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Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry Sunburst

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Luscious looks, powerful Paul tone, perfect price.

What's so special about the Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Hander? The super-low price for starters, and that's not all. This baby is every bit as handsome as its uptown cousins. Made with a mahogany and rosewood neck, alder/maple body, smooth 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, dot inlays, and chrome hardware. Features 2 humbucking pickups that deliver long, singing sustain and true LP tones.

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Super-affordable
2 humbuckers for that LP tone
Great tone and playability
LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
Tone, volume, and pickup switch

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EpiphoneLes Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 34 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Les Paul Special II Left-Hander

For the money, the Les Paul Special II is quite possibly the most tempting Les Paul ever made for the Left handed guitarist. However, most experienced players are probably wondering? what am I...Read complete review

For the money, the Les Paul Special II is quite possibly the most tempting Les Paul ever made for the Left handed guitarist. However, most experienced players are probably wondering? what am I getting into, here, buying one of these budget versions of a classic? Well, for starters, you are getting phenomenal tone, worthy of the Les Paul name. Yes, I have had mine for almost four years now and have played along with other musicians using far more expensive top of the line guitars? and I never fail to get complements on the tones I get out of this instrument. From smooth clean, to heavy distortion, the two 2 humbucking pickups give you tremendous flexibility and perhaps the best Les Paul sound you will ever find for a guitar is this price range. These are the pros. Here are the cons: Inexpensive instruments = inexpensive parts. Out of the box, my guitar sounded great and the comfortable low action set up was more then adequate to keep me content. However, with time, this guitar will reveal and keep you reminded that it is an inexpensive guitar. The inside electronics will require maintenance at some point, and possibly an eventual replacement, as they become loose and produce bad static noise with time (I see I am not the only one with this problem). The machine heads, knobs, and cheap plastic jackplate you also want to eventually replace or upgrade. However, these are relatively inexpensive fixes (plus the warranty covers a lot). If you are willing to accept that this guitar will require some fix ups down the road, with this price I?d say you are still getting quite an amazing instrument. Oh, and did I mention the guitar simply looks awesome? Despite the cons, this guitar will give you the Les sound without the expected Les price tag. It's not perfect, but you won?t be braking the bank here either. For the beginner, or budget minded like myself, there is very much to like about the Les Paul Special II. And for the left-handed player, even more!!!

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mines 10 years old

Was my first humbucker guitar. Bought it in 1997. Replaced the pickups(in 1998 and 2004) with DiMarzios (Super DistortionII-bridge,PAF Pro-neck). Still sounds nice and ratty through my Marshall but the...Read complete review

Was my first humbucker guitar. Bought it in 1997. Replaced the pickups(in 1998 and 2004) with DiMarzios (Super DistortionII-bridge,PAF Pro-neck). Still sounds nice and ratty through my Marshall but the stock tuners are junk, the nut is cracked, chipped and all knobs and hardware/pots have come loose one time or the other. Its been plastered in stickers and later, stripped. Its now my "4th" guitar(which for a hobbyist, means I play it maybe twice a year). I'll keep it forever though. There are better value left-handed beginner guitars, so I would pass it up and save up and buy something with better hardware and build quality(Epiphone G-400/Ibanez/LTD, Scheckter, etc.)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Les Paul Special II Left-Hander

By JoelePoet

from CA

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Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

For the money, the Les Paul Special II is quite possibly the most tempting Les Paul ever made for the Left handed guitarist. However, most experienced players are probably wondering? what am I getting into, here, buying one of these budget versions of a classic? Well, for starters, you are getting phenomenal tone, worthy of the Les Paul name. Yes, I have had mine for almost four years now and have played along with other musicians using far more expensive top of the line guitars? and I never fail to get complements on the tones I get out of this instrument. From smooth clean, to heavy distortion, the two 2 humbucking pickups give you tremendous flexibility and perhaps the best Les Paul sound you will ever find for a guitar is this price range. These are the pros. Here are the cons: Inexpensive instruments = inexpensive parts. Out of the box, my guitar sounded great and the comfortable low action set up was more then adequate to keep me content. However, with time, this guitar will reveal and keep you reminded that it is an inexpensive guitar. The inside electronics will require maintenance at some point, and possibly an eventual replacement, as they become loose and produce bad static noise with time (I see I am not the only one with this problem). The machine heads, knobs, and cheap plastic jackplate you also want to eventually replace or upgrade. However, these are relatively inexpensive fixes (plus the warranty covers a lot). If you are willing to accept that this guitar will require some fix ups down the road, with this price I?d say you are still getting quite an amazing instrument. Oh, and did I mention the guitar simply looks awesome? Despite the cons, this guitar will give you the Les sound without the expected Les price tag. It's not perfect, but you won?t be braking the bank here either. For the beginner, or budget minded like myself, there is very much to like about the Les Paul Special II. And for the left-handed player, even more!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT!

By Punk

from PA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anything with distortion
    • Jamming
    • Metal
    • Practicing
    • Punk
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

    I am a musician that has been playing Ephiphones since the early 90's. I have two strats, one les paul, and just got my eph.. SG.. I bought this guitar for [$] used with the neck pickup falling out.. It is by far my fav.. As soon as I get some more money I plan to get on here and order another new one.. the bridge pickup is amazing and the neck is nice and thin so you can move very fast. I couldn't believe the sound out of a guitar this cheep! I pride myself on spending money on quality and was saving for a Gibson.. (have always wanted one) but save your cash and buy one of these!! Couldn't ask for a better guitar! As for anyone reading this.. You prob know how hard it is to find a good lefty.. Ephiphone does it right! Plus this is by far my cheapest guitar and truly believe it is my best. When I walk out on stage it is the guitar I start with, and unless I break a string.. Its the one I end with.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great starter guitar

    By LesPaul89-B6mun

    from NY

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

    I've had this guitar for almost a year now and it's served me well. Some features do fit the price tag. The pickups aren't that great, sustain is ok, but sound quality leaves a bit to be desired. The tuners are cheap, when you take the strings off they're very loose. I've modified mine so now it's a pretty killer guitar. I put in a set of Seymour-Duncans (duncan distortion bridge, duncan jazz neck) locking tuners, chrome jack plate, and I only use d'addario 10s. Granted for the same money you could buy a better Les Paul, but to me it was worth it. The finish on mine is fantastic which is what I love about Epiphone - even on their cheaper guitars, the quality of the finish is great.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow!!!

    By Tom Eddie

    from Fox Lake, Il

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    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

    I'm a Fender guy, lefty, been playing a long time. I like a humbucker guitar from time to time so for $164, lefty, I bought it on a whim...took a gamble so to speak. This little sucker wails...stock! ...stays in tune, well put together...nice neck, frets, fingerboard, finish, etc. I started using it with the boys and wondered if it could hold up to real use...so far, so good (6 mo.). I like it so much I might get another and mod it, but this one's staying stock and getting played. Maybe I got their one out of a hundred perfect guitars, but if their quality is consistant, this baby is a steal.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Why spend more than you need to?

    By Vince

    from Grass Valley, California.

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    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

    I own a dozen (or so) left handed axes. This guitar is serious bang for the buck.All the Epiphones I own kick serious @#!. As with ALL cheaper versions of Les Pauls, SG's etc. you may need to have some intonation/neck & bridge adjustments done.

     
    4.0

    Great budget minded guitar!

    By Patrick

    from Seattle WA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good looking
    • Les Paul Feel
    • Simple

    Cons

    • Bad Stock Setup
    • Cheap Finish

    Best Uses

    • Expirimenting
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

    Let me start off with this is NOT a Gibson so I'm going to try not to compare it to a Gibson Les Paul. I don't think it's fair to compare a $1K plus guitar to a 2 hundred buk guitar. I bought this guitar mainly to practice with while on a 6 month deployment from home. This guitar is the perfect candidate for my use. I also want to use this guitar as my test subject for doing my own setup.

    I bought a used version from musicians friend for like 1 fifty. It came in a sealed box with a quality assurance seal intact. After unboxing it I examined it and found some cosmetic defects that were in the description when I bought it. I attribute it to a lower cost finish that chipped off when it was knocked over at one point. The guitar feels good in my hands. It seems to have good sustain for a lower end guitar.

    The only thing I would suggest is to get this guitar set up by a professional. Mine came all out of wack it had a really hi action out of the box. I would recommend this guitar to someone who is on a budget because I believe with the right setup and tlc this guitar can run with any guitar in its class!

     
    4.0

    It is useless to resist

    By earthtojohn

    from Au Sable Forks, NY

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • The finish is good

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        We Lefties are to often left out in the goldrush of budget guitars built in Asia. Kudos to Epiphone and MF for this offering. Les Paul tone and vibe for less than 2 large is a wonderful thing. The red and yellow burst would not be my first choice and the tuners will need upgrading. A little lube on the gears may help that. Thanks to all invoved in delivering this deal!!

         
        5.0

        Very nice for the price!

        By leftylpjunior

        from Guatemala

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        this is a great guitar for beginer or middle experience players, it sounds great. i play rock and punk music and this axe kicks butt. the only thing that i dont like about it it that makes a little "buzzing" on the first fret

         
        3.0

        Great if you're broke like me.

        By Nakano

        from USA

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is great if you are left handed and can't afford an expensive guitar. At least it's a brand name and not one of those knock-off's. When I got mine, the intonation was really messed up. You will need to have it set up if you want it to stay in tune. A great value!

         
        5.0

        Good Guitar

        By Seth-MLxPl

        from North Carolina

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        This is my first 1st guitar and I have been playing it for a couple of months and it not bad. It has been a good guitar to learn on. I have had some problems with keeping it in tune and the little E string does slip a little but other than that I have had no other problems with it.

         
        4.0

        Good for the money :)

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        I've owned this guitar for two years and it's served me really well. If you tweak it to how you like, add some humbucker pickups maybe, put it into a good amp, it will sounds great. I've put new pickups and all that and I'm extremely happy. Great for the money and alot cheaper than a Gibson!

         
        5.0

        nice guitar

        By jrock109

        from NC

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        Nice guitar, like the feel of it. Real easy to tune...actually my fist guitar and very pleased.

         
        4.0

        Pretty Nice

        By Brandon Hinners

        from Boca Raton Florida

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        I am actaully a right handed guitar player. I have this guitar and play it upside down. People like seeing that at gigs and its fun. The guitar has a pretty nice sound to it. Sounds better clean. I like it and its a nice guitar ro have. I just bought it because i wanted a left handed guitar but i didnt want to go all out with the money. Its a nice guitar to just mess around with and have fun with.

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for your money

        By BlindShock

        from Florida

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        This was my second guitar and it has held up very well. I play it everyday and the only issues I've had have been very minor problems like the volume knobs falling off and such. Buy this guitar, stick humbuckers in it, you will not regret it!

         
        3.0

        Bad Tuners ??

        By axeman777

        from Houston, Tx.

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        Guitar looks nice out of the box, but during the first 2 hours playing it, just wouldn't stay tuned.3 of the tuners were very loose on one side, and appeared to be stripped out, when you tried to tighten them.This guitar would sound decent if it had better quality grovers.

         
        4.0

        Great Beginner Guitar

        By lespaul

        from New York

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        This is a great beginners guitar. I have had it for a few months now and I am impressed with it, however you can tell that you are getting what you paid for. The pickups are not great, but overall a very good guitar.

         
        4.0

        Not bad..

        By skViQ82_E

        from FLA

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        This was my second guitar after I bought a cheap knock-off Fender and to be honest for the money, it's really not that bad. If you get it worked on and replace the pickups with P-90s or something very strong it'll sound good. I replace mine with P-90 Phatt Kats and the thing sounds brand new. Not bad for money, of course needs a little work.

         
        5.0

        It is amazing

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        This was and is my first guitar. I have been playing aggressive music and its held up very wellIts a great pick for anyone from beginner to expert

         
        2.0

        You got what you pay for.

        By Seanman

        from Canada

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        I've had this guitar for a year, and I want to go die. It's freaking awful. The tone I can't really complain about but I had to replace the wiring. the tone knob fell right off, and now the jack won't work. The neck is loose and the strap holder always needs to be screwed back in. Also, this thing can't stay in tune at all. all in all, this thing is useless. I'm going to buy a Godin next week.

         
        4.0

        Review

        By Matt-izn91

        from Atl

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        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special II Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        This is a good first guitar for the price. The neck is pretty fast, but hard to access the upper frets. It also has very little sustain. The low A and E strings have bad fret buzz on arrival, so I suggest having a set-up done. The tuners are low quality: the guitar goes out of tune easily and takes alot of little adjustments to tune. The tone nob is very unreasponsive and cuts all treble out at about 3. All that being said, the guitar does have nice warm tone and plays pretty smoothly. Overall it's a good first guitar.

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