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Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar  

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Overview
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $209.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $80.00
  • Your Price:
    $12900
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Real Les Paul tone and feel for beginners or pros.

This is a limited edition version of Epiphone's number one selling model available with a choice of "worn" finishes. The Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-I is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar with real Les Paul tone and feel. But seasoned pros love the Special-I also because it's a great-sounding, workhorse guitar that lets them leave their more expensive axes at home.

The authentic LP power starts with an basswood, trademarked Les Paul body with a bolted-on "1960's" SlimTaper™ mahogany neck featuring a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. The Special-I is voiced by a pair of hot open-coil Epiphone 700T and 650R humbucker pickups, giving it massive, unmistakable Les Paul tone. Like all of Epiphone's electric guitars, it comes standard-equipped with 500K potentiometers for the master volume and master tone controls, plus Epiphone's heavy-duty 3-way pickup selector toggle switch and exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack. This value-champ also now features nickel hardware including an intonated, one-piece wraparound bridge-stopbar.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 21 frets
  • D-shaped profile
  • Epiphone 700T bridge humbucker
  • Epiphone 650R neck humbucker
  • Master volume, master volume controls
  • 3-way pickup toggle switch
  • Nickel hardware
  • Intonated, one-piece wraparound bridge-stopbar
  • Coverered, 14:1 diecast tuners
  • Polyurethane finish

Order today to get your Special guitar.

 

Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16 nut width
  • 12" fretboard radius
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (5)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Small venues (3)
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    4.0

    Good basic Axe for shredding!

    By hadzimurad - USA

    from N. Hollywood, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Neck Straight -15th Fret
    • Very Lightweight--

    Cons

    • None At This Price

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

      Good Lmt. Edition. not sparkling shine but modestly humble torn Black guitar of a long time nostalgia. Can shred out killing tone with a new set of Seimour Duncan HB put it. action very low out of box and its fast neck has the same feeling of a Gibson LP DirtyFinger under my hands. Very good speed fingering with this Epiphone. Believe it or not : Got it almost half price that you saw in here thanks to MF gift card purchase promoted. Musician hadziMurad , N Hollywood. -- Go play Boys

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      4.0

      I am very happy with the purchase.

      By Ebereis

      from Newark New jersey

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Flat Sound

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

      I am very happy with the purchase of my Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar.
      She and linda, arrived very well guarded, and the delivery was on time thank you recommend ....

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      5.0

      best guitar ever

      By Crust

      from Brockton, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      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 Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

        best guitar ever

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A simple guitar for the best of sounds

        By RICHARD BECKHOLT

        from Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Love The Satin Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

          A great buy at an even greater price!The yellow finish is superb.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I

          By lssthnzr0

          from Lexington, IL

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

          I agree with most of the reviews already posted. This is a great little guitar for the money!

          It just FEELS good to play. The neck has a realy nice feel to it. The pick ups aren't the best, but better than some other entry level guitars. The tuners aren't great, as you'll need to re-tune every time you pick it up. The lack of adjustable saddles makes it nearly impossible to get the intonation right for every string, but you can come close. I like the satin finish, but others may not.

          All and all don't even attempt to compare this to a $300+ guitar. It won't stack up.

          But if you are looking for a beginner guitar, or just a cheap guitar you can pound on and not care this would be a great option.

          For someone new to playing guitar, consider this:

          You'll need to tune it every time you pick it up. But as a beginner, you need to learn how to tune the guitar.

          The pick ups aren't amazing. As a beginner you won't know the difference.

          You won't be able to set the intonation properly. As a beginner, you don't know what intonation is and won't be playing on the upper register.

          Basswood is not mahogany, let alone mahogany with a maple cap. The tone is not as good, nor is the sustain. But as a beginner, could you tell?

          The important thing is that as a beginner, this guitar feels good and will encourage you to play. There is a little fret buzz, but it doesn't come through the amp, so it's not really noticable.

          The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that the body is thinner than a regular Les Paul, so the guitar doesn't really fit properly in the fitted case. Two folded old T-Shirts should "shim" it up just fine!

          For the price, for someone just learning guitar, or just a kick around guitar, I reccomend you consider this as an option.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unreal, Crunch like no other!

          By Sweetbilly63

          from Utah

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Palm Muting Accessibility
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

          I think people are fool's who do not add this limited edition guitar to their collection. Best Brand New Guitar for the price I have ever purchased. Custom shop, set up very nice right out of box. Box is marked... Gibson Nashville. I am in love with this Guitar!!!

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          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          cool little banger

          By krammed

          from new jersey

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

          i got this just to do some upgrading and because I've always dug the 'TV yellow' color on gtrs. After changing the tuners to Grovers and adding a Duncan Invader, it became what I wanted it for - something fun to bang around on. Is it a professional piece? No! Does it feel good to just pick it up, crank an amp, and peel off some some thick, single-note, palm-muted runs? Absolutely! There you go, for what it's worth.

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