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Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar  Ebony

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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
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hype....a bad thing imo

By Salacious B. Crumb

from Oz USA

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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.

(6 of 6 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.

(4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice for the money.

By oldhippytrips

from The Colony TX

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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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best bang for a buck I have found!

    By Journeyman

    from Piute County, Utah

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar:

      I was really surprised when I received this Epiphone Les Paul Special VE! It came in perfect condition. The neck on this guitar is the most perfect fret work I have ever seen. All the neck needed was a slight truss rod/relief and polishing with "0000" Steel wool. I also set this guitar up to my liking which wasn't hard to do. Bottom line this is the nicest budget guitar I have ever purchased ( have bought a lot of them of various makes). I am very happy with it!

       
      4.0

      Great guitar. Bad soldering.

      By Pastor Titus

      from Maryland

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar:

      I had already bought a different guitar when I saw this one come along in the open box deals. I was wanting this guitar but it was back ordered for months so I bought something else. Then I saw it and immediately bough it and took the other one back. It sound great it was pretty well set up already and it is beautiful darker color than what the picture shows. But... then I started playing it for a few days and the connection for the neck pick up on the switch failed. I was really frustrated and Musicians friend said that they could only take it back not repair it. So I could send it back and wait for months or fix it my self. I fixed it myself. It's AWESOME now. But the solder job done on this guitar that I have was horrible. Like a child did it blind folded. Probably the last one done on a Friday or something. Other than than though it is an awesome guitar for the money. I have only played acoustic for years and years so I wanted something inexpensive to get back in the feel of an electric. I would totally buy epiphone again.

       
      5.0

      This guitar is great. It's an incredible deal for the price.

      By Benny Ben

      from Poconos, Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar:

        I was surprised how good it sounded, especially the rhythm pickup. Didn't need to adjust the neck at all. Good action.

         
        4.0

        Looks great

        By Dommor

        from NW Washington

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar:

        Great looking guitar for the price, clear sound, electronics all working perfectly.
        Frets are sharp and sticking out, probably due to cold weather and improper storage, shipping.
        I'm keeping it and having the frets dressed properly (thus 4 stars) as my guess is others will be the same in that warehouse batch.

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