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Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar  

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This is a limited edition version of one of the most popular Epiphone's now available with a choice of alluring new finishes. The Epiphone Ltd Ed Spe...Read More

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Limited-edition metallic finishes for this popular Epiphone.

This is a limited edition version of one of the most popular Epiphone's now available with a choice of alluring new finishes. The Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar with real Les Paul tone and feel. But seasoned pros love the Special II 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 all-mahogany, trademarked Les Paul body with a bolted-on "1960s" SlimTaper™ mahogany neck featuring a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. The Special-II Metallic 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 the Epiphone LockTone(™ locking Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for amazing sustain and even more mind-blowing value.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 frets
  • D-shaped profile
  • Epiphone 700T bridge humbucker
  • Epiphone 650R neck humbucker
  • Master volume, master volume controls
  • 3-way pickup toggle switch
  • Nickel hardware
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
  • Coverered, 14:1 diecast tuners
  • Polyurethane finish
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar

  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 12" fretboard radius
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EpiphoneLtd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Jamming (5)
    • Recording (3)
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      • Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No Frills, but playable, comfortable,electric guitar in an interesting blue color

    Overall, a good intermediate guitar with good features and average build quality. I don't recommend this exact guitar for a first time beginner compared to strat copies in this price range. The tuners...Read complete review

    Overall, a good intermediate guitar with good features and average build quality. I don't recommend this exact guitar for a first time beginner compared to strat copies in this price range. The tuners on this one just are not very good.

    You would have to take it somewhere to get a proper alignment, The one that number #12 does in China is not worth a #2.

    Might be a good second guitar for anybody. For me, owning it less than 1 full day is what this review is based on. I am not sure if I will keep it for 44 more days. It did not want to stay in tune the first 3 hours I played it, but I adjusted the settings and new strings the 4th hour was making progress, so I will check tonight. Good luck on your decision!
    Well, for the price, it's pretty hard to compare anything else out there.
    The pickups are OK, maybe better than average for this price, but I am using a Digitech GNX4 that makes everything sound good for the electric side

    Took about 3 hours to setup and get it to stay in tune. The back of the head stock has a sticker that said it was setup in China by worker #12. I think that worker #12 is a novice. Out of the box, the neck had a bit of bowing, and the string height was rather high for a new guitar. The low E string and the A string had a horrible buzz past the 6 fret that was corrected using the supplied truss rod allen wrench. The harmonics were way off from the factory. The harmonics are easily adjusted using the bridge on this guitar at least.

    I feel sorry for a beginner who gets this for a first guitar and never takes it in for an alignment\setup. With a proper alignment, there is no more buzzing, the string height above the 12th fret is not great though either. It's about par for what you might expect for this price range.

    The studs that hold the tail piece and bridge are easily removed, though I am not sure that this is a good thing.
    It's a basic Les Paul-shaped body, bolten on thin wide neck, but much much lighter wood is used. It's easy to wear this with a strap for a few hours, and not feel like a ton of bricks on your neck like a real Les Paul. Would make a good practice guitar, as long as it stays in tune.
    The neck has sup-par tuners and fret wire. Fret Wire is very thin, and could use more polishing, Tuners feel like plastic, but are metal. The high E string that comes with this guitar broke after 3 minutes of moderate bending. I put a set of Super Slinky's on it and no more problems. The electronics are good, resisting the temptation to upgrade the pickups, but these stock ones are not too bad really. The control knobs and switch are quite and smooth.

    The finish of the Pelham blue reminds me of my Dad's Oldmobile Delta 88 or a Cutless. It is an automotive-like gloss metallic old-man's blue. At least it's different from most standard electric guitar colors, but it may not be for everybody. The one I received is actually a little more grey than blue.Nice sparkles, unique.....
    The quality of the finish is very good though,
    For this price, you are getting a nice Epiphone guitar. The wood quality is questionable, hidden by a nice laquer coating.
    The trade-off is that is does now kill your neck to play with a strap like with a real LP.

    Th chromed pieces seem to be made out of a light alloy pig iron. The Tuners need some kind of upgrade, - They are not smooth when tuning, thought the ratio is good for the amount of turns per string adjustment. The fingerboard rosewood is entry level quality. Where the neck meets the body, it comes in at a weird angle. It looks as if the bottom two neck bolts would need tightened more, but they were pretty snug when I checked.

    The Electonics are pretty good for this price range. Save your money and don't bother upgrading the pickups, you'll spend more in the upgrades than you did on the guitar itself in no time.

    The strings that it ships with are terrible 8 gauge. Put a good set, name brand within the first day I would say.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Won't stay in tune

    I just recently got this electric guitar. I changed the strings straight away as they never come with great strings. I am having a hard time keeping it in tune when I add a...Read complete review

    I just recently got this electric guitar. I changed the strings straight away as they never come with great strings. I am having a hard time keeping it in tune when I add a capo. typically, I only use the capo on my acoustic but like the sound for some songs. I lead worship at a small church, and wanted something to rock out with, and it will need some adjustment to work like I need it to. It looks fantastic, though!

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    3.0

    Won't stay in tune

    By worshippastor42

    from denver, co

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Great look

    Cons

    • Needs adjustments
    • Out Of Tune Easily

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

    I just recently got this electric guitar. I changed the strings straight away as they never come with great strings. I am having a hard time keeping it in tune when I add a capo. typically, I only use the capo on my acoustic but like the sound for some songs. I lead worship at a small church, and wanted something to rock out with, and it will need some adjustment to work like I need it to. It looks fantastic, though!

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    5.0

    ltd pelham blue special II

    By JERRY101

    from WOONSOCKET ,RI

    About Me Novice

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Value
    • Play Right Out Of The Box
    • Quality Build
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

      best value for price I have seen in a while, very impressed all around, really sounds and plays well, Pelham blue color fantastic

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      5.0

      My first Guitar, and it is working well.

      By Hotwls13

      from Bakersfield, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

        I'm a beginner, having never played guitar before. I did a lot of research before buying and the Epiphone Les Paul Special II kept coming up as a good, inexpensive, beginner guitar. I'm using it for Rocksmith as well as following Justinguitar's beginner course. 5 Days in and I have no complaints. For what I needed, it seems to be working perfectly.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good quality guitar for the money

        By Matt

        from North California

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

        This is an all around good sounding and durable instrument. Obviously its not going to be the best of the best. It is made in china and its made with pretty inexpensive parts but for a little over a hundred you cant really go wrong with it. Mine has some fret buzz but it dosent really get picked up in the amps im using so im not too worried. Really cool color and finish on this guitar i went with the candy apple red and i like the way it looks. If you need a kicker guitar to practice on and to travel around with but you also want good quality sound and a durable build i would suggest picking up one of these.

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        5.0

        Great bang for the buck

        By Ryan Clark

        from Central Pa.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

              This is a great solid, well built guitar! Great buy for the price.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great guitar fro th money

              By tim

              from bay city, michigan

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None For The Price

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

              This guitar has exceptional playability, great action and a good solid tone. This guitar is all about the value and the dependability.....U can take your playing to the next level by clicking here......http://4d34253dzdtfwvekk-ue-i0lff.hop.clickbank.net/

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow what an instrument for the price!

              By GW

              from Coos Bay, OR

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable Quality Instr
              • Easy to play
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

                You can expect to pay 2 or 3 Times the amount in any guitar store I have seen. I picked metallic blue and have never seen a color like it.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very good guitar for the price!

                By Scott Dias

                from Wyoming

                Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

                This is one of the better guitars I have played.
                If you are looking for a very good, inexpensive guitar buy this one! I tuned it up out of the box and was truely amazed at the tones I was getting. I bent the strings and played hard on it and it stayed in tune! It comes with 10 gauge strings which I prefer. Truely a stage worthy guitar. I have the candy apple red finish and it looks really nice!
                I absolutely love the neck on this guitar. It has a very solid feel to it. The pick-ups produce many awsome tones.
                Excellent value!

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar and Great Price.

                Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

                I have been playing the guitar since I was 12 and now im 27. I have owned many guitars ranging from Fender to Peavey but I must say this guitar plays just as good or better than any other guitar I have ever owned. This is great for a first timer or someone who already has experience playing. This is my favorite guitar now. A++++

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best money I've ever spent

                Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Special-II Metallic Electric Guitar:

                Good quality low price
                Plays good and looks good. For the price you cant go wrong I got it to transition between playing bass and guitar and I love it. It comes with some cheap strings though which didn't really come as a surprise. swap the strings and shred it it's a good guitar at a good buy
                Paint and finish look great, but crappy strings

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