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Epiphone Les Paul Special II
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The Les Paul Special was introduced in 1995 as a double cutaway with P-90 pickups and a set neck. Though not the first Epiphone Les Paul model to sport a flat top, it was the first Epiphone Les Paul model to heve the "Special" name attached to it. There were two prior versions of the Les Paul with flat tops; the LP-1, 2 & 3 with bolted necks and a later, short and currently unidentified run, with a set neck.

The Les Paul Special II was introduced in 1996 as an entry level guitar at a lower price point than the LP-100. The Les Paul Special II is commonly seen with a flat top, bolt neck, single volume & tone controls and up until 2012, had no pickgurad. There have been many versions of the Les Paul Special over the years, including the Special I, the Invader, double cutaways, P-90 versions and Deluxe models.


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Models


Les Paul Special Single Cut

Epiphone Les Paul Special
Epiphone Les Special - P-90
  • 2 P-90 Single coils
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany body
  • Set Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic bridge & stopbar tailpiece
  • Black tophat or speed knobs
  • Nickel hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:



Les Paul Special Double Cut

Epiphone Les Paul Double Cut
Epiphone Les Double Cut
  • 2 P-90 Single coils
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany body
  • Set Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic bridge & stopbar tailpiece
  • Stamped, 14:1 diecast tuners
  • Black tophat or speed knobs
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Ebony
  • Cherry
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • TV Yellow



Les Paul Special I

Epiphone Les Paul Special I
Epiphone Les Paul Special I
  • Epiphone 700T & 650R humbuckers
  • Basswood body
  • Nickel hardware
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck with "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Stamped, 14:1 diecast tuners
  • Black speed knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Bridge:

  • Intonated, one-piece wraparound bridge-stopbar
  • Older models may have Tune-o-matic stopbar/tailpiece bridge

Colors:

  • Worn Cherry
  • Worn Black
  • Worn TV Yellow



Les Paul Special I P-90

Epiphone Les Paul Special I P-90
Epiphone Les Paul Special I P-90
  • Epiphone P-90R & P-90T pickups
  • Mahognay body
  • Nickel hardware
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck with "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Compensated wraparound bridge
  • Stamped, 14:1 diecast tuners
  • Black speed knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Worn Cherry
  • Worn Black
  • Worn TV Yellow



Les Paul Special-I Invader Pak

Epiphone Les Paul Special-I Invader Pak
Epiphone Les Paul Special-I Invader Pak
  • 2004
  • 2 open-coil humbucker pickups
  • Laminated mahogany/alder body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic bridge & stopbar tailpiece
  • Black speed knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Vintage Sunburst finish

Invader Pak Includes:

  • Epiphone Special-I guitar
  • Epi EA-300 guitar amplifier
  • Gig bag
  • Nylon strap
  • Instrument cable
  • One set of strings
  • String winder
  • Three guitar picks

Model, Info & Pic Contributed by StijnV



Les Paul Special II

Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Epiphone Les Paul Special II
  • 1996-Current
  • Open Coil 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Basswood or Mahogany/Alder Laminated body
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck with Slim Taper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Black speed knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware through 2009
  • Nickel hardware 2010-Current

Colors:

  • Ebony
  • White
  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst
  • Vintage Sunburst

Limited Edition Colors:



Les Paul Special II Wine Red

Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Wine Red
Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Wine Red 2014
  • Open Coil 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck with 1960's Slim Taper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Black speed knobs
  • Black hardware
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 14: ratio stamped tuners
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Variations:

  • Black hardware
  • Chrome hardware (2014 Limited Edition)



Les Paul Special II GT

Epiphone Les Paul Special-II GT
Epiphone Les Paul Special-II GT
Epiphone Les Paul Special-II GT
Epiphone Les Paul Special-II GT
  • Open-coil USA Designed 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Black hardware
  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on hard maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays
  • "GT" on truss rod cover
  • 2-layer black/white pickguard
  • Vintage style tremolo
  • Black speed knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone with integrated push-pull Kill Switch
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

See also: GT-Series



Les Paul Special II Deluxe

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Deluxe
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Deluxe
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Deluxe
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Deluxe
  • Covered Coil 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Laminated alder/maple body
  • Gold hardware
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic brisdge with stopbar tailpiece
  • No pickguard
  • Black speed knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Ebony
  • Vintage Sunburst



Les Paul Special II with Covered Humbuckers

Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Epiphone Les Paul Special II with covered humbuckers
  • Limited Edition with Covered Pickups
  • 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Laminated alder/maple body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic brisdge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width



Les Paul Special II Zebra

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Zebra
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Zebra
  • Open-coil Zebra 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Laminated alder/maple body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic brisdge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Wine Red



Les Paul Special II Flame

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Flame
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Flame
  • Open-coil 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Laminated alder/maple body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic brisdge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Ebony with Flame graphics



Les Paul Special II Dr. Skull

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Skull
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Skull
  • Open Coil 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Laminated alder/maple body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic brisdge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • "Anarchy" graphic on headstock

Colors:

  • Ebony with Flame graphics



Les Paul Special II Plus Top

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Top
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Top
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Top
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Top
  • 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Basswood body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic brisdge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Flame Maple Veneer
  • Available in Epiphone All Access Pack

Colors:



Les Paul Special II Plus OBL

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Headstock Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Headstock
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus
  • 1997
  • OBL dual-rail humbucker pickups
  • Laminated alder/maple body
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic brisdge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • Die-cast tuners
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Coil tapping
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Ebony



Goth Les Paul Special II

Epiphone Goth Les Paul Special II
Epiphone Goth Les Paul Special II
  • 2004
  • Open Coil 700T/650R humbuckers
  • Laminated mahogany body
  • Mahogany bolt-on neck with Slim Taper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays at 12th fret only
  • Screenpirinted "Gothic Cross" logo on headstock
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Black hardware
  • Black speed knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Pitch Black finish

See Also: Goth Series



Les Paul Special II LTD

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Epiphone Les Paul Special-II LTD
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Epiphone Les Paul Special-II LTD
Les Paul Special-II LTD Player Pack Les Paul Special-II LTD Performance Pack
Les Paul Special-II LTD Player Pack
Les Paul Special-II LTD Performance Pack
  • 2013-Current
  • Open Coil 700T/650T humbuckers
  • Solid Alder body
  • Hard Maple bolt-on neck with Les Paul Special profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 14:1 Ratio stamped tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Black speed knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Ebony
  • Vintage Sunburst

Player & Performance Packs:

  • Epiphone Electar 15R Amplifier (Performance Pack)
  • Epiphone Electar 10 Amplifier (Player Pack)
  • Medium picks
  • Strap
  • Gigbag
  • Instrument cable
  • Clip-on chromatic tuner
  • Free on-line lessons from eMedia


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