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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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OVERVIEW

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 19 reviews)

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (19)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Good pick up (13)
  • Solid electronics (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (17)
    • Practicing (15)
    • Recording (10)
    • Small venues (9)
    • Rock concerts (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), 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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    sweet little leslie

    By That Dude

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Only one volume knob

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

    It's a great relaxed guitar, feels and sounds like a Les Paul, has the look to proove it. It is perfect for rhythm and accenting a lead guitar. It can be used as a lead guitar when in the hands of someone more talented then I am, but I'm more rhythm any way.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nothing here but good stuff!

    By JoeKroll57

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

      No guitar this inexpensive has any right to feel, play or sound this good!I traded someone a spare amp I had sitting around for one of these. This thing is GREAT! I was blown away by the sounds that I was able to get out of this guitar. My only dings are that the tuners are pretty bad and I'm not a huge fan of the bridge, but those are easy fixes. Epiphone has mastered putting value, great sound, and overall quality into an instrument available at a price point available to anybody. There is nothing fancy about this guitar, but the way it feels in my hands, sounds to my ears, and makes me feel when I play make me keep coming back for more. This is a great guitar!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I love this guitar.

      By Chicken Picker

      from Foley, Alabama

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Non-adjustable Bridge
      • Poor Tuners

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

      Not a fancy guitar, no high gloss finish, no body binding. But, you can't beat this guitar for the price. It's the best value around. Easy to play short scale. Versatile sound with the HH pups. Very light so you can wear it on your shoulder all night. The only complaint I had was the tuners did not keep it in tune with the heavier flat wound strings I like, so I replaced them with a set of Mighty Mites. I also smoothed the back of the neck with a piece of steel wool to make it fast.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

        (3 of 3 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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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            (3 of 4 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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