Epiphone ENJRHSCH1 Les Paul Special-II Electric Guitar - Heritage Cherry Sunburst £119 @ Amazon
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Epiphone ENJRHSCH1 Les Paul Special-II Electric Guitar - Heritage Cherry Sunburst £119 @ Amazon

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Found 13th Mar 2017
Also available for same price: Epiphone Les Paul Special VE Vintage Edition - Vintage Worn Vintage Sunburst
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I had a guitar tutor some 20 years ago who swore by these, he said that he had more expensive guitars but cheap epiphones were his day to day guitars as he wasn't worried about getting scratches on them.

At the time, I'd just paid £160 on a Squier Strat, i had that guitar for years and it was a pile of cack, I remember having a go of his and and wishing I'd bought one, though I think his was an SG and cost about £220.

The reviews for these are pretty good, for a little more you can get an SG! Who knew guitar prices had dropped so much? Get 'em before brexit.
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get them before Sheeran!
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sunnyhot

get them before Sheeran!


Too right.
they were different 20 years ago.
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kencol

Too right.


So you reckon they've improved with age? Mine arrives today, I ordered the vintage one.
Not improved im afraid in fact if you still have the squier I would stick with that, these are not great guitars, poor materials and workmanship I wouldn't even recommend for a beginner.
I think you'd have to look hard to find critics of the Epiphone Les Paul Special II, other than the post above, that is. They're very highly rated guitars for the price - check out the many reviews on YouTube for example.
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Most, perhaps almost all far eastern made low cost guitars have improved over the last 20 years, Cort, WMI and Samick are really very good at what they do, and a lot of the old brand names you see on guitar headstocks have come from just these three manufacturers.

If the Epi serial number has EE or EA then it is made at Qingdao factory which is also very good.

Edited by: "deleted90968" 14th Mar 2017
Cheap guitars have massively improved thanks to quality control and technology. If you can get a Yamaha Pacifica cheap, that's a great starter guitar, but these should be good too. We bought an Epiphone Genesis last year, after seeing the deal on here, and it's a great guitar.
Would this be a good learning guitar?
I had one of these when I started playing guitar and I hated it, I've played for over 9 years now and I'd genuinely say you're better off getting something second hand, better and cheaper. I've got a few Jackson's/Ibanez's for about £50/60 on gumtree and they played 10x as well as these.
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Cheap guitars really have improved massively.
I have one of these. I bought a SD Invader pick-up and installed it in the bridge slot and it hits pretty hard now.
androoski

Most, perhaps almost all far eastern made low cost guitars have improved … Most, perhaps almost all far eastern made low cost guitars have improved over the last 20 years, Cort, WMI and Samick are really very good at what they do, and a lot of the old brand names you see on guitar headstocks have come from just these three manufacturers. If the Epi serial number has EE or EA then it is made at Qingdao factory which is also very good.


The "Technical Details" section in the Amazon listing state "Country Produced In: USA"
WillieGophar

The "Technical Details" section in the Amazon listing state "Country … The "Technical Details" section in the Amazon listing state "Country Produced In: USA"


Yeah, don't like your chances...
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Made in China...mine came today. Very good for the price.
best way you that play learn to play? teacher / online course?
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Moens

How does this compare … How does this compare to:https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Musical-Instruments-DJ/Epiphone-Paul-Special-VE-Vintage-Worn-Sunburst/B01G26RAV2/


That's the one I bought. (Link in description)
Just preferred the look. Does have a nice look in the flesh. Would think the other one is very similar.
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great-deals

best way you that play learn to play? teacher / online course?


Depends on the person. I had a couple of lessons to kick start it...some people don't need that.
kencol

Depends on the person. I had a couple of lessons to kick start it...some … Depends on the person. I had a couple of lessons to kick start it...some people don't need that.



So only a few is all you need to be able to get going? After lessons what you use to learn further?
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great-deals

So only a few is all you need to be able to get going? After lessons what … So only a few is all you need to be able to get going? After lessons what you use to learn further?


Practice, repetition...look up guitar tablature. You'll either gravitate toward rhythm or lead. I'm more of a chord basher, as I like to sing along...some like to focus on picking and or riffs.
Loads of guitar tutor videos on You Tube. Try Justin Sandercoe or Marty Schwartz. Or just put a few songs in the search with 'guitar lesson' on the end and you will get a load of tutorials.

There are a few apps and free sites too - I like Songsterr. Harmony Central is good, or just search Guitar Tabs and you wlll get lots of sites.

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aurora

Loads of guitar tutor videos on You Tube. Try Justin Sandercoe or Marty … Loads of guitar tutor videos on You Tube. Try Justin Sandercoe or Marty Schwartz. Or just put a few songs in the search with 'guitar lesson' on the end and you will get a load of tutorials. There are a few apps and free sites too - I like Songsterr. Harmony Central is good, or just search Guitar Tabs and you wlll get lots of sites.


I used to use harmony central, I didn't know they were still going. I use ultimate guitar now.
Ultimate Guitar has the most tabs I'd say, though I found the adverts on the app too intrusive.
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I agree, I use it through a browser, but it tries to get you to download the app. I paid for app when it was cheap on Google but can't see any benefit.
Matterez

I had one of these when I started playing guitar and I hated it, I've … I had one of these when I started playing guitar and I hated it, I've played for over 9 years now and I'd genuinely say you're better off getting something second hand, better and cheaper. I've got a few Jackson's/Ibanez's for about £50/60 on gumtree and they played 10x as well as these.



with respect - thats rubbish.
Looks good!

I've got a Gibson Explorer, but I would happily pick one of these up as well.

If you didn't like the sound, change the pickups. Most comment that build quality is solid and that sound out of the box with base pickups is great. If you wanted a cheap Gibson LP (ok, 'epiphone') then this surely is the one! sunburst looks a bit tacky, Vintage SB looks awesome though for a few quid more.
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