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Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar Worn Cherry 

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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...Read More

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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

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SPECIFICATIONS

Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar

  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16 nut width
  • 12" fretboard radius
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (16)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (14)
    • Practicing (13)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Rock concerts (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I

    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...Read complete review

    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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    cool little banger

    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...Read complete review

    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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    4.0

    cant beat the price

    By Blackshirts

    from Nebraska

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

    the Reason I didnt give it 5 stars is because the neck pick up is off center a little bit and the strings are so dry or something if you slide up or down the them it sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard easy fix with strings i like

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    4.0

    Great addition to my herd.

    By Mack

    from Murray, Ky.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

      Great for the price.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best Bang For Your Buck.

      By Chicken Picker

      from Foley, Alabama

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Travel Guitar
      • Light
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Finish Low Quality
      • No Body Binding

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

      I'm blown Away !!!!! If you want a great guitar this is undoubtedly the best bang for your buck. With the Free Shipping you can't go wrong. The guitar was very easy to play right out of the box. A little "Finger Ease" makes the neck fast. I may lower the strings a little more but really don't need to. This would be a great guitar to learn on for a youngster. Short scale for short fingers. The Finish is not too pretty but I can live with it.

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      5.0

      MF HAS DONE IT AGAIN

      By WOUNDEDKNEE

      from RAINSVILLE AL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Little Player
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • None Great For The Price

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

      CAN'T BEAT IT FOR THE COST, GOOD LITTLE GUITAR

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      5.0

      Good Basic Guitar

      By stag

      from Florida

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

        Great no frills guitar perfect for practice.

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        5.0

        Best guitar value in town...

        By Mike

        from Holly, MI

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

          Great little guitar. Excellent fit and finish. Set up was OK right out of the box. Minor complaint, I wish the TV yellow was a solid color, but it is a semi transparent over a faux mahogany woodgrain. The quality of the guitar would stand on its own. It doesn't need to pretend to be something it's not.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Pleasant Surprise

          By Curt

          from Orono, Maine

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

            My son wanted a LP for Christmas,I don't have the coin so we got the Epi. I've owned every pricey guitar there is and this is perfectly done. the fit & finish, play-ability and a fret-dress straight from the box that made my last $3500 piece look like trash. I'd gig w/it in a snap. NICE!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great inexpensive guitar

            By BillA

            from Rhinebeck, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Iconic Look
            • Inexpensive
            • Nice neck
            • Smooth Fret Edges
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz
            • No Onboard Computers

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

            It's a great little no-frills guitar. Lightweight. Sustain is pretty good, probably because of the wraparound bridge/tailpiece. All the components are decent but could be upgraded if necessary. Intonation is good. Nice sound unplugged or otherwise. Lots of fun to play. Great for a cheap guitar. Some fret buzz. The TV Yellow (mustard) paint job is nice but not flashy, which I like.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Guitar to Jam with

            By Cirex

            from Ponce, PR

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Customize
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Not A Les Paul Feel

            Best Uses

            • Back-up Guitar
            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

            Very nice guitar for his price, actually I'm kinda of impressive. It loooks nice. Very light weight. I had a Les Paul Santard Pro ago, I lost it and I bought this one just because I need the Les Paul feel. This guitar has a decent sound, and best of all, this particular model, is not P90, so this humbuckers set up are perfect, so you can upgrade it, or, leaving like that by default has a decent sound. The"pre-adjust" action requieres attention, I felt it a little bit high when it arrives, so I tweek with it a little, and ready to go. I have been jammin with this since arrived few days ago.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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