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.

The Les Paul Special VE is powered by Epiphone Open Coil humbuckers and is available in beautiful new “Vintage Worn” color finishes including Cherry, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst, and Walnut. The Les Paul Special VE™ is available only at select retailers. See your nearest Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details.

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 Okoume bolt-on neck with a 1960's SlimTaper™ D profile. The 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 is available in a wide range of Vintage Worn finishes including Cherry, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst, and Walnut.

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 Ω 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.

All Epiphones come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s world famous 24/7/365 Customer Service. The Les Paul Special VE™ is available at select retailers only. Talk to your nearest Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details. Visit Epiphone.com to find an Epiphone dealer near you and bring home the sound of rock n’ roll with the new Epiphone Les Paul Special VE™ electric guitar.

Features

  • Vintage Worn Finish
  • Epiphone Open Coil Humbuckers
  • Classic Black Speed Knob Controls
  • 60s SlimTaper-D Profile Okoume Neck

Specs

  • Finish: Vintage Worn
  • Body: Poplar
  • Neck: Okoume
  • Neck Shape: 1960s SlimTaper™; D profile
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-On
  • Truss Rod: adjustable
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard: Dot inlay
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone 650R Humbucker; Open-coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone 700T Humbucker; Open-coil
  • Controls:
    • 3-way pickup selector
    • Master Volume
    • Master Tone
    • Black "Speed" knob
  • Headstock: Epiphone "Clipped Ear"; "Les Paul Model" in gold; "Epiphone" logo in silver
  • Fingerboard: Radius 12"
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Premium Covered; 14:1 ratio;"2016" Edition logo on back of headstock
  • Guitar Weight: 6.75 lbs
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