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Epiphone Les Paul Special VE Vintage Edition Worn Vintage Ebony

Code: 219081
  • £159.00
  • (Delivery from £2.95 )
  • RRP £179.00

With new Vintage Worn finishes and powered by Open Coil Humbuckers Epiphone introduces the new Les Paul Special VE™ (Vintage Edition) electric guitar.

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With new Vintage Worn finishes and powered by Open Coil Humbuckers Epiphone introduces the new Les Paul Special VE™ (Vintage Edition) electric guitar featuring the classic Les Paul profile with a lightweight Poplar body. For decades, the Les Paul Special has been one of Epiphone’s best selling electric guitars. And the new Les Paul Special VE™ --inspired by the Les Paul, the greatest electric guitar in rock--continues the tradition of giving new both players and pros a real Les Paul at a price anyone can afford.

The Les Paul Special VE™ has a Poplar body with a sleek look thanks to the Vintage Worn finish and no binding on the neck or body. The Les Paul VE is cut to the same classic profile of all Les Pauls and has a comfortable and fast Mahogany bolt-on neck with a 1960's SlimTaper™ D profile. The Rosewood fingerboard has traditional Pearloid "Dot" inlays, a 24.75” scale, a 14” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a standard 1 11/16” nut. Just below the headstock is the famed “bell” shaped truss rod cover found on every Les Pauls since the early 50s with “Vintage Edition” in white.

The Les Paul Special VE features Epiphone’s world famous open-coil humbuckers with a warm 650R in the neck position and a slightly hotter 700T in the bridge or lead position. Controls include a 3-way pickup selector switch, a Master Volume, and a Master Tone control, each with traditional “Black Speed Knobs” pots with long lasting 500K potentiometers.

Epiphone features all-metal rock solid hardware on all of its instruments. The Les Paul Special VE comes standard with the legendary Locktone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for easy set up. Tuning is fast and reliable with Epiphone Premium Covered tuners with a 14:1 ratio. The higher the ratio, the more accurate your tuning. The tuners are mounted on an Epiphone Clipped Ear headstock with Les Paul Model in gold and the Epiphone log in silver. In addition, a "2016" Edition logo is on the back of the headstock.

Specifications

  • Finish: Vintage Worn
  • Body: Poplar
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-On
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: "Bell" shaped; 2-layer; "Vintage Edition" in white
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Pearloid "Dot" Inlays
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone 650R Humbucker; Open-coil; Ceramic-8 Magnets
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone 700T Humbucker; Open-coil, Ceramic-8 Magnets
  • Controls:
  • -3-way Pickup Selector
  • -Master Volume
  • -Master Tone
  • Knobs: Black "Speed" knobs
  • Headstock: Epiphone "Clipped Ear"; "Les Paul Model" in gold; "Epiphone" logo in silver
  • Binding: None
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14"
  • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Premium Covered; 14:1 ratio
  • Other: "2016" Edition logo on back of headstock
Technical
What is guitar 'action'?

This is not the sort of 'action' that you get from the audience after the show when you're lead guitarist in an '80s rock band. It's much more exciting than that! Guitar 'action' describes the distance between the strings and the frets on a guitar. A lower action makes pressing down the string onto the frets a whole lot easier, but if it's too low your strings can buzz, rattle and lose their sustain (not "ring out"). If you have a high action, the strings are harder to press down but you get a much purer tone. Because nearly all guitars can be adjusted, you can usually find a happy medium between comfort and tone. If you need someone to fix the action on your guitar, just ask one of the Kenny's Music team.

Does it matter what the fingerboard on a guitar is made from?

Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.

Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.

Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in. 

Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.

Does it matter what country a guitar is made in?

Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.

Does it matter how many frets a guitar has?

Not really. Most electric guitars have between 21 and 24 frets which allows you to play pretty much everything you can imagine. 24 frets can be handy for easily playing exactly 2 octaves above the open string during a solo, but Jimi Hendrix, Dave Gilmour, Eric Clapton and John Mayer got by just fine with 21 frets!

Does body shape matter?

Surprisingly, it does.  Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone.  The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound.  As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture.  Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing.  You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for. 

Why are some guitars so much more expensive than others?

The price range of guitars can vary from less than £100 to prices too large to mention. The reason why the prices vary so much has a lot to do with the types of wood used, the craftsmanship of the instrument(customized or not), the quality of the hardware and the type of pickups used. Some guitars are made to be pieces of art for display while some are created for the everyday player or brand new learner to use as they see fit.  There are good guitars at about every price range. 

How do I know what guitar bridge type suits me?

There are 3 main bridge types that you regularly find on electric guitars, Fixed or Hardtail, Tremolo, and then Floyd Rose.  Fixed or Hardtail bridges have great tuning stability and are easily retuned or drop tuned without affecting the remaining strings. The main negative for this type of bridge is that you don't have the flexibility to change the pitch of a chord easily as you do with a Tremolo. For most guitarists this is not much of a problem and this tends to be the preferred bridge type. Tremolo bridges are usually set up as "floating" which means that if you push or pull on the tremolo bar you are able to change the pitch of the note or chord that you are playing. This type of bridge requires regular checking of tuning as the strings can get out of tune much easier on this bridge type. The Floyd Rose is the best known by the guitar shredding community. With this bridge you can dive bomb and lift squealing harmonics to the heavens by pushing or pulling on the tremolo bar. This bridge usually stays in tune very well no matter how dramatically you use it because there is a locking nut installed to help keep the guitar in tune. The difficulty comes when needing to change strings quickly or needing to change or drop tune. It all comes down to personal taste.

Showing our 2 Les Paul Special VE Vintage Edition Worn Vintage Ebony reviews with an average rating of Excellent. Would you like to write a review?
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
September 22, 2021 | Pamela Mcnee
Epiphone Les Paul Special VE Vintage Edition Worn Vintage Ebony

Excellent

December 13, 2020 | Daniel Way
Epiphone Les Paul Special VE Vintage Edition Worn Vintage Ebony

Very nice to play for someones first electric guitar

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