Epiphone Les Paul Special II VS

Epiphone Les Paul Special II VS, Electric Guitar

Item number: 3179054
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Electric Guitar • Colour / Finish: Vintage Sunburst • Technology: Solid Body • Body Shape: Single Cut • Strings: 6 string • Neck construction: Bolt on neck • Frets: 22 • Scale Length: 24,75" (62,87 cm) • Body Material: Alder • Neck: Mahogany • Fretboard: Rosewood • Fretboard Inlays: Dot inlays • Pickup Configuration: H-H (2x Humbucker) • Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle • Controls: 1x volume, 1x tone • Bridge / Tremolo: Tune-O-Matic • Hardware: Chrome • Country of Origin: Made in China • Les Paul Collection He’d spend every weekend at the empty factory halls of Epiphone in order to work on the realisation of his concept of the ideal guitar. Around in 1941 Les Paul built “The Log” which was his first prototype of an electric solid body guitar. He used a block of maple wood which he fitted with a bridge, pickups, tailpiece and a normal Gibson guitar neck. He then cut along one his Epiphone guitars and glued both halves of the body to the back and front of the block and finished was his first solidbody electric guitar. Special Collection The Les Paul Junior debuted in 1954. Equipped with merely one pickup, it was offered at an excellent value which was why it gained quick success. In 1955 the Les Paul Special was launched and was to complete the original quartet of Les Paul models. While the contemporary Epiphone pendant has been equipped with 2 Open Coil Humbuckers, the original model would feature Soap Bar P-90 Pickups. The Les Paul Special and Les Paul Junior have a plain design and all the essential features to provide a good sound- basically everything the ambitious beginner needs! Features at a glance:
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Body: Alder/Maple
  • Neck: Bolt-on, mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood, dot inlays, 22 frets
  • Pickups: 2 Humbuckers
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Fixed bridge
  • Switches/Controls: 1 Volume control, 1 Tone control, switch for pickup selection
Epiphone have been in the business for 125 years now. Epaminondas Stathopoulos is the founder and namesake of Epiphone. He has already obtained his first patent when he was only 24 years old. The history of Epiphone has also been shaped greatly by the brilliant guitarist Les Paul experimenting in the Epiphone factory to design the first solid body electric guitar in 1941. Today Epiphone stand for both innovative guitar design and for excellent yet affordable replicas of true guitar classics.