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Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar  Worn TV Yellow

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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
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (28)
  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good tone (23)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (24)
  • Practicing (23)
  • Recording (15)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Rock concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6), Novice (5)

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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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5.0

Nice solid piece of guitar and sounds great

By 

from Boston but in CT. Now

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

    Very nice guitar right out of the box. The wood grain look was not present on the one I got but Musicians friend offered to take it back but my son and I loved the way it played and sounded so we kept it and still happy with it. Don't wait. For the money you will love this guitar.

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    5.0

    Great guitar

    By 

    from Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar for the money plays very well. All it needed was the bridge lowered to improve the action, easy fix. Love the way it sounds.

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      5.0

      Better than a LP? Can that be?

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      from the whole world over

      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
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

        Background: I played tons of Gibsons over the years. I have had a 1969 LP Deluxe that came with two of the white non-humbucking pickups. These pickups were terrible sounding and made so much noise I had to replace them with humbuckers. The neck was OK, but not great, shape-wise. So, I got rid of it (big mistake. These things are going for $2K-$3K now ... sigh I then bought a '70 LP Custom, 'The Fretless Wonder'. I never could play it (my problem not the guitar's) because of the low frets. It was more of a Jazz guitar than a rock guitar. So I got rid of it --- another big mistake. It was a beautiful instrument in the right hands, I had a friend who was a very good jazz guitarist and he made it sing.

        Enter the LP Special I P-90's --- now, maybe it's just me, but this is a guitar I have fallen in love with. Granted it's the first Gibson (Epiphone) I have owned since 1973 when I sold the LP Custom, but this thing ROCKS. I bought one for my daughter, and after playing it for an hour ordered another one for myself. The P-90's do make some noise, but nothing like the Deluxe. And this guitar sounds great.

        It isn't the gorgeous block of Honduras mahogany on the Deluxe, but this plays and sounds so much
        better.

        I'm a real fan of older/vintage guitars, and rarely bump into new models that I like as much, but I have to give credit where it's due, and this is it.

        Even the tuners that some people talk about are fine for stock tuners. You could replace them if you like, but frankly I'll just wait until they wear out, if they ever do.

        I've also, never been a big fan of the stop tailpiece/one-piece bridge combination in the past. But again I have to admit that it works just fine on this guitar.

        Naturally, there's no whammy bar on this guitar. but the LP's I had were stock tailpieces with no spring loaded accessories.

        All in all, if you are in the market for an electric, irregardless of price, you should audition this thing through a decent amp.

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        5.0

        Great guitar best for the money

        By 

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Bridge Needed Lowered

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

        Great axe for the money, came in great condition and on or before time. The only con was an easy fix to lower the bridge for better action. Plays well and sounds great can't beat the guitar for the money. I would recommend it to my friends.

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        5.0

        Exellent quality for the price

        By 

        from Mansfield, Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

        Exceded my expectations

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        5.0

        xcellent guitar

        By 

        from Fairmont, Wv.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        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:

          This guitar is fun and very easy to play. Has a nice feel in your hands and great action!!!

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          5.0

          LTD. ED. SPECIAL -1 GUITAR

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          from HUDSON, FLORIDA

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          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          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:

            GREAT GUITAR. FUN TO PLAY. GOOD SOUND. RIGHT OUT
            OF THE BOX SET UP WAS PERFECT. NICE SLIM NECK. FOR
            A INEXPENSIVE OR ANY GUITAR THIS IS VERY NICE.

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            4.0

            TWENTY TWO frets?

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            from TX

            About Me Experienced

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

                  I'm just making a note that this is a 22 fret guitar, not 21.

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                  5.0

                  Fits the bill nicely

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                  from Bradenton, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Pleasure To Hold And Play

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Play'n At Home For Fun
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

                    Just purchased this while on sale. Now it's a little more money.
                    I bought one last week for my 8 year old grandson. When it arrived I was quite surprised just how well this played and balanced it felt.
                    Light and great neck action straight out of the box.
                    So... I had to have one too!
                    Just received number two and it is just as good as the other. I think they really take the time to inspect & set up these Chinese made guitars back in Tennessee.
                    Glad I have it and do please consider this guitar. It is a steal even at higher price compared to many more expensive instruments.

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                    4.0

                    Great for the price. Color not as shown.

                    By 

                    from Roswell NM

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • It's Not Yellow

                    Best Uses

                    • Diy Project
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar:

                    I don't see how they can make this guitar for this price.
                    Plays well right out of the box, although I will adjust the action and replace the strings right away.
                    The only disappointment is the color. It's far from the bright yellow in the picture. More of a slightly yellow putty color. Ugly. Good foundation for a paint it yourself project.

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