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Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar  Ebony

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Epiphone introduces the Les Paul Special VE (Vintage Edition) electric guitar featuring the classic Les Paul profile with a lightweight Poplar body.&...Read More

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With new Vintage Worn finishes and powered by Open Coil Humbuckers

Epiphone introduces the Les Paul Special VE (Vintage Edition) electric guitar featuring the classic Les Paul profile with a lightweight Poplar body. The Les Paul Special VE is powered by Epiphone Open Coil humbuckers and is available in beautiful “Vintage Worn” color finishes.

For decades, the Les Paul Special has been one of Epiphone’s best selling electric guitars. And the new Les Paul Special VE—inspired by the Les Paul, the greatest electric guitar in rock—continues the tradition of giving new both players and pros a real Les Paul at a price anyone can afford.

Case sold separately.

Classic Les Paul profile
The Les Paul Special VE has a Poplar body with a sleek look thanks to the Vintage Worn finish and no binding on the neck or body. The Les Paul VE is cut to the same classic profile of all Les Pauls and has a comfortable and fast Mahogany bolt-on neck with a 1960's SlimTaper D profile. The Rosewood fingerboard has traditional Pearloid "Dot" inlays, a 24.75” scale, a 14” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a standard 1-11/16” nut. Just below the headstock is the famed “bell” shaped truss rod cover found on every Les Paul since the early '50s with “Vintage Edition” in white. 

Epiphone Open Coil Humbuckers
The Les Paul Special VE features Epiphone’s world famous open-coil humbuckers with a warm 650R in the neck position and a slightly hotter 700T in the bridge or lead position.Controls include a 3-way pickup selector switch, a Master Volume, and a Master Tone control, each with traditional “Black Speed Knobs” pots with long lasting
500K Ω potentiometers.

All-Metal Hardware
Epiphone features all-metal rock solid hardware on all of its instruments. The Les Paul Special VE comes standard with the legendary Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for easy set up. Tuning is fast and reliable with Epiphone Premium Covered tuners with a 14:1 ratio.The higher the ratio, the more accurate your tuning. The tuners are mounted on an Epiphone Clipped Ear headstock with Les Paul Model in gold and the Epiphone log in silver. In addition, a "2016" Edition logo is on the back of the headstock. 

All Epiphones come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s world famous 24/7/365 Customer Service.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Poplar
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 650R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 700T
  • 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: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Vintage worn finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None

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EpiphoneLes Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice for the money.

By oldhippytrips

from The Colony TX

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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 Vintage Edition Electric Guitar:

    I hate that it won't stand alone. I have to use a special stand.

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hype....a bad thing imo

    By MrP

    from Hardy Ar

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not one negative

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar:

    I'm 65, got my first guitar in 1966, a 1964 Gibson es335 at a pawn shop. I've had two strats and aprox 10 other brands, martin shanandoah, Gibson sg, Alverez, etc. I don't golf, fish, bowl, my hobbies are women and guitars. Having said all that 90% of solid body electric guitar sound is about 1. the player 2. the playability, neck radius etc 3. The amp & effects. Absoulely not brand name. Hype is so prevelent that players pro and novice alike, are adversely effected selection wise, me included for 45 yrs, they miss out on "the sound" they want. This Epi VE with the popular body combo'ed with the mahogany neck is the best sounding guitar I've ever played. Out of the box, minor tweaks, stock strings through a Bugera amp the popular body has that cutting edge that mahogany just doesn't have. The price is insane for a great guitar. If I had played it first in a shop I would have left with it whatever it took. Asian built guitars are not junk anymore. NOTE: I had already decided if I liked the guitar I would stain it darker than the site photo color. It arrive the color I had in mind, a major plus and erie coincidence.
    Thank you for reading and good day.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All my friends went wild.

    By Nanook

    from Moorpark, Ca

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Now my crew all want one.
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Nothing negative so far.

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Size and weight are perfect, sounds wonderful.

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar:

    Just learning the basics. Perfect first Guitar but with plenty of potential.

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