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Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar   

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Since it's introduction almost 20 years ago, The Special-II has met the needs of countless musicians with its combination of Les Paul features, great...Read More

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A great lookinging limited edtion with a flamed maple top and screaming pickups.

Since it's introduction almost 20 years ago, The Special-II has met the needs of countless musicians with its combination of Les Paul features, great tone and affordability. The Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar Made with a flamed maple top, mahogany body, bolt-on mahogany neck, smooth 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, this baby is every bit as handsome as its uptown cousins.

Providing the sizzle and snarl that you can only get from humbuckers is a 650R (neck) and 700T (bridge) pickup combo. You'll be amazed how these U.S.A. designed pickups with their high-output magnets add more highs with increased definition and no muddiness. Slightly over-wound, the hotter 700T bridge pickup is smooth but can give you a little extra scream or growl when you need it while never losing its rich combination of enhanced lows and crystal clear highs.


Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on neck mahogany neck with slim taper profile
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 700T/650R open-coil humbuckers
  • Tone, volume, and 3-way pickup switch
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • Chrome hardware
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Les Paul style and tone in an economical package.

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EpiphoneSpecial II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
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(4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nothing plus top about it

By 

from new hampshire

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

      got it in trans black and its nothing like pictured. hardly any stripes can be seen even under bright lights or picture flash. Its just straight up black.... save yourself some money and just buy a special 2 in black. it just cost me 33 big ones to ship back....totally ruined Christmas....thanks a lot musicians friend

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worth the coin for sure

      By 

      from Coastal North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Average At Best Pick Ups

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

      Nice playing guitar, no issues, neck is great, no rough fret ends, nice guitar, esp for the money. I bought the transparent black finish, but unless you're under bright lights or the sun, it's hard to see the detail, but again no worries, it's a very acceptable finish. The pick ups are average, they get muddy especially the neck, but if all I was going to do was jam at a buddy's or at home with it I probably wouldn't even change them out.

      I did put a set of Seymour Duncans in it, a set of Hot Rodded, and I am very pleased. It is a very nice guitar now, plays and sounds fantastic. Cost me less than 330 beans total, so that's pretty righteous too.

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      5.0

      looks and sounds great

      By 

      from PENNA.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Chrome Around Pick Ups
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Differert Strings

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

      nice guitar,good price,good service. very satisfied!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      LP SO II LE Trans Blue

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      from Charlottesville Va

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

        bass player wanting to be a little more diverse but not a lot of $$$. This guitar suprized me.. absolutely has to be the best bang for the buck.pleasently suprized by the clear tones, stayes in tune. Some of my friends ( real Guitarist) have played this and are equaly suprised.. great purchase.

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        5.0

        "Best deal ever"

        By 

        from Corona, ca.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

        This is the best deal ever!!!! The price, the condition, the feel, the finish! I'm happy as a clam.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good insturment for the money and more

        By 

        from Granbury, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

            Good craftsmanship, nice tone and volume, set up good from the factory, and feels nice and plays well. For the money you can't do better. I owned a Epi Les Paul tuxedo and this is close to being just as nice as far as workmanship and sound.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW - What a sweet guitar!!

            By 

            from Pittsburgh PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

              I ordered this as a "grade 2" just because of the price and you can never have too many Les Pauls! Boy was I surprised! This guitar is beautiful, sounds great and was a bargain! It is stamped on the back of the headstock "limited Edition" Epiphone Custom Shop" Do yourself a favor and buy this guitar!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar, excellent value!

              By 

              from Las Vegas

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Quality For The
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Special II Plus Top Limited Edition Electric Guitar:

                Great sounding guitar. I have a Fender Strat and while that plays slightly better, this guitar sounds a lot better, fuller. I think the quality is more than one could expect for a guitar at this price point. I'm totally pleased with it.

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