, Courtland, how can Epiphone put P40's on this model...one of these pickups can cost as much as this guitar?
          Mine had a distinctive, very mild hum, which was something that brought back some great memories.
          This guitar plays with smooth colored tones, but when you crank it up, it's like cannons going off, the power is unbelievable from these P90 Bad Boys.
          The only things missing is a small smoke filled club and a blue spotlight to set the mood.
          I wish I had this guitar in 1967.

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          5.0

          Good purchase at the price

          By jomal88

          from MN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

          Excellent product. Some minor fret buzz before properly set up, but it went away after. Very easy to play, great sound.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Pretty good after I rebuilt it

          By Will P.

          from Colorado

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar to stash at church as a spare, a rehearsal instrument. Now that I've taken it apart and put it back together right, it might not go to church. Out of the box, it sounded lifeless. The gap at the neck heel was unacceptably wide, so off went the factory strings and the neck. When the neck came out, a chunk of the body's neck pocket came with it. Not good, but this is where inexpensive (and expensive) bolt-neck guitars seem consistently to be less than great. Clamps, Titebond, half an hour's filing. With the neck reinstalled & better wood-to-wood contact, the guitar came to life. I replaced the stock wraparound bridge with a lightweight Wilkinson wraparound unit, because I wanted the other bridge for another guitar, and I wanted to see what the Wilkinson might do for the Epiphone. FINALLY we are fully strung-up & action is acceptable, so the fun stuff can begin: setting the pickup height on the twin P-90s. Initial impression of pickups is positive. They are brash, like P-90s should be, but I think they will dial in nicely. I love P-90s, and it puzzles me that Gibson doesn't offer more varieties of it, the way every other serious pickup manufacturer does.... All in all a promising little bottom-feeder of a guitar, but I've been rebuilding bottom-feeders for 30-plus years, so if you're like me and you like Frankensteining cheap axes, this is for you. If you want something that will play nice right out of the box, this might not be for you. I give it three stars for the pickups.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent bargain.

          By Bargain Hunter

          from Scottville MI

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

              Wonderful tone, good begnner's guitar. Can't be beat for the price. Upgrade the tuners, nut and the output jack and you'll have a guitar as good as any costing 4x the price.

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              5.0

              WONDERFUL - Send me another one

              By EdCinNC

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Finish
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics
              • Well Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

                This one of five Epiphones I own, I am yet to be disappointed. Frets well, controls work well, pickups are awesome, tuners are good and solid. Saddle / Bridge combination is not my favorite, but for a rhythm guitar it works OK. Great tone, I am very pleased. How do they do this at this price poiint????

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                P90's Rock

                By BB

                from Tulsa, Ok

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar:

                  Great guitar for price with great pickup's

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