The Epiphone Les Paul Special is part of Epiphone’s new ‘Inspired by Gibson Collection’ and is designed to recreate the sound of the rare single cutaway 1950s era Gibson Les Paul Special. Featuring a Mahogany body with a beautiful reproduction of the iconic TV Yellow finish and powered by critically acclaimed P-90 PRO soapbar single-coil pickups and CTS electronics.
Epiphone Les Paul Special Electric Guitar Features
- Solid Mahogany Les Paul body
- Vintage TV Yellow finish
- Vintage 50s profile with Indian Laurel fingerboard
- P-90 PRO single-coil pickups in both the neck and bridge position
- Lightning Bar Wrap-Around Style Bridge
The Epiphone Les Paul Special is equipped with a pair of P-90 PRO ‘Soapbar’ single-coil pickups. These are sensitive pickups that respond well to the individual touch and nuance of each player. Choosing when and how to push them makes all of the difference. When a P-90 PRO is played lightly, it’s largely clean and full. Played much harder and you’ll get that grit, growl, and bit of distortion. The result is a versatile set of sounds that can be tailored to pop, jazz, country, Americana, and a variety of rock genres using your own stylistic fingerprints.
The engineers at Epiphone really put in tons of work researching and experimenting with these pickups, so they could hand-pick the right vintage tonal characteristics worthy of their original counterparts. The fine details have all been taken into account.
The Les Paul has dominated the guitar landscape for over 60 years and the Epiphone Les Paul Special is one of the next wonderful instruments in this amazing guitar lineup! It is a beacon of consistency, looks great, plays great, and is an incredible value, checking all necessary boxes required for a trusty guitar that can travel any number of musical paths.