The world's greatest electric guitars at an incredible price
Epiphone introduces the new Les Paul Special VE™ and SG-Special VE™ (Vintage Edition) electric guitars featuring the historic Les Paul and SG profile made with a lightweight Poplar body and powered by Epiphone open-coil humbuckers with Ceramic-8 magnets. Now at a price anyone can afford!
Les Paul Special VE™: The Les Paul Special VE™ is inspired by the legendary Les Paul Special, one of Epiphone's best selling electric guitars. The Les Paul Special VE™ has a Poplar body and is cut to the same classic profile of the Les Paul, the world's most famous electric guitar. The fast and comfortable Okoume bolt-on neck has a 1960's SlimTaper™ D profile with 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.
Epiphone Open-Coil humbuckers with Ceramic-8 magnets: The LP Special VE™ also features powerful Epiphone open-coil humbuckers with ceramic 8 magnets 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" and pots with long lasting 500K Ω potentiometers.
Locktone™ Tune-o-matic Bridge: The Les Paul Special VE™ comes standard with the legendary Locktone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for easy set up plus an Epiphone heavy duty non rotating 1/4" output jack. Tuning is fast and reliable with Epiphone Premium Covered tuners with a 14:1 ratio. The Les Paul Special VE™ is available in a wide range of Vintage Worn finishes including Cherry, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst, and Walnut. An optional hard case is also available.
Epiphone SG-Special VE™: The new Epiphone SG-Special VE™ is a great way for new players to discover the classic tone of a true SG! When the "SG" (solid guitar) double cutaway was first released in 1961, it was intended to take the place of the recently discontinued Les Paul. Lightweight yet powerful, the SG became a hard rock classic all its own and was embraced by a wide range of players including Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, and Pete Townshend of The Who.
The new SG-Special VE™ is made with the same historic design in a Poplar body with a Mahogany veneer and a black pickguard. The bolt-on Okoume neck has a 1960's SlimTaper™ D profile, a standard 24.75" scale, pearloid dot inlays, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The "Clipped Ear" style headstock has a 60s era Epiphone logo in silver.
Open-coil Humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets: The SG-Special VE™ is powered by Epiphone open-coil humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets. Ceramic magnets have been a favorite of metal and hard rock guitarists for decades. Owners of vintage SGs and Les Pauls often removed their pickup covers for a better bass response and magnetic pull. Ceramic pickups have a higher output than vintage Alnico magnet pickups and are designed to provide a tight low-end response with both a smooth mid-range and a slightly more pronounced top end tone. The SG-Special VE™ has a 650R™ in the rhythm position and a slightly "hotter" 700T in the lead position. Controls include a Master Volume and Master Tone with traditional black "Speed" knobs and a 3-way pickup selector.
Epiphone Rock Solid Hardware: The new SG-Special VE™ features Epiphone-designed rock solid hardware including the classic SG style LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, a non-rotating 1/4" output jack, and premium die-cast 14:1 ratio machine heads for fast and accurate tuning. The SG-Special VE™ is available in Cherry, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst, and Walnut Vintage Worn finishes. An optional hard case is also available.
Lifetime Warranty: Like all Epiphones, the Les Paul Special VE™ and SG-Special VE™ come with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson Brands' world famous 365/24/7 Customer Service. There has never been a more affordable way to discover the legendary Les Paul and SG! Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details.