The bridge on a good guitar has adjustable saddles. or Best Offer +C $119.17 shipping estimate. This guitar sucks, but I’ll still pick it up in Guitar Center and play it every time the thing’s on sale. From United States. P-90 Single-Coil Pickups. It’s a far better guitar. But if you have some iffy wood, you’ve got problems. $273.00. Today, the P90's traditional combination of high output and brilliant tone is still considered a favorite among many top musicians. It's perfect as a vintage replacement, and features vintage, braided two-conductor wiring. GREAT deal. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. Case sold separately. The bridge is better. Save your money until you have $200, then buy used. You’re going to end up unhappy. Me too. Pre-Owned. Mahogany Les Paul body features Epiphone P90R and P90T Soap Bar pickups producing huge, FAT single coil tones, and an adjustable wrap-around bridge/tailpiece for maximum edge and sustain. #4: Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar Worn Cherry There are quite a few reasons to explain the fame of the Gibson brand, and one of them is the legendary Gibson Les Paul. $499.99. But the Epi LPS is a junk guitar and you’ll eventually get rid of it. Um…  nope. Epiphone Les Paul Junior Jr P90 Pickup Black Ebony. Epiphone Les Paul Special With P90 pickups. We use cookies to understand how you use our site, give you an awesome experience, and deliver our services. Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar Worn Cherry. Manufacturers can save money by using cheap tuners because brand new guitar players might not notice the difference. Put cheap wood with cheap tuners and you have problems. Privacy Policy | Pre-Owned. C $1,557.08. 87 watchers. An error has occured and this guitar could not be added to your cart. Pre-Owned. Because I WANT to like it. 490 R/T Humbuckers. Certainly you can get less hum and buzz out of the Bullet. On a great guitar made of great wood that has been properly aged and the water content of the wood is super low, you actually could get away with cheap tuners. I'm trying to debate on whether to get the TV Yellow Special I with two P90 pickups for 130$ Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar | Musician's Friend or the candy apple red/ metallic red Epiphone Special II with two humbucker pickups for 151. In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice. But cheap tuners have two problems – they have low ratios so it’s harder to dial in the exact pitch you need to be in tune, and they can slip a bit, which causes the guitar to go out of tune. This last bit is for those of you who don’t know much about electric guitars. If your intonation is off, some chords will sound good and some will be out of tune. $999. $199.99. IMHO it also sounds better, though that’s subjective. Free shipping. Well… pretty much sorta kinda? The Gibson Les Paul Special is a great playing and sounding guitar. C $294.41. Upgraded with Wilkinson Vintage Style Tuning machines and professionally set up to play great! But on a properly set up guitar, you can achieve a state of tuning where all the chords at least sound good. Pre-Owned. 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. But on a cheap guitar like this, where the water content of the wood is questionable (as is the wood quality,) you’re already going to be going out of tune. It could definitely work on a recording. or Best Offer +C $162.84 shipping estimate. Free shipping. To me, it sounds like an inexpensive P90. I think they’re very good at them and charge a reasonable price. The fact that Gibson charges a grand for it is laughable. It’d be a good buy used for $500. Both the P90 and humbucker versions of the guitar have been popular with rock stars, so now Gibson sells it for a mere thousand dollars. No guitar plays every chord perfectly in tune, nor does any piano. This is like that no-name DVD player at WalMart for $9.99. You can find his music on iTunes. But let’s get back to the Epi version. He has always loved music. 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. 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. Tuners do an important job – they help keep the guitar in tune. or Best Offer +C $119.17 shipping estimate. Shop Now. Some play wear (view photos). If you’re going to bother recording this thing, you ought to replace the tuners and the bridge. At all. Here’s what I mean. No. Would I buy one of these used for $50? Known by such familiar nicknames as the Epiphone Ltd Les Paul Special-I P90 Electric Guitar Free Shipping Pick A Color! On an expensive guitar it is possible to have a bridge with non-adjustable saddles and still be intonated properly – almost all acoustics do. Lzzy Hale demos her signature Epiphone Explorer. Many PRS guitars do. If you have a home studio and you are broke, and you want something, anything with a P90, this is an option. Listen on Spotify, Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, The 10 Dirty Secrets of Recording Guitars, Fender Stratocaster Vintage vs Two Pole Trem, Fret Crowning File by AmplifiedParts Review, 2019 Orlando International Guitar Convention. And now you’ve got a total of around $200 into this guitar, and you could have bought the GFS Slick SL60 for around that, and it is a WAY better guitar. C $1,557.08. To say this thing rocks for the money!”  I get it. From United States. Richard MacLemale was born at a very young age in Rochester, NY. You can find his writing here. But if you’re buying the Epi LPS, you’re buying it for the P90 pickup. Comfort and playability will always be on tap thanks to the Rounded profile maple neck and true rosewood fingerboard. It’d be a good buy used for $500. Les Paul Special Tribute. INTRODUCING THE PROPHECY COLLECTION. Listen on Apple Music From United States. Upgraded Joe Bonamassa demos his new "Black Beauty" Les Paul Custom. Shop Now. Epiphone Les Paul Special in p90 In great condition! Product Demos. Epiphone Les Paul Special With P90 pickups. Gibson Epiphone LP Special GOLDTOP P90 Pickups,Tuners, ONE OF A KIND !! or Best Offer +C $162.84 shipping estimate. And that will allow you to dial in your intonation and make the guitar sound better. Upgraded Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. "Soapbar" and the "Cobalt," the P90 still cuts through any type of music, all while displaying amazing tonal sensitivity for everything from blues and rock to mellow jazz riffs. Case sold separately. So if you did buy one of these things and you’re frustrated with it, you might want to consider replacing the bridge. I don’t hate Epiphone. Posted by Richard MacLemale | Aug 27, 2016 | Featured, Reviews | 0 |. The other thing I can tell you is that this is not a very good guitar. Throwing in ChromaCast Deluxe Padded Gig Bag, Nylon strap with Fender Rubber strap locks. But it does sound like a P90. It's also fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of unwanted microphonic feedback. Copyright 2020 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. It’s more versatile. Epiphone Ltd Les Paul Special-I P90 Electric Guitar Free Shipping Pick A Color! Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar Worn Cherry. Gibson Les Paul Special 2001 - loaded with Lollar P90's!!! That means you can dial in the intonation of each string and fine tune it, literally. The tuners on the Bullet are better. Gibson Les Paul Special 2001 - loaded with Lollar P90's!!! But for $99 on sale, is it worth buying? Epiphone Les Paul Junior Jr P90 Pickup Black Ebony. And the 339, which I bought for $199, is a great budget guitar. You are tempted to buy this thing every time Guitar Center puts it on sale for $99. Give or take. I bought one of these things, and I love mine, and I clicked on this link because I wanted that Budget Guitarist guy to say what I wanted to hear. The original Gibson Les Paul Special was supposed to be an inexpensive slab body guitar for students. $60.00 shipping. Epiphone ES-339 P90 Pro, Cherry. Does the Epi at least deliver that? You can buy a replacement bridge for this guitar that will have adjustable saddles. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The Future is Now. One thing I can tell you for sure is that the color of the body doesn’t affect the tone. Some of you are thinking “This article is STUPID! Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks. If you HAVE to have a guitar for $99, buy a used Squier Affinity Strat. Epiphone will always be compared to Squier because Gibson owns Epiphone and Fender owns Squier. It plays better. But it goes out of tune because the tuners suck and the intonation is bad because the bridge sucks. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our Free shipping. First introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson's legendary P90 single coil pickup produced a raw powerful tone that helped define the blues and rock and roll in their formative years. Mahogany Les Paul body features Epiphone P90R and P90T Soap Bar pickups producing huge, FAT single coil tones, and an adjustable wrap-around bridge/tailpiece for maximum edge and sustain. I’ve played this guitar in the store several times over the past few years. And if you compare the Epiphone Les Paul Special to, say, a Squier Bullet, the Epi doesn’t fare well. The Les Paul Special I P-90 Limited-Edition electric guitar features a mahogany Les Paul body with Epiphone P-90R and P-90T Soap Bar pickups producing huge, FAT single-coil tones, and an adjustable wrap-around bridge/tailpiece for maximum edge and sustain. In this article I said the tuners and bridge suck on this guitar. Epiphone makes some great looking Les Pauls, and if looks really matter to you and you’re not loaded, a used Epi Les Paul can be a good deal. Honestly, I think Epiphone’s real strength is in semi-hollow body guitars. Free shipping. If you can only afford to replace the tuners or the bridge, replace the bridge. A guitar with the intonation set well is a joy to play, because all of the chords sound good. $499.99. This is an excellent guitar to be sure, but it’s also quite expensive. Vintage style Deluxe Tuners with Ivory Buttons, 1 - Neck Volume, 1 - Bridge Volume, 1 - Neck Tone, 1 - Bridge Tone, 1 - Three Way Pickup Selector. $199.99. 87 watchers. 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. From United States. Both the P90 and humbucker versions of the guitar have been popular with rock stars, so now Gibson sells it for a mere thousand dollars. This item is out of stock, but we build most left-handed guitars on demand. Vintage deluxe white button tuners and a compensated wrap-around tailpiece keep things simple and elegant. The Gibson Les Paul Special is a great playing and sounding guitar. You want that raw rock and roll crunch sound. The original Gibson Les Paul Special was supposed to be an inexpensive slab body guitar for students. You shouldn’t, but you maybe could. Gibson Epiphone LP Special GOLDTOP P90 Pickups,Tuners, ONE OF A KIND !! I own an Epi Les Paul Standard Plus, and an Epi ES339. The all-new Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute offers players a new take on a classic design. Epiphone ES-339 P90 Pro, Cherry. Time-tested P-90 pickups offer up a roaring tone that is undeniably Gibson. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, and currently works as the District Website Coordinator for Pasco County Schools in Florida. $273.00. Britt Lightning demos the new Epiphone Muse Guitars. $60.00 shipping. A good set of tuners can be had for around $50, and a great set can be had for around $80. C $294.41.