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    Alesis Recital 61 – 61 Key Digital Piano Keyboard

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    Alesis Recital 61 – 61 Key Digital Piano Keyboard


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    The Ultimate Beginners Electronic Keyboard Piano – Electric piano with 61 premium full-sized semi weighted keys with adjustable touch response to suit your preferred playing style Premium Sounds – 10 voices (including Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synth, and more), built-in FX: Chorus, Reverb, and two built in 20W speakers that deliver crystal-clear, room-filling sound Connectivity Covered – ¼” sustain pedal input (not included), ¼” stereo headphone output for private practice and stereo RCA outputs for connection to speakers / amplifiers Play Keys Anywhere – Power via the included power adapter or 6 D cell batteries (not included) for professional piano performance wherever you are Powerful Educational Features – Standard, split, layer, and lesson modes with 128-note max polyphony and Skoove 3 month premium subscription for expert interactive online piano lessons Interactive Piano Lessons Included – 60 Free Virtual Lessons from Melodics and two months of free live video lessons from TakeLessons where you can interact and learn from an expert instructor

    60 reviews for Alesis Recital 61 – 61 Key Digital Piano Keyboard

    1. Gilberto Garcia

      A mi me gustó.

      La verdad es que no se mucho de pianos, yo apenas estoy comenzando a aprender y esta muy cómodo, las teclas no son muy duras, pero tampoco están muy blandas, el sonido es a mi parecer muy bueno.

    2. Client d’Amazon

      Très bien

      Très bien

    3. marco

      Touch is ok but sound is bad

      Touche correct pour du « semi weighted » mais le son des speakers est horrible

      One person found this helpful

    4. hails74

      Really good sound

      Boufht it for my son he’s going GCSE Music, he’s really pleased. Like the feel of the keys

      One person found this helpful

    5. Phil Crompton


      Bought it for my mother’s 86th birthday. She hadn’t played for 30 years ans isin lockdown.she’s delighted with it.

    6. Stan

      Mangelnde Qualität des Keyboards

      Abwicklung und Lieferung perfekt, 5 Sterne. Was das Instrument betrifft, ist die Qualität sehr durchschnittlich. Die Größe der Tasten weicht vom Standard ab, sie sind robust und kantisch. Ich wollte ein leichtes Keyboard für Übungen während der Reise kaufen. Bin enttäuscht, nicht empfehlenswert.

    7. David Martin

      good product

      suitable for beginners and experts

    8. robert dubois

      Très bon rapport qualité prix


      One person found this helpful

    9. pat granger

      Came on time good condition

      Used it to play the piano absolutely brilliant came on time

      2 people found this helpful

    10. Lupita

      Sonido y peso de teclas ideal para principiantes

      A mi hija le gustó mucho porque es principiante y el peso de las teclas está bien, puesto que se sienten pesadas como un piano. Aclaro que es la percepción de una principiante.

    11. Yanick Blanchette

      Parfait pour semi-pros

      Pour le prix, c’est imbattable. La touch est vraiment agréable en générale et le son direct du piano est très bien sauf les effets « stocks » qui sont plutôt médiocres. Par contre le reverb est très bien. Bien sûr l’attaque en pianissimo n’est pas le point fort…. Vous commencez ou êtes intermédiaire et voulez apprendre sans les mauvais plis causés par un instrument bas de gamme qui ne possèdent que très peu de variantes d’intensité et aucun feeling sur les touches !? Hé bien c’est LE clavier pour vous à un prix très raisonnable 🙂

    12. Neil Roberts

      Great for Portable Practice

      You cannot fault this for the money. The sounds are more than adequate & the piano action feels good. I prefer the sound through a larger speaker, but at low volume the little speakers are okay. I’m using it mostly to take around with me, but when practicing I midi it & use professional Yamaha pianos & Roland synths from it.It is great to use in a smaller studio as a midi piano keyboard too. Obviously a £6,000 88 note electronic piano is going to be better, but it is what it is. Cheap as chips as David Dickinson would say & an absolute bargain to boot. I’m very pleased with it when all said & done. 😊

      5 people found this helpful

    13. Cédric

      Perfect for beginner and pro!

      It is so nice and Confortable to play with it, you can plug you headset on it, play anywhere you can install it and having fun practicing! No regrets !

      One person found this helpful

    14. Lee Porter

      Ideal first piano

      Well, I’ve had this piano for two weeks now and I am delighted with it.The sound quality is excellent, the keys have just enough resistence to give a genuinely piano-like feel to them, and the touch sensitivity is very welcome, so for anyone looking to learn piano rather than just keyboard I will defiitely recommend this.I spent a couple of months over the summer umming and ahing over which keyboard to go for, eventually narrowing it down to the Recital 61 (I have limited space) or the Yamaha 373; deciding that, whilst the 373’s grand piano sound is gorgeous, it lacks the key-feel of a real piano. For anyone learning to play piano, as opposed to just ‘keyboard’, this feel, the combination of weight and touch sensitivity, is vital, and as the 10billion bells and whistles on the Yam did not interest me, the Alesis won out by quite a distance.Are there any downsides to this piano? Only a couple of *very* minor ones related to the power cable. The wire for this is seriously short (a little over a yard in length) and the jack plug/socket connection feels a bit too tight (so much so that unplugging it from the back of the machine feels a little uncomfortable in case I may damage it in some way) so instead I unplug from the wall rather than from the piano itself. These are though, as I said, very minor quibbles and certainly would not have stopped me buying this piano if I’d known in advance.So, summing up, I’d recommend this piano for anyone looking to actually learn piano rather than ‘keyboard’. It has everything you need to learn to be a decent pianist from scratch. All you need to do now is buy one and practise.

      14 people found this helpful

    15. Brady Brown

      Greay value

      Great value for the money, not an overwhelming with too many bells and whistles.

    16. Sarow Narrow

      Parfait pour débuter

      Je le trouve super bien pour débuter, je ne suis pas forcément d’accord avec tous les avis…Points positifs- Toucher dynamique très proche de la sensation piano- Beau design épuré- Son pur et délicat- Réglages faciles- Prix imbattablePoint négatifs- Câble court (prise française donc OK)- Les aigus (dernières touches) me semblent bien trop faibles par rapport aux graves

      2 people found this helpful

    17. Marieve

      Great quality without a gazillion gadgets

      The feel of the keys (semi-weighted) and sound quality are amazing, possibly because with this keyboard, you’re not paying for a millions synthesizers buttons but for a well developed keyboard. I’m sad I couldn’t fit the 88 keys in my house, but the 61 fits just right at the end of the dining table. Great features include the possibility to hook it to an iPad and headphones so no one struggles hearing your struggles as you learn to play 🤣 very happy with this purchase.

      4 people found this helpful

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    19. Guy RichardGuy Richard

      Très bon produit

    20. Greg

      Great for beginners

      I bought my Alesis Recital 61 keyboard having no previous piano or keyboard training, having decided in my mid-forties to finally put in the time to learn for fun. I have been using the keyboard now almost every day, following along with the included 3-month Skoove subscription, and have been enjoying every minute. I have not used some of the included features, but expect to as I gradually improve my skills. The keyboard is light enough to carry around easily from room to room, and solid enough to rest on whatever playing surface you choose with no wobble or bouncing while playing – I use an X-Frame stand and have no complaints. I would recommend this brand and model to any beginner looking for a sturdy keyboard to learn on.

      4 people found this helpful

    21. BJ Gore

      Good Keyboard

      Great piano for beginners! It was advertised as having ability to record but it didn’t have that feature.

      2 people found this helpful

    22. Janice H. Benton

      High Quality and Affordable Piano Keyboard

      I originally bought this piano keyboard for my seventeen-year-old son who has Autism and loves music! This piano keyboard was the perfect fit for him…looking forward to him progressing in his piano skills. I am very pleased with the investment made in this specific keyboard and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality and affordable keyboard.

      One person found this helpful

    23. Christine Miner

      Closest you can get to an acoustic piano for the size and weight!

      Such a great practice piano for a beginner! I have a large 88 key with weighted keys that I can’t just carry around and it takes up a ton of space. I couldn’t find any other keyboard this small and light with full size semi weighted keys except for this. It’s the closest you can get to an acoustic piano for the size and weight, and it sounds great! Great price too! Love it!!

      10 people found this helpful

    24. Annie Kretzer

      Great for Beginners!

      I am so happy with my keyboard. I am teaching myself piano for the first time, which is difficult enough, I really needed a user friendly keyboard.

    25. no

      Very good choice

      I purchased this for someone taking a piano class at school to have at home. It seems as though it will serve that purpose well. it is quite robust/heavy for the price, and seems well-made. It sits in a middle ground between those full-featured plastic keyboards from Yamaha and other brands with a range of sounds and buttons, and a lower-end professional keyboard. The keys are the right size, and the sound quality is very good. Nothing fancy, but it does what it is supposed to do very well. You could practice on this, entertain people, goof around, write music with it. I don’t think I’d take it on tour, but otherwise, it is a good choice.

      11 people found this helpful

    26. Amazon Customer

      Works great for practice piano

      Like the smaller size and great sound for my needs. Was just wanting something for myself to practice on. Played piano years ago and decided to pick it back up again. Good way to get refreshed. And the smaller size doesn’t take up a lot of room.

      6 people found this helpful

    27. weaselbit

      fantastic, just what I wanted

      Fantastic. Has a nice weighty feel with variable volume keys. Feels solid like a piano. 10 sounds it comes with are sweet. Now I can learn piano, as planned.

      2 people found this helpful

    28. Sanh Nguyen

      It’s pretty good

      This keyboard is especially great for beginners. However, I noticed the sound from one of the speakers start to produce a fuzzy sound when pressing certain keys, so I don’t know how to fix that. In terms of its portability though, it’s very well portable; however it’s pretty heavy to carry as well. One thing I also want to mention is that headphones don’t seem to work when plugged in, so there’s that.

      7 people found this helpful

    29. Momma Neek

      An actual starter for real musicians.

      I am the keyboardist for my church and I’m used to a high quality keyboard around $5000 quality. During Covid I have been doing worship videos from home with my piano but wanted to have a synth effect to add more ambiance I had ordered a slightly more expensive Yamaha let’s just say any of those under 1000$ sound like toys lol. This I am unbelievably Happy with. It’s still not as great as the churches of course but it has the sound quality any vocalists and genuine musician wants. My only complaint is I’m used to 88 keys and I can tell the difference but that’s something I can live with

      14 people found this helpful

    30. LuvJazzCantPlayIt

      Semi-weighted keys does NOT mean weighted keys!

      I bought this under the assumption that it was 18 lbs for 61 key and that it must have had weighted keys….alas, I was wrong, these are spring loaded keys. I WANT A SMALL KEYBOARD TO USE AT WORK, WITH PIANO-WEIGHTED KEYS—-apparently I search in vain—-HELLO MANUFCTURERS!!!!!—-so I pissed away my $200 hard-earned US Dollars (last yrs AGI in NJ was 22632) on the ONE keyboard which I THOUGHT had fully Propah key feel, to NO AVAIL! HELLO NAMM 2022, since it’s too late for 2021…make some good stuff that we can sneak into work. I already bought a Roland Go-Keys 88, and a Yamaha Piaggero NP-32, and finally a Yamaha P-125, which fills the bill, except that an 88 key thing is hard to bring to work—thus I HOPED BEYOND HOPE THAT SOMEONE MIGHT MAKE A 61 KEY “board”….HELLO MANF’s and NAMM hangers-on. The Po folk all round da woild need a 61 key weighted key piani!!! Take MY WORD FOR IT! I watch Jeremy See and James Pavel Shawcross and other youtube influencers. You just don’t think that THERE IS A MARKET FOR IT, do ya? Well…I have stated my case.

      18 people found this helpful

    31. George J Hansen

      Great entry keyboard!

      I purchased this back in may 2020 have had no issues, this keyboard is a perfect fit for beginners!

      One person found this helpful

    32. Ol Skool

      Great keyboard!

      Great keyboard for price, portability and usage. I am a Piano Guy so this works fine for me if you are not looking for a lot of bells n whistles.

      4 people found this helpful

    33. John G.

      Unreliable and only for begineers

      electronics unreliable – runaway functioning, loss of controlfor beginners only – key weight and sound unrealistic compared to acoustic piano

    34. Clan Duncan


      At max the volume is incredibly quiet. The piano sound is tinny, and the worst one on the board. I didn’t even have this board two hours and I packed it up and sent it back. Never thought I’d say it but you’re better off with a Casio.

      2 people found this helpful

    35. Diego L.

      Ojo, la descripcion esta mal NO me entregaron uno de 88 teclas

      Ahora a ver como puedo cambiarlo por el que necesito

    36. Andrea Salerno

      Do not buy it used on amazon

      I bought it used but very good on amazon. IT was supposed to have minor cosmetic defect and work perfectly. It came with one key that never worked. Unfortunately I could not claim within the timeline for return and got no assistance. Please buy it new or do not buy it. The Amazon label of used but good cannot be trusted.

      2 people found this helpful

    37. Miguel Rafael lopez



    38. Amazon Customer

      Sounds awful!

      If you care about how it sounds, this is not the keyboard for you!

      One person found this helpful

    39. Jim Simmons

      Portable Piano

      I purchased this unit to use for piano practice in my office while on lunch break and while on the road in my RV. The overall quality is very good and it has just enough extras and effects to make a complete and very user-friendly instrument without feeling cluttered.

    40. marcmarc

      Piano de très bonnes qualités

      Ce piano est très bien pour l’apprentissage le son est de qualité, j’ai ajouté des stickers de notes de musique pour apprendre plus rapidement.Il ya un support intégré très utile pour mettre une tablette ou des notes de partition.Le toucher est plutôt agréable c’est très bien pour débuter.Par contre la livraison était impeu longue.

    41. Marcelo

      Excellent for a beginner

      The piano is very good for the price, I don’t have any complaint. The sound is not the best, I find the virtual instruments that I have way better then the built-in sounds, but it does the job. The learning app that comes with it Skoove is not bad, but it doesn’t recognize notes very well. I am just disappointed with Amazon, I bought the 61 keys instead of the 88 because this wasn’t available, but in the end it took so long to arrive that if I had bought the 88 keys(that I actually wanted) it would have arrived at the same time. I understand we’re facing a complicated moment but it’s a bit frustrating.

    42. Adam Rose

      Description says 6 D cell batteries but it’s actually 6 AA batteries

      Piano works fine, but the description says the wrong type of batteries

      One person found this helpful

    43. Cliente Amazon

      Perfecto para empezar

      El piano suena bien. Tiene 10 voces y aunque habría echado en falta una tipo guitarra no está mal. La única pega que le pondría es que hay algunos programas que devuelven un error de falta de memoria del piano cuando ll conecto. No sé si realmente es cosa del piano.

      2 people found this helpful

    44. Amazon Customer


      Pros: compact and light weight with full sized keys. Good volume. Keys feel slightly better than an entry level keyboard but are absolutely NOT weighted.Cons: keys are not weighed (if I had to guess, I would say they may have a spring underneath). The sound isn’t great- the volume is fine bit the actual piano sound is rough.Overall, I think this keyboard is overpriced. It’s better than an absolute entry level keyboard but not by much.

    45. David & Nikki Spencer

      Excellent product but don’t bother with Skoove if you’re an Android user.

      Received this yesterday and first impressions very good. It is a replacement for a very old Roland ep-7e that gave up the ghost and it compares very favourably. The only criticism so far is the included Skoove Premium trial – this only works on a PC, laptop or Apple product (iPhone, iPad) but not Android. Therefore Skoove is useless for anyone, like me, who wants to use an Android tablet. That negative aside I am very happy with this product and it appears to be excellent value for money.

      2 people found this helpful

    46. jean gosselin

      Qualité service et prix.

      Tres bien pour débutant et plus.

    47. MGMG

      Excellent keyboard with great sound

      This keyboard is well built and robust with nice sound (comparable to a piano) and is large enough to play almost any beginner song. The keyboard is useful for not only beginners but also intermediates as it has a plug in for a pedal and controls such as reverb. Great price for what you get and would highly recommend for any user especially beginners.

      2 people found this helpful

    48. KenM

      Easy to use

      It is easy for young kids who want to learn to play the piano.

    49. James D Metzger


      good quality and great for self learning

    50. Tony

      Très bon piano

      Idéal pour débutants ou musicien désirant transporter sont piano sans difficulté très bon son très beau piano il as tout d’un grand

      One person found this helpful

    51. D.J.

      Baby Boomer Keyboard

      Like a lot of kids growing up in the ’60’s, I took piano lessons for a few years, but I was not gifted so I lost interest. However, I always thought I would try again as an adult. I decided that during the quarantine was a good time to try. Love this keyboard! The sound is great, the keys feel good, and I’m having so much fun being a basic player. Totally recommend this keyboard.

      7 people found this helpful

    52. David Mellor

      Great portable keyboard

      Alesis has a long history and a great reputation for sound quality and mechanical action. This Recital 61 deserves its name. Lots of stops, lots of ways to connect, midi compatible, great music stand. Industry standard interfaces. We use it at home for pleasure, but I think it would work well for a small band or a teaching application too.

      4 people found this helpful

    53. Dodge Prints

      Does not have Semi Weighted keys

      This was a gift. And I feel ripped off. I wanted a small keyboard with weighted keys, Any weight. There is none, this has spring loaded keys. If I wanted a keyboard like this I would’ve purchased something used from the 90s, for around $20. Voices sound cheap, Can’t adjust FXs (hope you like a fast chorus) It’s weighed in the sense that it feels like it has two cement bricks in it. Build quality is decent.

      One person found this helpful

    54. Sandy J.

      More than adequate for a beginner.

      Every bit as heavy as advertised. Nonetheless still portable. I have mine in a fixed location. The sound quality is just a little less than I had expected but still very acceptable for a beginning student like myself. I would definitely say this is a great alternative to a full 88 keyboard if you don’t have the space.

      3 people found this helpful

    55. Jess Kufahl

      Good value

      Better sound than piano.Head phones great for practice

      2 people found this helpful

    56. Paul Fehrenbach

      Easy to use but…

      Very easy to setup and get started playing. However, the sound without earphones does not seem quite right. Also miss the extra octaves of the 88 key version.

      One person found this helpful

    57. kuroneko

      Unexpected value at a low price.

      Amazing keyboard for the price. The keys are satisfactory, the sound is quite good for a keyboard at this price, build quality feeling very solid, and the midi works as expected. Haven’t used the metronome as I have other devices for that., as such I can provide no feedback on how well it functions. All in all for a $200 keyboard it is a great buy. I will definitely consider this brand for future purchases.

      5 people found this helpful

    58. Clementine

      Exceeded my expectations

      I love it! The sound is very clean and the board looks cool as well. In perfect condition and it arrived super quick. Definitely worth your money 🙂

      One person found this helpful

    59. Michael Greig

      Can’t beat the price!

      Love the semi-weighted keys. Battery option makes it so portable. great purchase!

      One person found this helpful

    60. ColetteColette

      Good sound quality and perfectly weighted keys for beginner/intermediate

      A beautiful clean piano with decently weighted keys. I haven’t explored all the sound options and effects but this is excellent for a beginner or someone with experience brushing up on their skills. Good sound quality and excellent value.

      3 people found this helpful

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  • Musical Instruments

    Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)

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    Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)


    SKU: B0BGQG84Y4 Category:

    Mahogany body 700T Humbucker pickups Rosewood fretboard 24.75 Scale

    60 reviews for Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)

    1. Lobo

      Great sounding and playing guitar.

      Before I bought this guitar I read allot of reviews, some good some bad. Some people said it’s not great wood and save your money for a better guitar. I am stationed at a FOB in Afghanistan and did not want to spend allot of money on a guitar that will not live in the best of conditions but still be professional enough to keep my interest in practicing while I was away. I thought well for $149 I could afford to do some upgrades later if I liked the guitar or sell it when it is time to leave.When the box came I pulled it out and gave it a quick look see and was pleasantly surprised. It really is a pretty guitar in Vintage Sunburst. It is thinner and much lighter than a standard Les Paul more along the lines of a Les Paul Junior with two knobs, a selector switch, but with two pickups. The neck was straight and very comfortable, the frets can be smoothed out more but are really fine the way they are and although slightly neck heavy feels great while playing. When I plugged it into a Vox headphone amp (Twin)and some high grade headphones and started adjusting the knobs a huge smile came across my face. This thing growled and spit, or can sound very clean and jazzy. I did do some adjustment for intonation, lowering the strings a bit which made it more responsive to the pickups. I will keep this guitar and play it on stage. Just change the strings immediately to a higher quality set, adjust or have a guitar shop adjust the intonation if you do not know how. The tuners have to go they have slop in them, which are 9mm not 10mm tuner holes so you will need to ream the back of the tuner holes some and put a better set of tuners on the guitar. While you are at it exchange the plastic nut for a graphite nut. You will see a noticeable difference in sustain and staying in tune. However it is a player straight out of the box. For a beginner it can’t be beat, for an intermediate or professional that likes funky guitars, this is a great platform to experiment with or upgrade. It doesn’t sound exactly like a Les Paul but has allot of characteristic’s of one. It has it’s own cool sound. I love this guitar.

      17 people found this helpful

    2. Greg Robles

      Handyman special.

      It is a very decent quality instrument.It came with no instructions.It came with no truss hex key.I had to tighten the volume pot, it was loose, and the volume knob fits crookedly.Is the bridge pickup supposed to sound weaker than the upper neck position pickup? The bridge pickup also had an oily coating on it.I have a good mind to ask for a refund.But-I love it. It has a nice sound, and the shorter scale neck fits my physique better than the long neck guitars.

      2 people found this helpful

    3. Darrington H.

      Great beginner guitar

      Would highly recommend for beginners or those who want to modify or customize a guitar. The strings are pretty cheap, and don’t have such a nice sound, but thats an easy fix.

      One person found this helpful

    4. Danny

      4th the sunburst was flawless and absolutey beautiful, smooth and shiny

      ok 1st, it was shipped and received on time, it was in double boxes, the inside guitar box had extra packing, outside box was secure and sufficient. 2nd the guitar was packed and totally covered well. 3rd it had epiphone owners manual, a neck wrench, extra info and an epiphone guitar case/window/bumper sticker, all in a big zip lock bag. 4th the sunburst was flawless and absolutey beautiful, smooth and shiny. 5th the neck and bridge is set well from factory, am sure it will be tweaked after a few hours, the neck is bolted well and frets are right, the tuners work well and are easy to handle, the strings are medium good quality 6th the pickups are fantastic, the toggle switch is heavy and easy located, volume and tone knobs are speed knobs easy located, the cable input is heavy and cable is tight, strap nuts are good quality and secure, 7th and best part, it sounds fantastic on all pickup selections, it is very easy to play, All said this is a fantastic guitar, the price is great, play ability is great, The Epiphone Special 11 LE is the biggest bang for the buck you will ever get, my qualifications to evaluate is ive been songwriting performing various genres of music for 45 years, ive owned high end guitars and different types of equipment, and played venues large and small, and toured. Finally, why do I promote this guitar so highly, For the love of music, in the hope that some child will be interested and some parent wont be duped into buying expensive things that may or may not be as well built as this guitar, it can make a difference if a person holds interest, and perhaps an adult can continue in their own efforts and enjoy better, this is a simple and great guitar, thank you for your time to read this, and please enjoy the music you make with this fantastic guitar.

      4 people found this helpful

    5. jimrenfroe

      3 Stars, Good value but it needed a lot of work

      I got this pretty fast. I took it out of the box and wanted nothing more than to give it 5 stars just for value alone. I’m still shaking my head in disbelief that I got this guitar for the price. First, the ‘tuner’ issues that I’ve been reading about. Replace the strings! I stretched and stretched these things and they would not stay in tune. A set of D’Addario 10’s cured that straight away (or whatever you prefer just change them). The tuners aren’t the best but they are not to blame, it’s the cheap strings. Now, technically if you only play open chords this was playable out of the box. The neck angle was so off the A string rattled no matter how high I set the bridge. The guitar would not intonate due to the ridiculous angle. Yes I could have sent it back but I suspect I would have gotten another just like it. I had to spend about 6 hours shimming the neck AND the nut (Never had to do this to the nut on an electric, not even on a used guitar. The nut slot was cut too deep), as well as working on leveling nearly every fret to make it playable. It required 3 business cards to shim the neck which is the most I’ve ever had to use. After I got that straight I removed a bit of paint from the neck and set it with wood glue in the pocket and on all the screws. In my opinion this helps a great deal with these and all bolt ons for that matter.If I bought this used none of this would have been a big deal. But as I’m looking at this horrid neck angle and doing all this work I’m steadily staring at the ‘QC passed’ sticker. Must have been built on a Friday afternoon or something.— NOW–after I did this it is sweet!!. I play through a Peavey Valveking 100 and it rocks as good as my Strat w/ Duncans and Dimarzios. The quality of the electronics is not sub par at all. After adjusting the pickups screws to match the string height and getting all the horrible wax off them, I’d argue that this is as good as any Epi I’ve ever played as far as pups and all, so don’t hesitate there because I don’t really care for Epis and I’m in love with it. (I bought this to sell mainly, but now????) The build quality; hmm, if you can do guitar work go for it. Otherwise I’d highly recommend a more expensive model. The $299 models are great right out of the box usually.

      31 people found this helpful

    6. Christian

      This guitar is perfect for a beginner guitar

      This guitar is very nice and really appealing. It sounds fantastic and it stays in tune. For 200$ this thing is perfect for a beginner electric guitarist. The only things I recommend would be switching out the strings if you really want it to sound awesome, although the strings it comes with sound good too.

      2 people found this helpful

    7. James Oscar Lawless

      Nicer than I ever thought it would be.

      Up front -I have not owned a Gibson or Epiphone in YEARS.I switched to Schecter.Then – I was turned on to Dean guitars.See – I am a guy who murders guitars.I’m not a super shredder. I am not Steve Vai.But I wear out frets like a bear.However – my equipment was mostly stolen from me.I need to play but money always is an issue.Then Epiphone Les Paul Special II arrived as a suggestion.With the coupon I paid 144. Dollars. $144.99 with Free Shipping.It arrived 1 day late, but there were mitigating circumstances.Out of the box I tuned it up. No adjustments needed.I WILL change the factory strings to my favorite Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys;However – that’s all I will need to do – It stays in tune. The neck is fast and comfortable.It’s 13 lbs of solid.Even sounds great unplugged.I MAY just get a spare in black.VERY GOOD BUY.Order one.

      One person found this helpful

    8. Chad Peery

      NOT just for ‘beginners!”

      I’m a seasoned musician of over a half century. I love my strat, but still, it didn’t produce sounds that I was seeking, so I thought I’d take a chance on the Epiphone Les Paul Special II. WOW! This one was 200 bucks, and I was expecting the usual cheapo guitar problems, like cheese-grater frets and being in need of a decent setup. Instead, I unboxed a guitar that had been set up beautifully! Smooth frets, no buzzing, straight and true neck, every fret was smooth, no obvious defects in body or finish, and when I played it, I couldn’t believe how it felt! Beginner guitar my azz! This plays, feels, and sounds like a pro guitar, and for the price, that is absolutely astounding! Now, it isn’t the ‘real’ mahogany, it’s a lighter version of the wood, but it’s much better than basswood or the cheaper woods normally found on budget guitars. The Pups are just exactly the humbucker sound I was looking for, and my only gripe is the bridge not being able to adjust individual string height. That’s the only thing I might replace, but I’ve lowered the action to where I like it and still, NO BUZZ! This guitar is really well set up. I could not be happier with this instrument. Well done, Epiphone! Now I see why they market it as a beginners guitar: in reality, it competes nicely with their more expensive lines, including the Gibson versions.

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    9. ZBel

      Amazing feeling playing this thing 🙂

      Let’s get this out of the way now, I am no where near knowing how to play, let alone judging one guitar from another. Before getting this guitar I had to acoustic guitars which i had because of Rocksmith guitar game. The new Rocksmith came out this past year and I got it into my head to buy an actual electric guitar. I went for a solid price as I have no intention of taking classes or anything like that. This is primarily for my kids and I to rock out during weekends and picking up what we can while playing.Now for the review, this thing, cosmetically makes look like a rock god lol. Compared to the acoustics I have used, I feel better using this going up and down the neck. It really feels so much better. I hate when I get stuck with the acoustics now when we play multiplayer. I have been playing the game at least for 1 hour every other day since getting this thing and I am surprised at how much I have picked up. They say to play for like 60 days and you just pick up the guitar, I have not gotten that great (I am not one to sell their game) but compared to the first time I played Rocksmith with my acoustic and now with this thing, I can move from several chords on the fly where I could never reach that before.For any beginner I think this would just be amazing at the price. I mean it worked so well for me, how couldn’t for some other beginner that may go further.

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    10. Amazon Customer

      Very good for the money. Good knock around for beginning to intermediate players

      I bought this after decades of playing Martin acoustic guitars because I figured it was finally time to take more than a passing stab at an electric.Really, for the price, this is a very good guitar for beginner or intermediate players. I use this as a knock around to practice scales, modes, and whathaveyou in my spare time. For that purpose, I’m very happy with the purchase. The only downside is that the action was lower than I’d like (even for an electric) when first arrived. Still, this is perfectly playable as a hobby instrument and well worth the money. True, if you spend four or five times as much you will get a noticibly better guitar, but unless you’ve got gigs lined up that will pay for said expensive guitar and you really know what you’re doing, it’s not needed.Put another way, I had a friend come over who swears by his $1,000+ Gibson Les Paul. He asked to play this – I said sure and gave no other comment. His assessment? He shrugged said “not bad” and continued playing.

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    11. Isaac

      Excellent guitar

      I was very impressed with the quality, finish and playability of this guitar. I’ve been playing for 30 years and own about a dozen electric guitars of various makes across a wide range of prices. I wanted to get an SG to play some classic rock and have fun with. I didn’t expect much for the price, but I tried this guitar and the G400 Pro and honestly preferred the feel of this one.The guitar came boxed with an inner box to protect it during shipping. Although playability out of the box was fairly good, I had to perform a setup to get the guitar exactly as I wanted. I removed the strings, rubbed down and oiled the fingerboard, then strung it with D’Addario 10-46 nickel wounds. The truss rod required a quarter turn adjustment to get the neck profile straight. The intonation and action were pretty much perfect out of the box. I just raised the action a tiny bit to make it more in line with my other instruments.The pickups are a bit darker than a traditional SG and while they sound great heavily overdriven, the clean sound is a bit lacking in character. After a week or so of playing, I replaced the pickups with a set I bought from Amazon: pickups are amazing value for money and sound fabulous. However the pickup frame was larger than the original stock pickups so I had to rout the body slightly to get the new pickups to fit. This was a simple operation which only took me 10 minutes to do with the Dremel.After a bit of work, this guitar now looks, plays and sounds like a professional instrument. It’s rapidly becoming my favorite guitar to jam with. I love it!

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    12. Hank Spanky

      Crazy Good!

      I currently own 8 guitars….Fenders, Gibson, Rickenbacher, Guild, Gretsch and Martin. I’ve been playing for more than 40 years. I was in the market for an inexpensive electric to use strictly for playing slide. After checking out some pawn shops and antique stores (nothing really got my attention) I saw this on Amazon and was intrigued by all the positive reviews. For 149.00 how could I go wrong? This guitar is crazy good! So much so that I am not going to raise the action for slide as I truly enjoy playing it as a “normal” guitar. Is the wood the most beautiful….no. Is the “sunburst” hand painted….no (although the finish is perfect). Does the setup need tweaking….yes. The weight and feel of this guitar are great. Hardware is what you find on the Epi top of the line LP’s. All in all a great sounding, very comfortable guitar. I still can’t believe how much guitar you get for the money. Got a Guardian hardshell case for 69.00, new strings and setup… for around 300.00 you are good to go. I was so impressed with this guitar I bought one for my brother who used to play, but didn’t have a guitar anymore (hoping he would get back into it). He loves it too! Hank Spanky 7/1/2013

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    13. Alex


      This guitar is AWESOME!!! It’s a top of the line guitar for an insanely affordable price. When I took it out of the box, I literally almost cried. She is a thing of beauty to behold. As soon as I laid my fingers on her sweet, silky strings I instantly knew that it was a match made in heaven. I would have sex with this guitar if I could… LOL!(I tried but it was rather painful I don’t recommend it) I absolutely LOVE playing this thing and the sound is amazing, even with my old school amp. The only downside, if you could even call it that, is that the guitar does not come with a strap, case, or plug to connect it with the amp. I got all these things separately though also from amazon for pretty cheap and with all the money you save on the guitar it really is not a big deal. Another thing was there were a few small, superficial scuff marks on the top of the guitar near the tuning pegs but these probably occurred during shipment which is understandable and has nothing to do with the manufacturer. All and all, this is the best guitar I have ever had and I am SOOO happy with this purchase!

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    14. Johnny W.

      a STEAL for beginners!

      I bought this mainly to learn on Rocksmith 2014 on both the PC and Xbox One. I got it when there was a special, it was under $100, so why not! That’s is a steal!I am now on my 2nd week of playing the guitar, and the high E string broke. I told myself I would get it “professionally” setup once that happens. And that’s exactly what I am going to do. Just waiting on the TUSQ XL Epiphone nut to show up so it can be put on it then get it all setup. Since I am one of those people that been having tuning issues. Got a variety of strings tooOverall for the price that I paid! I am really appreciating it. I don’t plan to play live or in person for anyone. This is something I just want to do. So for that sole purpose, this is a great guitar just for that.

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    15. Jarrod

      I really like this guitar

      I really like this guitar. Is it the best guitar I’ve ever owned? No. It is also far from the worse guitar I’ve owned. The strings that came on it are pretty awful, I didn’t even attempt to play on them. I replaced them with a fresh set and there was some fret buzz but after adjusting the truss rod a half turn and raising the bridge ever so slightly it played great. (Don’t do this if you aren’t experienced)I have replaced the plastic nut with a Tusq one and that helped with tuning a lot. The plastic one liked to bind when turning, even after I lubricated it. The tuner are just ok. There is some slop in them and I will probably replace them at some point. The pickups sound great and the selector switch is solid and the pots have no static.I use this guitar to play Rocksmith and it works great for that purpose.

    16. Shay Marie

      I wanted something very affordable but also great quality. After looking around at guitars considered in …

      I have been playing for well over 5 years but recenlty moved to college away from home and left my electric guitar there. Wanting to play again and have an electric here, I wanted something very affordable but also great quality. After looking around at guitars considered in the same price-range/level like Fender Squires and such, I decided to go for this guitar as I know Epiphone is a great brand from personel expireinces with previous guitars I have had. The guitar came very nicely packaged with a certificate of authenticity and an Epiphone catalog. I have now been using this guitar for about month and I am very very pleased with the quality of the guitar for such an affordable price. It works perfectly with the amp I already own, all of the amp chords I already own as well, and the strings the come on it are good quality. So if you are looking for an affordable guitar that is also excellent quality, I would highly reccommed this guitar over any other brand within the same price range.

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    17. Lu

      Great guitar for beginner & masters alike!

      This sounds fantastic. For the price this thing rocks and constructed very well. Only a guitar snob would play this and make a face of disgust.I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about the law of diminishing returns? Well, in a blind test to my friends they couldn’t tell the difference between this and my $1500 electric/acoustic Ovation. I can, but the Ovation is… 10% better tops.This is the lowest I’d go in pricing though, tbh. It’s totally worth it.Make sure to get a decent amp. Or an output only amp. That way you can use headphones or connect your guitar to a preexisting sound system you already own with component, aux or optical cables.

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    18. AJ Martin

      Excellent Guitar, Phenomenal Price

      This guitar, the Epiphone Les Paul SPECIAL II, is worth far more than the asking price! If you are looking for a well made Guitar without breaking the bank, this is the one for you. Epiphone has a long standing reputation of building wonderful instruments, and this Les Paul is no exception. The quality of the components would typically be included on a far more expensive model, so it’s a real treat to find on an Epiphone at this price point.This guitar looks great, has a good weight to it, and the action feels just about right. It sounds fantastic. The strings that come pre-installed are pretty light, so, great for note bending if that’s your thing. Even though this guitar is comparable to more expensive Epiphones and Gibson’s in the line, it’s controls are simplified which is great for beginners. It’s very easy to change the tone, without having to worry about the settings. I definitely recommend this guitar, even to experienced players, I think you’ll be surprised with the quality of this inexpensive Les Paul.

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    19. R. Powers

      Best little guitar for the price

      Set up is about an 85 out of 100 out of the box.ProsQuite playable. Looks good. feels good. sounds good. The edition about four or five years ago was not worth having without significant modification. The current model looks a lot like the first model with all recommend mods done at the factory.ConsMy biggest setup complaint is finger nut. Action is a little high. This is not a good issue for beginners to tackle. Its close enough that many shops will ignore it without specific instruction. It is the difference between ok or sweet when you fret your first chord.Negative reviews did not get the same instrument I did. I have owned, played and modified beginner guitars. This is a good one. I also own play and maintain guitars worth 20 times what this one cost. I wonder what impact the amp and settings have on those who complain about the sound. my pickups are plenty hot with appropriate range.Bought this to take to garage and church where it may very well get passed, dropped or punted. Very pleased.Recommend you pay the $ to get it sweet as far as set up if you can’t do it yourself. And run it through a good AMP.

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    20. Keith Claiborne

      Great price

      Took a chance on Description: Condition: Used – Like New – Item will come in original packaging. Packaging will be damaged. Guitar was delivered in original box that looked like it had been shipped around the globe, but very minor damage to outside shipping box. Inside original Epiphone box looked good and seemed to be factory sealed. Guitar was wrapped in plastic with all original box contents and appeared to be brand new, never used or opened. Not bad for $117!

    21. Jeffro

      Well-made, plays well.Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Electric Guitar, Ebony

       Hello again. I have written a review on this guitar just after I purchased it and now it’s been over a year and I still stand by my positive review. I own about 8 guitars now and this guitar is one of two of my favorites. My other favorite is a Dean electric 12 string. When I hold and play this Epiphone Les Paul special 2 guitar it feels and sounds like something I could take on stage but it doesn’t have the cost associated with a Gibson. What’s also amazing is that it’s still around a $150. It’s well worth the noney. It stays in tune and it high quality. Well worth the money. I just purchased an electric/acoustic Epiphone ukelele today for my Chiropractor. I will review that later. If you are looking for a Les Paul guitar this is not one. Not his typical style although Amazon does sell one for about $250 so don’t let the name fool you. It’s still a very nice guitar though. Very solid construction and a beautiful polished ebony finish and tuners. I highly recommend this guitar. Buy it! Thank you.

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    22. ceehee

      Excellent Value!

      I give this guitar 5 stars because for what it is–a low-budget guitar–it is awesome and well worth the money! Mine definitely needed a setup and string change. Since that has been done, this guitar plays just as beautifully as my more expensive LP Studio. Initially, there was quite a bit of fret buzz, but that was mostly taken care of with the setup. There’s still some fret buzz, but no more than with more expensive guitars I’ve played and owned. I find the flat, lightweight body to be an advantage in that it makes the guitar quite easy to handle, and doesn’t make my legs or chest sore if I hold it close for an extended period of time. The pickups, well, they do what they’re supposed to do, and the guitar sounds great through my Orange Crush amp. No loose hardware–everything seems appropriately snug, and I haven’t had a problem with going out of tune yet. My initial intention with this purchase was to have a cheap guitar that I could just kick around and not worry about abusing. What I got is a very nice instrument that deserves to be well-cared for. This guitar is a pleasure to own.

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    23. mother of four

      1st one sent back, 2nd one good

      This was my son’s only Christmas present and when he opened it we realized it was defective. 🙁 I was so sad for him, but we thought after the Christmas break we’d take it into a repair shop to see if they could fix it. The strings were SUPER high off the fingerboard making it unplayable. The repair shop said it would cost as much as the guitar was worth to fix it and I should send it back. Duh! Why didn’t I think of that?! So Amazon was great. I sent it back free of charge, got a new one sent out to replace it with no additional charges and the new one is great. The strings are in the right position. SO glad there was a happy ending to the story!!!! And the exchange for the replacement didn’t cost us anything extra. UPS even picked it up from our doorstep.

    24. Kindle Customer

      There’s a reason it receives 5 star

      This guitar is very attractive looking, and plays well right out of the box. I am a beginner guitarist, so please take this review for what it’s worth. I am extremely pleased, and don’t plan on ever upgrading. This guitar is a darker cherry red wood color in the center than shown in the picture. So expect it to be a different color than what you order. See customer pics.It comes with strings installed and almost tuned. The volume knob is well designed for smooth and convenient use. The tremble and rhythm switch is far enough out of the way that you’re not going to accidently hit it while strumming. My only gripe is that the high E string gets caught on the top pickup when I’m playing hard, but maybe I’m just a novice. I will say that it’s very easy to play.Everything on it is very adjustable which I also like. The only BUYER BEWARE statement I can think of is: you’re going to be addicted to it!

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    25. Suzi

      Good quality for price

      Why I purchased: Been playing other instruments/ some classical guitar and decided to get an electric to have some fun.Packaging & Strings:The product was packaged really well– cardboard box wrapped in bubbles in another cardboard box. The strings were protected and etc. With that being said, I’d still change the strings from what it came with to something else that you’d might like instead (came with really light ones). I don’t know if this is normal/just my shipment but the B and the higher E string both had fret wear marks. I don’t know if that was intended or it’s been pressed against while in storage for too long. But no need to worry if you’re going to re-string anyways.Sound Quality: It seems good so far. By no means, am I a expert for guitar so for a beginner person’s ears, they seem good.Notes: This only comes with Guitar and the strings on them…. Go ahead and purchase cables/ cases/ straps or anything else you might need along with it.

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    26. James David

      A gamble

      I really can’t complain because the guitar was very cheap..HOWEVER. The neck on this guitar was absolutely insane out of the box. The highest action I have ever seen on a guitar. From the reviews it doesn’t seem like everyone had this issue so I guess I was somewhat unlucky..even after adjustments to the truss rod and bridge the action will only budge so much. I live in NYC and I don’t want to pay 40-50 bucks for a setup considering the guitar was 200 lol. I am a bassist but have been writing songs and wanted to get something cheap to record on. Anyways this guitar was a gamble and I got what I got..I have a feeling I can straighten out the neck in time. I’ll most likely end up taking it to a tech to get it sorted. Thanks !

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    27. BigCajunAL

      Defect tune o matic, bad truss rod cover

      Mine came with a defective tune o matic bridge, contacting them. Will report back with results. called Epiphone they sent in request for new bridge(tune-o-matic) they said 7 days its been 2 weeks, truss rod cover smeared, they sent me a new one and the holes don’t line up. now I have to send a picture, again I’ve been without my guitar for 2 weeks. Very disappointed in Epiphone, cheap Chinese doo-doo. Doubt if I will be buying another Epiphone. as of 11/13/20 still have NOT received my bridge(tune-o-matic), its been 3 weeks now. i bought a $25 after market bridge, works better than Epiphone’s doo-doo, i also bought a $6 truss cover which looks way better than the original. I’m a 56yr old man who grew up watching my uncle play his 50’s – 60’s Epiphone and a friend had one also. those were NOT cheap Chinese made. SHAME on you Epiphone!! you evidently have NO quality control. MOVE BACK TO AMERICA!!Ibanez, Schechter and dean here I come! UPDATE Dec 2020, the output jack is only working sometimes and the selector switch is not working correctly, buy another guitar at this price Grote make a good guitar for a lot less.

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    28. BigHNut

      Excellent Guitar!

      Overall I’m impressed with the quality of it. I’m no guitar guru, I wouldn’t even consider myself a novice player and I’m not even sure if I could consider myself a dabbler. Regardless I’ve accumulated a few guitars over the years to fool around with and this one definitely tops the cake. The sound was excellent out of the box when hooked up to my budget 

      Sawtooth ST-AMP-10ST-AMP-10 10-Watt Electric Guitar Amp

       amp and it looks pretty rad! I might actually have to start learning how to play now!My only issues so far are in regards to the blemishes on the guitar. There’s a few on the body, and a couple more on the side of the fretboard, and headstock. Regardless it was worth a hundred bucks in my opinion!

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    29. Sirius

      Beautiful and perfectly made!

      I purchased this guitar after much thoughtful consideration of other possibilities, but the nearly universal high marks for this particular make and model finally persuaded me to go with this one, and I do not regret that decision.First of all, it is a beauty. Initially, I was a little disappointed in that very little wood grain shows through the orangish finish. (My guitar was made in China, which may account for the darker hue.) I thought I had wanted a lighter color, but the more I look at it the happier I am with what I have. Second, this instrument is no light-weight, either in heft or playability. It is solidly constructed, very well put together, and plays like a dream. (I lowered the action until I encountered some fret buzz, then backed off the adjusting screws just a bit; that’s basically the only adjustment I’ve made, or likely will make.)It’s been barely a day since the guitar arrived and, as yet, I’ve only played it unplugged. I can’t wait to hear how it sounds amped up.

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    30. Amazon Customer

      My gf loved it

      I bought this as Christmas gift for my gf. It was perfect. She LOVED it. We both like the sound this guitar makes.

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    31. Henry Charles Wiedefeld

      Good deal

      Got for my son, he loves it and plays it all the time. Only issue I have had was the cable that goes to the amp to guitar, the connector on the inside one of the wires came un soldered. Quick fix

    32. APC Reviews

      Super value for the money. If you’re on a budget, this is an outstanding choice…

      The Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar is a GREAT GUITAR for $169.00 (The average selling price at the time of this review). The pickups, tune-o-matic bridge and stop piece are the same ones used in Epiphone’s more expensive guitars, and are similar to what’s used in much more expensive Gibsons. Although the tone adjustments have been simplified to a toggle between the three pickup combinations and an overall tone control for both pickups, this is not as big a deal as many might make of it. Given the vast array of other things that influence electric guitar sound — strings, amp choice and settings, effects pedals and so forth — the guitar sounds great as is.The finish and general fit and balance of the guitar are great. There was a time when budget guitars screamed cheap and were quite obviously low class in a lot of areas. Those days are past with the Epiphone LP Special II.All that said, there a few things to remember.* The guitar comes with very light bendy strings. This is probably due to market data that tells Epiphone that the bulk of buyers for this guitar are teen Guitar Heros who think that string bending every note is an essential aspect of shredding and wailing. If you plan to put heavier strings on the guitar (like 12-51s for example) for jazz or other styles of music then you will probably need a truss rod adjustment to compensate for the added tension. If you don’t know how to do this, ask someone who does. You can ruin a guitar, permanently, by being too aggressive with a truss rod adjustment.* The guitar has a mahogany neck, but a basswood body. Do not let anyone tell you this is a bad thing. Basswood is a completely acceptable wood for musical instruments. It is not worse or better than mahogany or maple. It is just different. Once again, the differences involved will probably be irrelevant when added into all the other things that players do with amps, strings and pedals to create tone and sound from an electric guitar.* Epiphone has more than one factory making these guitars. One is in China, the other in is Indonesia. The guitars made by each are very close in every detail, but not exactly, perfectly the same.* The Chinese examples of the sunburst model that I have seen have a slightly golden-orange tone to the sunburst pattern, more like the traditional sunburst color in American guitars. The Indonesian examples I have seen have a much more over all orange look. Basswood does not have a lot of visible grain. The example guitar shown in the official Epiphone product photos, the photos you see on most web sites like Amazon and Musician’s Friend and so forth, are probably a little optimistic when it comes to visible grain and the golden hued quality of the sunburst finish.* The Chinese examples I have seen tend to weigh more. One Indonesian model I saw weighed a full pound and half less than the Chinese model right next to it. There is not, unfortunately, any way to tell from the box or from the barcode or SKU number on the box what factory a given example inisde the box came from. The system will deal out whatever is in stock at the moment.The world is full of guys who will zero in on all the details they find inferior about this guitar by noting the rather obvious fact that this is not a Gibson Les Paul Standard costing $3,000.00. There are some people who will complain that this guitar has a bolt on neck. True, the set necks of the more expensive Epiphones and Gibsons are nicer. But, considering the fact that every Fender Stratocaster ever made had a bolt on neck, is this really a big deal? Would Jimi Hendrix have played “Purple Haze” better if his Strat had a set in neck? Probably not.The guitar this model is probably closest to, in spirit and purpose, is not the Gibson Les Pauls but, rather, to the old Gibson Melody Maker guitars from the 60s. That said, this is a hell of lot more guitar for the money than any Melody Maker ever was, and adjusted for inflation, relative to what a Melody Maker would have cost you in 1968, for example, it is almost like Epiphone paying you to play it.People listen to music, not guitars. Music is made by players, not by pickups and electronics. If you’re on a budget, this is an outstanding choice. If you’re not on a budget, it’s still a very good basic instrument. RECOMMENDED.

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    33. Damín Reyes

      Amazing guitar for beginners

      The quantity is so so good and high

    34. John Muir

      Great guitar

      The guitar arrived early and in great condition. Amazing sound for a guitar this affordable.

    35. APC Reviews

      Super value for the money. If you’re on a budget, this is an outstanding choice…,

      The Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar is a GREAT GUITAR for $169.00 (The average selling price at the time of this review). The pickups, tune-o-matic bridge and stop piece are the same ones used in Epiphone’s more expensive guitars, and are similar to what’s used in much more expensive Gibsons. Although the tone adjustments have been simplified to a toggle between the three pickup combinations and an overall tone control for both pickups, this is not as big a deal as many might make of it. Given the vast array of other things that influence electric guitar sound — strings, amp choice and settings, effects pedals and so forth — the guitar sounds great as is.The finish and general fit and balance of the guitar are great. There was a time when budget guitars screamed cheap and were quite obviously low class in a lot of areas. Those days are past with the Epiphone LP Special II.All that said, there a few things to remember.* The guitar comes with very light bendy strings. This is probably due to market data that tells Epiphone that the bulk of buyers for this guitar are teen Guitar Heros who think that string bending every note is an essential aspect of shredding and wailing. If you plan to put heavier strings on the guitar (like 12-51s for example) for jazz or other styles of music then you will probably need a truss rod adjustment to compensate for the added tension. If you don’t know how to do this, ask someone who does. You can ruin a guitar, permanently, by being too aggressive with a truss rod adjustment.* The guitar has a mahogany neck, but a basswood body. Do not let anyone tell you this is a bad thing. Basswood is a completely acceptable wood for musical instruments. It is not worse or better than mahogany or maple. It is just different. Once again, the differences involved will probably be irrelevant when added into all the other things that players do with amps, strings and pedals to create tone and sound from an electric guitar.* Epiphone has more than one factory making these guitars. One is in China, the other in is Indonesia. The guitars made by each are very close in every detail, but not exactly, perfectly the same.* The Chinese examples of the sunburst model that I have seen have a slightly golden-orange tone to the sunburst pattern, more like the traditional sunburst color in American guitars. The Indonesian examples I have seen have a much more over all orange look. Basswood does not have a lot of visible grain. The example guitar shown in the official Epiphone product photos, the photos you see on most web sites like Amazon and Musician’s Friend and so forth, are probably a little optimistic when it comes to visible grain and the golden hued quality of the sunburst finish.* The Chinese examples I have seen tend to weigh more. One Indonesian model I saw weighed a full pound and half less than the Chinese model right next to it. There is not, unfortunately, any way to tell from the box or from the barcode or SKU number on the box what factory a given example inisde the box came from. The system will deal out whatever is in stock at the moment.The world is full of guys who will zero in on all the details they find inferior about this guitar by noting the rather obvious fact that this is not a Gibson Les Paul Standard costing $3,000.00. There are some people who will complain that this guitar has a bolt on neck. True, the set necks of the more expensive Epiphones and Gibsons are nicer. But, considering the fact that every Fender Stratocaster ever made had a bolt on neck, is this really a big deal? Would Jimi Hendrix have played “Purple Haze” better if his Strat had a set in neck? Probably not.The guitar this model is probably closest to, in spirit and purpose, is not the Gibson Les Pauls but, rather, to the old Gibson Melody Maker guitars from the 60s. That said, this is a hell of lot more guitar for the money than any Melody Maker ever was, and adjusted for inflation, relative to what a Melody Maker would have cost you in 1968, for example, it is almost like Epiphone paying you to play it.People listen to music, not guitars. Music is made by players, not by pickups and electronics. If you’re on a budget, this is an outstanding choice. If you’re not on a budget, it’s still a very good basic instrument. RECOMMENDED.

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    36. ADR115

      Excellent product for the price.

      We purchased this guitar for our son. He loves it. Sound quality is great. The product exceeds expectations. Quick delivery. No complaints here.

      2 people found this helpful

    37. Dustin ProckDustin Prock

      Great capture of your old signature 👌

    38. citan-uzuki

      Fine choice for THIS newbie.

      Fine choice for this newbie.I bought this guitar for use with Rocksmith 2014. It has been a month and I have not had any issues with the guitar. One of the strings will lose some of its tension and will need to be adjusted fairly frequently. However, it is a minor adjustment to make.Rocksmith 2014 will work with other electric guitars. This one simply came with the bundle. I am sure that you can get higher quality, higher-performing units to use with the game. However, at this point, you may not be sure whether you will actually like playing the guitar. So, it may not make sense to spend more money for a better guitar at this point. I have known a lot of people who took up the guitar with a great deal of enthusiasm, only to lose interest after finding out just how hard it actually is to learn. It all depends on your budget, naturally.This is a fully-functioning guitar and not a game controller. Rocksmith 2014 is not at all like Guitar Hero, wherein the latter uses a special guitar-shaped game controller. The beauty of Rocksmith 2014 is that the game is actually made to work with an actual electric guitar. The secret is the cable. The cable plugs into where you would normally insert an amp cable. The other end of the cable is a usb that plugs into the front ports of your Playstation 4.The build quality of this guitar is more than good enough for you to learn on. If you are thinking of playing Rocksmith 2014 and you do not already own an electric guitar, then this one is worthy of your consideration. Buy a strap and the appropriate size guitar case and you are good to go. It should also be good enough if after you finish the game and you decide that you want to continue your learning, you will not need to immediately buy another guitar. In other words, this is a practical guitar choice for someone to learn on. You can buy cheaper models and you can also definitely buy more expensive models. But for this game and for a new learner, this one is a good choice. I do not foresee a situation in the game where you will find yourself under-equipped with this unit. This model was chosen by Ubisoft as one that would work well with their game, given the price of entry as well as the level of quality needed to play Rocksmith as well as interface with the different game console models.As I said, there are plenty of cheaper choices out there. But, I would not recommend a cheaper model for a new learner. Someone new to guitars will naturally make mistakes in the handling of the instruments, string tension, and adjustments. For someone just learning, they need a sturdy guitar that can tolerate a little bit of less-than delicate handling. Especially if the learner is a less-than careful youngster. In my opinion, this Les Paul is a sturdy unit.

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    39. Dave

      After a proper set-up 5 stars Damn nice guitar

      I am editing my previous review on this little guitar after taking the time to properly set it up, dial it in and play it for a while. I edited yet again as someone didn’t appreciate my “gloating” over other guitars I own. Sorry to offend YOU.I made a knee jerk review (again) right after I got this. But in all fairness I received my Gibson Les Paul on the same day, buying IT from my local music store and professionally set up, ready to go. I was comparing apples and oranges, so to speak. But now, even after comparing them to each other, they really aren’t that far apart.The Gibson is the best guitar I’ve ever owned and made my previous comparison based on it. But this little baby is now my second favorite.My other review was NOT FAIR!!!!!! I paid a lot more for the Gibson and 149 bucks for this Epiphone. Dollar for dollar this little Ephiphone is a steal!!!! WOW!!!I must honestly admit, the edge goes to my Gibson, but not by as much as you’d think. This little Epiphone is an outstanding guitar, regardless of price. If I were to play them each blindfolded I would never guess one was $149 guitar, ever! The tone of the Epiphone is much like the Gibson Les Paul. It’s easy to play, comfortable and has a sweet sound. I can either rock out with it or mellow out and play the blues or classic rock.To be honest, I will probably play this Epiphone a LOT more than the Gibson. After all, if I ding this one up I haven’t broke the bank. I think I’ll tend to use this one a lot more than the other.I am very happy with this Epiphone Les Paul and will proudly play and OWN it. I am amazed they can make this thing for the money they charge. I may purchase another one and put it away as I’m sure the price won’t stay this low. PLUS, I’ll get another one in a different color!! You can never have too many guitars.. I am going to an a pickguard to this one. The finish on it is outstanding and I’d like to keep it that way.If I were thinking of learning to play the guitar, this one is a no-brainer….BUY IT!!!If you’re an established player looking for a really nice practice guitar, I’d buy this one is a heartbeat. I was shocked at how sweet it sounds, how good it looks, how comfortable and light it is and how well it plays. Sure it was way out of tune and required a few height adjustments but now it is FANTASTIC.New rule for me, no writing reviews until I own the product for at least one week!!!!!

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    40. Coastwx

      I already had a case and nice Marshall Amp

      I’ve been a lazy person in terms of writing product reviews, but had to chime in on the Epiphone LP purchase. First of all, I did research on new guitar options at the local Guitar Center website and settled on this instrument. They had it for $199, so for kicks I looked on Amazon two nights before I had planned to test and buy at our GC on a Sat. Amazon had it for $159 and $199 for lots of extras. I already had a case and nice Marshall Amp, so only needed the guitar. The best part, it arrived on Sat about the same time I would have purchased locally. The reviews were so good, I was not worried about testing live before purchase and it was a great choice.I’m only 3 months into this journey to become a musician, so a beginner, but absolutely love everything about this guitar. I messed around in the early 90’s on old electric while in college, but never learned chords or any songs. When my wife acquired her old Sears-quality kids guitar from her Mom, I put new strings for something to mess around with on the weekends. Several weeks later, I got a cheap First Act electric for $25. Several weeks later a nice Takamine acoustic as the ears “learned” the notes and chords better. While switching from this quality acoustic guitar to the First Act, it was clearly apparent the First Act was a piece of junk. Notes and chords were just not clear and just not enjoyable to play. Well, this Epiphone is an awesome step forward combined with the Marshall amp. While I want to progress to blues scales in time, I’ve purposely focused on the major and minor chords and seamless transition between them. This guitar expresses the notes of chords so clearly. What I love most is the ability to slightly modify major chords like from Dmaj to Dsus4 and have it translate so clear as an example. Prior I never used the effects on my Marshall because it just sounded like a mess, but this guitar solves that issue. After a whole weekend of use, it felt like a big leap forward just because of quality. The fretboard layout helped refine the chords I’ve learned so far, so all strings were clear. Really helped practicing bending, hammer-ons and pull offs too. At any rate, for the money, it’s hard to beat. I suspect that if this journey continues a more expensive guitar may be warranted in a few years, but as others have said, this will always be a quality practice instrument. Especially considering we spend every other weekend at our beach bungalow and it is nice not having to transport every time.Oh, it was good to go right out of the box except a slight tightening of the strings to get in tune. No dings… in perfect condition.

      27 people found this helpful

    41. Craig Hawkins

      Don’t Buy This Guitar — it is a rip off

      This is the first bad review I’ve written on anything I’ve bought on line in 15 years, but I feel obligated to point out that this guitar is beyond poor quality, it is so beyond poor quality it is practically unplayable.

      Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Electric Guitar, Ebony

      I was very much looking forward to getting this guitar — the name alone holds a lot of weight “Les Paul”. When it arrived I was excited to play it, so I hooked it to my amp and started to tune it, and I must admit it was sounding good. I noticed on the bottom (high e) string though, I was just getting garbled sound from the sixth fret down, and something was just off with the sound. The string above it was off too. I finally gave up and requested a replacement, I had already tossed the box (big mistake), totally expecting no problem with the replacement planning to ship the replacement back in the new box. But, you guessed it, the replacement was bad too, with a similar problem.This time just to make sure I wasn’t missing something, I took it to a guitar store and asked them to setup the guitar for me. I hadn’t told the guy anything about the problem I was having, but he immediately noticed several problems with the neck, fretboard and frets. He said they could more than likely fix it, but it wouldn’t be worth it since the fix would cost almost what I paid for the guitar.Now I’m stuck having to find a box to ship the second guitar back in, and I have no guitar.I don’t like to skimp on quality, since you end up paying more in the end when you settle for low quality stuff. I violated my own personal rule in this case, and got bit. This guitar was a rip off and a big waste of my time.I will get a guitar, and a good one, but I will look for ones with more than 11 favorable reviews, or go to a music store and play it first before purchasing, and know that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

      10 people found this helpful

    42. Agent Smashing

      Great to learn on

      I love this guitar, I’m currently learning how to play guitar with Rocksmith 2014, although it doesn’t sound as rich in tone as a more expensive guitar, it a LOT closer to a professional sound than your typical starter guitar. I’ve got about 40 hours on the guitar and I was surprised my hands haven’t bled, but I did slowly build a resistance to it. Now I can play without any pain. Anyway, great guitar with the classic Les Paul look, and once you move on to something better you can hang this on the wall with pride as your first guitar. One thing I will warn about, the sunburst in the picture looks great, but when you get it in the mail it may be a darker orange (like mine), personally I dont care but some may.

      One person found this helpful

    43. J Gerhart

      Nice for the price

      I play acoustic instruments, but wanted to try a solid electric without breaking the bank. Epiphone has a good rep and the price was right. I find it easy to play without further setup and it looks better than I had hoped at the price. The tone switch is a bit touchy, need to jiggle occasionally.

    44. George Fitch

      Beautiful guitar – love it!

      My expectations were exceeded with this guitar. It was delivered in perfect condition. Minor tuning was all it needed and i find that even the intonation is correct. The guitars action is right on and is very playable right out of the box. Sounds great on my cheap amp which is surprising. Its a beautiful looking guitar too! This is maybe my best purchase ever…..

    45. Rick Hunter

      Buy this guitar. Today! Right now!!

      This is an AWESOME guitar! When I asked all my guitar player friends what to buy they unanimously said “buy an Epiphone,” so I did, and my God I have loved it since the moment I opened it. I’d give you all kinds of technical reasons why it’s awesome but I’m that guy who had to google what the treble/rhythm switch does so just trust me it’s a beauty! I’m only giving it four stars because it arrived, despite all of its intricate and multiple layers of delicate packing and protection it still had two inch long chips alongside the left side of the neck. When I’m playing I don’t even notice them but they’re still there and I can’t be parted with this thing long enough to try to replace it!Buy this guitar. Seriously.

    46. tonelab

      Going to need to do some work

      Needs tweaking, rosewood fingerboard was dry needed to soak with linseed oil replaced stock pickups with Seymour Duncans ….wiring and solder found a few cold joints took care of that that was a non issue for me needed to be set up as well not an issue for me but for the beginner or intermediate might present some challenges next step is to replace stock tuners with locking tuners also thinking this is basswood and not mahogany it is very light great potential but honestly the only reason why I didn’t buy a premium Les Paul this time what’s because of the abundance of parts that I have laying around Seymour Duncan pickups Grover strap locks Grover locking tuners etc

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    47. Dakotah Jennings

      Epi Les Paul Special 2 = AWESOME

      It’d been about 6 years since I’ve had an electric guitar. I traded my old one off to pay a debt and just never returned. I decided recently after moving back to my home town that I was going to get back into playing electric guitar, only this time I wanted it to be more than a “hobby”. I fully intend on doing local gigs for fun and some side cash and this guitar will EASILY deliver.It came in perfect condition. The action is set perfectly and I don’t have any issues with buzzing strings. It comes with clear (black) control knobs, which I’ll likely replace with something a bit prettier. But overall this is a great guitar. It even sounds amazing, it really does have that ballsy sound of a LP….. because well 0_o it IS a LP. Its no Gibson, but it IS a LP!Very happy with this purchase!!!!

    48. Allen Paul

      Great workhorse with a few minor issues

      I love the sound of this guitar. It is definitely underrated by many and serves as not ONLY a great beginner’s guitar, but also quite the workhorse. I’ve been playing guitar for seven years, and this guitar beats out several others I’ve used. It’s very comfortable, and it sounds great when clean and has a punchy, full sound with the gain cranked. When I got the guitar, I found a crack in the paint, but it’s on the edge so it’s hardly noticeable. Other than that, and the need to replace the tuners(they don’t stay in tune. period), this guitar is far better than I expected. I would recommended this to any beginner guitarist and those who enjoy a good, solid, and very playable rock n roll workhorse.

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    49. Leslie Dean

      Stunning Guitar

      Being my first electric guitar I absolutely love it. Im 6’7 with long arms and the guitar just feels right; it is very comfortable. It is also a beautiful guitar. I absolutely love the black finish and the elegant writing. Im not a huge fan of the knobs but they dont take away from the guitars beauty at all so I can’t complain. It sounds wonderful as well. One thing that really gets me is I came from a really cheap acoustic guitar and it took a lot to push those strings down. With this guitar it is ease. Very well suited to learning guitar as it doesnt take much to push the strings down to get a good note to ring at any fret. I absolutely love this guitar.

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    50. A.j.

      I was on a very tight budget and so it’s not like I bought it as a “learner” guitar

      So, I didn’t buy this expecting much. I just wanted something cheap. Take my word for it, not too shabby. No rattling frets which was my main concern. I might not exactly bother putting some Zakk Wylde pickups in because after all it wouldn’t make sense on this one overall but I paid 4x as much for my last epiphone and this one isn’t that far off. Think of it as something you can learn or practice on and not have to worry as much about things like abuse/damage/theft because at the end of the day you can afford to get another one (or save for a better one). Trust or don’t, but you’ll be surprised.

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    51. Daniel Courtney

      Incredible Value for a Very Decent Guitar

      That there are new guitars, with this quality and at this price is indeed a marvel of 1) modern technology; and 2) a good reason why Trump had better not screw up the good thing Americans (and western consumers) have in dealing with Chinese manufacturers (this was made in China, not Indonesia as some have mentioned). Were this a Made in America guitar, it would cost two-to-three times the price – and the quality – who knows if it would be as good? And if it were Made in America, chances are it would be Made by American Robots.With that said….this is a fine guitar. It’s not a great guitar. But it is an admirable knockoff of the Les Paul. It plays well and sounds well. My primary guitar is a Telecaster – but I always wanted a Les Paul. This is close enough for my purposes at this stage of life . I’m having fun with it, and I wholeheartedly endorse this guitar, for beginner players or as a second ax — or even as a primary ax if you are not real particular and fussy. For 30-40% of average gig playing guitarists, this fine guitar might just be good enough. At any rate, it is an EXCELLENT value.

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    52. Marcos

      Epiphone Les Paul for next to nothing JUST DON”T GET THE AMP

      A Les-Paul Special II for around a hundred bucks? (Update: the price has gone up and down since I purchased it for 159) And there are people actually complaining??? I don’t care if it is an Epiphone and not a full blown Gibson, this sounds like a Les Paul Special, it certainly plays like one. The only thing is, I paid about a buck for it, not several hundred. It came setup just fine, with manual, an alin wrench for the kneck, which I checked, and needed no adjustment. There were only a couple of legitimate complaints about the guitar, the rest were people who ordered the package deal and had problems with the crappy amp. One: A user received his paint chipped, body blemishes, etc. Weird, obvious anomaly. Two: A user plugged into the amp with another guitar and it worked, so the problem lied with the electronics in the git.This is a great take on the classic Les Paul is excellent for multiple applications, especially METAL, which isn’t my main genre but I do play metal riffs occasionally, especially now on this guitar among my 12 other guitars.What a deal.When it comes to major guitar makers who make their own budget guitar, i.e. Fender Squier, etc. Epiphone is by far an exception. It is made by Gibson but there are Epiphone’s for over a grand – it is by far different than “budget guitars” and has its own identity. Epiphone guitars are RARELY beneath a mediocre standard, and often excellent quality.DON”T PASS THIS UP.

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    53. Gary Y.

      A great value out of the box – an absolute steal with a few upgrades.

      This guitar is an awesome value, even at $169. I got it for $99 and it’s definitely a steal at that price. The whole thing feels solid and well made. Contrary to what the details say, it’s actually made with a mahogany body, not a basswood one. All the frets are smooth. Obviously not as well polished as a Gibson, but no sharp edges like on some low cost guitars. I find that it holds tuning pretty well from day to day, even with 9’s. This guitar can easily match more expensive budget models without sacrificing quality. Put in some new pickups and it will rival even $1000+ guitars.It is slightly smaller than a typical LP, with a thinner body and a slightly narrower neck so it is great for beginners and people with small hands. It’s configured with 1 tone and 1 volume knob for both pups, and a three way switch for bridge (treble, neck (rhythm) or both.. The stock knobs turn very smoothly, but the switch is less smooth and the ring often comes loose.The tuners are cheap things. They don’t all turn as smoothly as they should. The plastic neck is rather wide which can lead to sticking. These issues can be remedied pretty easily by getting some locking tuners and a graphite or bone nut. All the upgrades I mention would bring the total cost up to around $300-350, for an instrument that sounds and plays better than some thousand dollar ones.

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    54. Alan D.


      “PERFECT SOUND” you ask,??, Best i have ever heard;;, i had to pry my fingers away to type this;;,This, “GUITAR”, has the most, “BONITA” sound;; it’s more than pretty;;, there are a few flaws in it;,#,1- the fret board, had fret glue ? or something on it > and the fret’s, and the board itself looked likea solvent had been used on it, kind of dry and graying, but once i cleaned the glue off;, a little murphysoil soap, fixed that;; #,2-there are a few scratches;, but i plan on putting a, Hamorite, finish on it anyway#,3- the pickup switch, has a little side to side, slop in it;, but no static, even when switching;;.On the plus side;;, cristal clear sound;;, no static, hum, or feedback,at all, the clean’st, i’v ever heard;;.the guitar, plays like a dream come true;;,very close string to fret, tolerance;;,with no fret buzz;;.it look’s real nice, i put: “SURFING” brand, chrome nob’s on it, and, “C.B. GITTY” brand, chrome humbucker ring’s,I would have sent it back, but i made that kind of mistake with a great sounding guitar before;;,with a carlose;;, i pointed out a flaw to the music store owner, to see if i could get a discount;;,then he would not sell it, “with a flaw”;;, even when i offer’d more than he was asking;;,that was ,32’yr’s,ago,and i have regretted it ever since, until now;;, i found another, “GREAT GUITAR” with “PERFECT SOUND”;;;……….Al Dorris.

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    55. Range Rover

      Beautiful Guitar for the Price!

      What a Great guitar, especially for the price! Beautifully packaged by Epiphone, including graphics on the box, with nice documentation inside, even a poster (case candy) also double boxed for shipping. Arrived in perfect condition. Love the feel of this guitar. The guitar was made in China, however it says that it was set up and inspected by Epiphone in the USA. It was set up perfectly, intonation was right on. Weight is a little less than a Les Paul Standard, because of the flat face, buy that is okay. It is comfortable to play not overly heavy. Very basic, and traditional, with the flat top mahogany slab body, and single volume, and tone knobs. The finish is beautiful, light gloss over a beautiful transluscent cherry sunburst finish. It has a Gibson type, flat bottom, bell shape, truss rod cover, that says Les Paul Special II. I did a couple of custom upgrades, like adding a custom flat mounted tortoise pickguard (custom made, bought from eBay), which makes the guitar look phenomenal, also I upgraded the pickups with chrome covered Humbucker (type) (bought on AMZ for $14) for more of a vintage sound (not wound as tight as the stock pups), also the chrome dresses it up. Note: the stock pickups did sound fine, just a matter of preference. Lovin’ this guitar!

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    56. James

      Awesome for the $

      So, at $149, I kept my expectations low, aside from the other good reviews here and elsewhere. As soon as I unboxed it, I was impressed! No shipping damage, no factory flaws that I could see, well wrapped and protected for shipment. Right out of the box, after a quick tuning, I started playing this git and couldn’t put it down! Intonation was set nearly perfect, action was just right (for me) and the tone WITHOUT an amp was amazing!It comes with a couple of ceramic-8 potted pickups that were fairly hot at 16.3k bridge and 13.6k neck. The tuners will probably get swapped out for some Grover’s, but the stock ones hold tune fairly well, for cheapies. The strings are probably 10’s, and are the usual cheap “black fingers” kind, so change those ASAP. The only issue I have with the electronics is the tone knob doesn’t seem that sensitive, it’s rated at 500k with a capacitor that I can’t make out the farads on. I’ll probably swap that out (I’m one of those guys who use the tone). I’ve had Strats for years and years, but always wanted a LP style git. If you don’t care that it doesn’t say Gibson on the stock, BUY THIS GUITAR! You won’t be let down for the money. My American Strat has sat lonely and unplayed since I got this.Seriously. Buy this if you want a budget minded Les Paul. I’ve paid more for less in the past…

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    57. Jon Evans

      Good looking guitar

      Looks great and the craftsmanship is great value for the price.

    58. T.J.

      Couldn’t be any better.

      The guitar arrived on time and packaged well.Unboxed and unwrapped this Epiphone Les Paul Special II to see a beautiful guitar. The Vintage Sunburst finish was flawless.All the frets are well done and appear to be absolutely perfect. A straight edge showed level frets. No rough edges on anything.The tuners seemed good and smooth during tuning. There was no slipping, popping, or rough spots.The toggle switch seems to be good with no give. The volume and tone knobs are tight with just enough resistance to movement.Performed a quick tune, and plugged it into the amp. The pickups and electronics are great. The action and playability are equal to my Gibson.30 minutes of playing and I can find absolutely nothing wrong with the guitar. No need whatsoever to go through an initial setup on it.There’s no fret buzz on any string on any fret anywhere on the neck. Notes all the way up the neck on each string are spot on.The strings seem good not great. They’re good enough that I won’t change them for now.I wouldn’t normally buy a guitar unless I’d first held it and played it. But for the price I took a chance, and I’m sure glad I did !!!I’m extremely pleased with my purchase. It couldn’t be any better.

      4 people found this helpful

    59. Diagram

      Great Guitar

      I bought this a number of years ago and am only now writing a review. This is because I did not really use it for the first 5 years. Craftsman-ship excellent. Paint excellent and it has held up very well. Tuners stay tuned. Frets level and ends smooth. Neck appears to be a Slim Taper “C”. I am not definite on this but neck is a “C” section not a “D” section and very comfortable. Pick-ups work well and do what they are supposed do. Tune-O-Matic Bridge is easy to adjust. Everything works. I have become surprised what a great guitar this is. I have more expensive guitars but often use this because it is so comfortable to play. It is a flat top and not a fancy guitar but a good basic solid guitar. Hard to go wrong with this.

      4 people found this helpful

    60. WilbrookWilbrook

      Body Cracks and Buzzing Bass Strings

      When I received this Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst I discovered there are cracks in the wooden body, under the paint. I can tell that the wood was cracked before it was painted because the paint flows into the crack in one instance on the back, is visible up over the “shoulder” close to the strap peg and can be seen under the paint on the front. In another instance the paint bridges a crack on back below the cutout shoulder and can be seen under the paint in the right light front and back. Is this normal? (There was no sign of shipping damage on either the outer carton or on the inner product box). Regarding playing, the bass strings buzz on the frets when fretted (not my fingers) which probably can be corrected by adjusting the bridge. I was under the impression that Epiphone guitars were ready to use right out of the box. I have contacted Epiphone/Gibson company to advise on the cracks and the buzzing bass strings. I am concerned that the cracks may get worse, and if this is this normal for a guitar in this low price range made in china. I got a reply from Gibson Customer Service which said “We would need to see pictures, but it would be highly unusual if there actually were cracks in the wood. The set up on an instrument can shift during shipping and handling, so a new instrument may need to be set-up.” I will probably return this instrument and buy one in person from a music store where I can see and try the product before buying it.Update:11-12-15. I discovered another crack in the vicinity off one of the screws that holds the neck on. I sent several pictures to Gibson Products/Epiphone a few days ago but have yet to receive a reply. It seems to be a pretty good guitar but I expected it to not be cracked. Guitar was made in China. Photos attached.

      101 people found this helpful

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      It’s pretty good, but the strings kind of buzz.

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      Really honestly just flat out sounds great. The amp and other features are somewhat lacking so maybe consider buying an amp apart from the kit or just the guitar, but as for the guitar itself it sounds fantastic and can go from sweet blues to heavy and distorted metal with a good amp and pedals and back to clean jams. Fretboard feels good and it has a nice good looking body. Overall would reccomend

      One person found this helpful

    14. Star Lewis

      Great Product

      Everything about this product was great for me.

      2 people found this helpful

    15. Nicole

      Stop putting hard to remove, big stickers on the front of the guitar

      This is a great guitar, and a great bundle value. But….the manufacturers put a manufacturer sticker right on the front of the guitar, and it DOES NOT come off easily. I had to scrub the stickiness off the guitar. I tried windex with a towel and that didn’t work. By this time the stickiness was brown from fuzz sticking to it. So I tried a cleaning wipe and this took off some of the protective coating of the guitar. Fender…. WHY would you put a big round sticker on the front of the Guitar?

      2 people found this helpful

    16. J. LOPEZ


      Good product for beginners but you used an undependable carrier. The product was left in the VERY PUBLIC mailbox area and could just as easily been stolen. The delivery guy did not even bother to knock on my door to notify me of delivery. YOU COULD HAVE LOST THIS DELIVERY!!!

      One person found this helpful

    17. Grep

      Good guitar but with a broken cable

      The guitar sounds good for beginner. However, the cable and amp in the bundle bothered me a lot to make it work. The cable was broken so I ask the seller for a new cable. The Amp will make significant electric noise when putting volume above 6. Keeping ‘O.D.’ on with ‘gain’>5 makes the sounds unacceptable.

      One person found this helpful

    18. Auto tech

      Everything to start

      Everything you need to get started. Be patient on learning and you’ll love it.

      2 people found this helpful

    19. Lance Pruett

      Great choice for first guitar!

      This is my sons first guitar. My oldest son has played for many years. It was his recommendation to purchase this for his younger brothers first guitar as he had the same one that he learned on. The price was right and the product was exactly what we needed. Thank you!

    20. Amazon Customer

      Great price even better sound

      I’m a beginner player and was shocked with the sound quality. This guitar just sounds great and at a great price. Fantastic value for the money. I compared it with another guitar I bought years ago and it blew the other guitar away. This is a great pack to get anyone who is interested in playing guitar. I changed out the strings to Ernie Ball Super Slinky Strings they just ring with such great tone. I’m very impressed with this guitar it went way beyond my expectations in every way highly recommend it

    21. Adham S


      this was my first ever guitar purchase. For this price, I didn’t expect amazing but better than what Ive seen. nice accessories included.

      One person found this helpful

    22. Loretta Pindt

      Great Beginner Guitar

      Great Value! Got for my Grandson for Birthday, Perfect for him to start he is 11.

      One person found this helpful

    23. Catherine Sharbaugh

      guitar setup

      I have been setting up guitars for 50 years as a collector/player. This guitar became a player only after several adjustments. 1. tighten loose tuner screws 2. replace strings with better quality 10s 3.lower the actionOverall, this guitar is a great buy. The neck relief needed no adjustments. I plan to replace the ceramic pickups to ALNICO for the classic Strat tone of the 60s. DDS

      2 people found this helpful

    24. Geetar

      A lot for the money, glad I bought it

      I bought this 4 months ago not knowing if I would stick with learning guitar. I bought the rock prodigy app for my iPad which has turned out to be an outstanding app for learning guitar. Now I’ve decided to keep learning and just moved up to a better, more expensive guitar. But this starter one Is great bargain and what I needed to help me decide if I would stick with it or not .The tuner quit after 2 hours but there are free tuner apps out there that work great so that did not bother me. The only con in my opinion is that my guitar/amp combo hums . That’s why I later went with a more expensive guitar with active pickups. I would still recommend this combo to anyone just starting out on guitar. I think the amp is fine, despite what other reviewers say. I also have a fender mustang 2 amp. And while the mustang amp sounds clearer and louder , the amp included with this kit is totally fine for someone just starting out. And its loud enough for me too . The only addition to this kit you need is a guitar stand. Amazon sells some good ones for about $13. The guitar looks well made. I can’t see any flaws no matter how close I look. The rounded edges on this guitar and its light weight make it very comfortable to hold while playing. It comes set up to play. All I had to do was tweak the tuning a bit and it was ready to play. Its a great bargain in my opinion. I like the blue color too.

      49 people found this helpful

    25. Jennifer hallJennifer hall

      Exactly what we wanted

      It’s such a handsome guitar. My son loves it. It’s his first guitar so this is pretty special. If you got a beginner this is a perfect fit. Works well with smaller hands and arms.

      One person found this helpful

    26. artvarck

      Great First Time Players’ Kit

      There is very little negative to say about this kit, so I will leave the negative to the end.The guitar is far more a quality instrument than I have the skill to play to its limits, and chances are that balance will remain for at least a couple of years. Admittedly, this is not a guitar for people who make their living playing guitar, but for the beginner it is a great way to get into music. The amp is all that I need for solo jamming, and all the other accessories suit their purpose well. The instructional DVD is just a teaser to get the player to buy the full version (which I did, from Amazon). The guitar stays in tune for a remarkably long time given my newbie flailing about on the strings. I purchased a distortion pedal (again, from Amazon) for $25 to get the sound that I like, since the amp doesn’t produce that kind of noise.Two less-than-stellar notes: the plastic laminate on the pickguard was peeling away from its white base starting the moment I unboxed the guitar (and the pickguard itself does not lie flat on the wood body – it’s a little wavy in two spots), and the jackplate (the metal piece surrounding the hole where the jack plugs in) has already started to show signs of eroding (I live in an unusually humid climate).I would buy this again, as it suits its purpose perfectly!

      3 people found this helpful

    27. Jon L Albee

      High-quality musical instrument. Not a toy.

      I bought this for my 11-year-old son who forgot about all his other Christmas gifts when he got his hands on it.First let me be the next to join the quality train by confirming that the quality is very good indeed. It’s basic. It’s simple. But it’s built very well and it sounds just great. You’ll need to tune it first, so familiarize yourself with the tuner before you jump right in. You won’t like the sound of it out of tune.The guitar itself is very nicely assembled from quality materials. The finish of the body is really lovely, with the wood-grain showing through the rich red coating. Once again, hardware is basic but is sturdy and works perfectly. The little practice amp with its overdrive circuit is enough to put a grin on your future rocker’s face without driving you out of your house or apartment.I would highly recommend this kit to anyone who has more than a passing interest in electric guitar. I just love watching my son’s interest and talent develop as he enjoys this guitar!

      78 people found this helpful

    28. Howell Family

      Great Purchase For Beginners!

      The guitar is beautiful They did not cut corners on quality in production. Tune it up and it sounds incredible. The amp works flawlessly, no weird distorted sounds or “fuzzy” feedback. You can adjust your sound with the tone knobs on the guitar itself and you get bass, gain and treble tuners on the amp as well. It even came with a link to 1 months worth of free lessons, which are super simple and easy to understand. Pretty affordable price, great overall quality, and included lessons. Perfect for beginners! Package included 1 guitar, 1 amplifier, 1 fender branded git bag, 1 fender branded cable, 1 guitar tuner (battery included) , and three medium sized fender guitar picks, just as advertised.

    29. Tom W

      Well worth the money!!

      After a lot of research I went with this package. This was a gift for my granddaughter so I checked everything out prior to giving it to her. Packing was awesome. This is an outstanding beginner guitar with a beautiful finish. Her eyes popped out of her head when she saw it. Tuned it and started playing with no problems for three months now. The amp suddenly went out so I called Fender and all I can say is wow. Their customer service was outstanding and after an email with a little information we have a new one on the way. Fender was concerned that this happened and said flat out that there is a two year warranty and we’ll take care of this. I would totally recommend this product.

      4 people found this helpful

    30. Valeria

      Very good!

      I arrive in a timely manner. Complete and in excellent condition. It has a good sound

      2 people found this helpful

    31. FolsomG10

      Top of the line Fender quality, as usual.

      Great quality, affordable starter set. Spend a few extra dollars on the front end and you won’t end up getting an RMA label on the back end. You get what you pay for. Nicely packaged, to prevent shipping damage. Paint job is beautiful. Guitar sounds great! Highly recommended.

      3 people found this helpful

    32. Rocky

      Extremely pleased with quality of items and sound!

      Did not expect this type of quality for such a reasonable investment! Packaged extremely well to protect the guitar and accessories. Product and service is top notch! This made me a lifetime customer!

    33. Craig Cardwell


      I’m new to guitar and I was nervous about purchasing my first one from online without being able to hold it or see it in person. I’ve spent the last year doing research and I finally settled on a model, but it was only available online, so I took the plunge. The whole time the item was in transit I was on pins and needles, worrying about every terrible outcome or the possibility that I just got scammed out of my money. However, I was delightfully surprised and relieved when the Fender box arrived early and handled with care. All the contents were neatly packaged in boxes within a slightly larger guitar-sized Fender box. Each box was labeled with the appropriate orientation each part should be handled in. And all the items were present and accounted for. This turned out to be one of my most solid purchases on Amazon. I am thoroughly please with the seller and my new Telecaster.

      One person found this helpful

    34. Margie

      Reasonable price for beginner, so far good!

      Guitar lessons, teacher recommended for beginners.

    35. Jennifer Sennott

      Great customer service!

      My son is still learning, but so far he loves this guitar. We had a string break owning this for a short time and the company came back right away to partially refund to pay for the string I would need to replace. The look of the guitar is great. It sounds good — at least the few notes he knows. And, the quality is top notch. I would highly recommend.

      3 people found this helpful

    36. APSAPS

      Worth the cost of admission!

      I have about a dozen guitars and this is the my least expensive in my collection. By far. I mean, this is the only guitar I currently own that has a tag price of less than $800. I love shorter scale guitars and the 24” scale of this one definitely delivers an awesome strat sounds with the comfort of a mustang or Jaguar. No sharp frets, decent pickups (though I may upgrade mine in a few months), amazing feeling neck. Note that the neck is slightly slimmer than a standard strat, which might be a turn off for some, but I love it.The amp is utter garbage, but I couldn’t find this guitar un-bundled, so it is what it is. I’ll likely donate it to a middle school’s music program. Even so, for a few Fender picks, strap and this Stratocaster with a 24” scale alone, I have zero regrets spending $300. In my opinion, it plays better than both the standard bullet and affinity models, but not as well as the higher end ($450-600) squier models, which is exactly what I expected.This thing is great for beginners and also fun for experienced players.

      11 people found this helpful

    37. DreamingofSummer

      Excellent Beginner Bundle

      This is the perfect bundle for beginners. The guitar is perfect!!! The music book, tuner, amplifier and setup is all easy to understand. It even comes with 3 months free online lessons from Fender. If I could give 10 stars I would. This is exactly what you need to start learning guitar!

      5 people found this helpful

    38. Ultimate Light Table Guide – Epic Childhood

      Very nice guitar and amp starter pack

      I bought this for my 14 year old twins to learn guitar on. They love it, I find the quality to be quite good. I highly recommend this set! Very easy to tune with the free fender tuning app.

      3 people found this helpful

    39. Curtis M Edwards



    40. T J

      Sooo Happy

      I am extremely happy with the purchase and accessories. The guitar and amp are a perfect set up and it’s extremely user friendly and includes everything you would need to start playing the guitar.

      4 people found this helpful

    41. kdm

      Great guitar bundle.

      This is a really nice package. Comes with everything you need to get started. Very good service from Austin Bazaar, arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I really can’t fault anything, perfect for a beginner like me.

    42. Josh Kellar

      It’s great!

      I bought this for my son to learn how to play. It was packaged well and arrived in great condition, including all the accesories. He loves it, thanks for everything.

    43. Anahit

      Excellent guitar for a beginner

      I bought it for my son and he is very pleased with the quality of it. Thank you

    44. Robert J. Kelly

      Good for a beginner

      Being a beginner electric guitarist means I have essentially little to no knowledge about what’s good, bad or indifferent. So I asked a friend who is an accomplished guitarist/bassist what he thought of the setup and he was impressed. There is a little bit of fret sprout but not enough that it is detrimental to a beginner and I’m told fixable if I want to. Otherwise the build quality (based on external appearance only) is pretty good. I haven’t opened it up to see the quality of electronics, soldering etc but it sounds good. I would say the only downside is that even without using the whammy bar, it wanders out of tune much easier than my acoustic and spanish guitars (and I’m nowhere near seriously bending notes yet). This is my first electric guitar so I’m not sure if this is normal or not. The 15g Frontman amp is good for various clean tones as a practice amp but if you want any distortion at all or reverb, you’re going to have to buy additional hardware.I guess my only frustration is with the vendor in that the package is promoted as having free online lessons but the link on the coupon the vendor supplies with the package ( is dead. When I contacted them about it, they simply said to use the normally available free two weeks that Fender will give you if you sign up to them at Not a biggie but misleading in my mind…a bit of “bait and switch”.

      5 people found this helpful

    45. 40creek40creek

      Great quality!

      Our daughter wanted an electric guitar for her 14th birthday. So after looking at several electric guitars (cheaper ones as well) and reading reviews, we decided to go with this one. She absolutely LOVES it. It is well made and just perfect for her first guitar. Getting the short scale for her was a good decision too. I am so glad we didn’t go cheap on this purchase. The amp is also really good quality and suits her needs perfectly. About a week after she had it, we also purchased her a pedal (need another cord for the pedal) and a capo. I highly recommend getting a set of good quality headphones too;)

      5 people found this helpful

    46. The Mayhem Cyclist

      Everything I needed to Get Started

      I’m a newbie to guitar. I pretty much like everything in the package. Strings don’t hold their tune like a piano so I tune it before playing. My only complaint is the amplifier — it works fine, but it hums/buzzes if I am not touching the strings or the bridge, however I’ve learned this is common. Seems the potentiometers pick up stray electrical activity and amplify it. That said, I have no complaints.

      2 people found this helpful

    47. stephen d manion

      i like it

      I was not disappointed, it was all there, no damage, sounds good for the money. good starter kit.!!!! I was playing the same day it got here..

      One person found this helpful

    48. Kindle Customer


      good value for the moeney

    49. nansei


      I ordered this guitar package because it was the color guitar my son wanted and all the wonderful items that are needed came with it. I almost didn’t order it because it wasn’t going to be here until about a week after Christmas. But as I was going through the different packages I kept giving back to this one. I figured why settle for crap when I can get quality a few days later. Well, to my surprise it came in the day after Christmas and my son is so excited. It is perfect, not a mark on it and packaged like fort Knox! Thanks so much for the fast delivery. And quality products.

      3 people found this helpful

    50. Erica Hiemstra


      It sounds amazing and plays like a dream.It is a great addition to my son’s guitar collection.He loves it!!!!

      One person found this helpful

    51. Gabrielle k.

      Great Starter Set!

      Great setup for kids starter! Very nice quality! Guitar/Amp cord low end quality – lasted 2 days and was already malfunctioned/broke. Seller replaced immediately without any hassle. Great customer service!

    52. Amazon Customer

      Wow !

      The Fender Stratocaster is excellent purchase. It has great sound & is the real deal. My grandson loves it & it was one of his favorite gifts. It’s made very well & looks beautiful & the music is amazing! I highly recommend purchasing for quality & price.

      One person found this helpful

    53. Ashley

      Great for BEGINNERS!!

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       Good for beginners, but I’d suggest to look into the type of music you’re trying to do and go based on that off of what others in that music genre suggest what you should start with. If you are doing not so heavy metal or maybe even classic or jazz this is perfect for you, but if you’re going to rock or metal, I’d suggest looking into a double hamburger guitar maybe even a Jackson a used one is looking for a cheaper option.Also, look into the type of amp that you are going for if you are playing metal rock, or other heavier options that may need rusty sound to it I’d suggest looking into a bigger better, and because this amp is not really that great but it’s good for beginners.

      11 people found this helpful

    54. Logan TaylorLogan Taylor

      Very Good Beginner Guitar

      Got here a lot earlier than expected. I have played acoustic guitar for about a year now and wanted to upgrade because me and some friends are looking to start a band. For beginners, electric guitar is a lot different than acoustic. The string spacing is different and the tightness of the strings is different. This guitar plays absolutely amazing considering it was only $350. I do recommend you buy a pedal if you are looking for a more uncommon sound because the amp is pretty basic. Other than that this guitar is definitely worth your time and money!

      3 people found this helpful

    55. Devlin

      It’s a Fender

      It’s my first electric guitar and I could not be happier with it.Pros:Sounds greatComfortableNot the most expensiveGood for beginnersCons:Not the cheapestOverall if you are a beginner looking for a good electric guitar this is a good option to consider.

      One person found this helpful

    56. frida

      came scratched

      it came scratched

    57. William BowmanWilliam Bowman

      Great for price

      It’s great quality as a fender should be. Great for the price, Amp is great as well, fantastic tuner. Knobs on quitar and amp are smooth, tuning pegs also turn smooth and with ease. I replaced the strings before playing as I usually do with new guitars but they seemed fine as well.

      3 people found this helpful

    58. Joseph Boylan

      Quality and early arrival!

      This arrived five days earlier than scheduled, was well packaged, and contained everything needed to start learning to play.

      2 people found this helpful

    59. RobertRobert

      Fender does not Disappoint!

      At 65 I am kind of old to start a new hobby but why not !! And I always wanted to learn electric because I had acoustic guitar as a teenager but never took the time to get one and learn. The Fender name is a very reputable company that’s been around longer than me so I went with it. Right out of the box and 20 minutes of tuning with fender electronic tuner that comes in the bundle deal and connect the cord to amp and it sounded Great. It had minor scratches on guitar guard or white plastic piece but does not hurt the sound. I love my beginner Fender Squier and the strap is decent too. Amp is loud enough for me for sure ! Thank you Fender for a great Guitar package and Amazon for delivery without any damage to my guitar!!The Capo at top of guitar neck is purchased separately for $8.00 only and helps making hard chords!!

      10 people found this helpful

    60. Mark O. David

      Narrow neck

      Narrow neck,not for large hands

      One person found this helpful

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  • Musical Instruments

    LUNA 21″ Soprano Ukulele, Mahogany, Gigbag, UKE HONU, EXTRA Aquila Strings Musical Instruments

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    LUNA 21″ Soprano Ukulele, Mahogany, Gigbag, UKE HONU, EXTRA Aquila Strings Musical Instruments


    SKU: B00FX1W3M4 Category:

    LUNA Ukulele Honu Soprano Ukulele Gigbag Included FREE Extra Set of Aquila 4U Nylgut Strings Design is based on a Hawaiian Turtle (honu) 21″Soprano Size All Mahogany Honu Laser-Etched Design

    2 reviews for LUNA 21″ Soprano Ukulele, Mahogany, Gigbag, UKE HONU, EXTRA Aquila Strings Musical Instruments

    1. Ryan manning

      Five Stars

      Nice design

      One person found this helpful

    2. Amazon Customer

      Great beginner ukulele!

      I bought this ukulele for my wife as a birthday present since she has been wanting to own one for some time now. I had been searching for more ‘reputable’ uke brands, I am not the biggest fan of Luna (especially after playing their acoustic guitars) and needless to say, I was very skeptical to buy an instrument online that I have not tried in person. But all the reviews of this uke seemed to indicate that this was a good, solidly built ukulele. After receiving it, inspecting the build quality and hearing the playability, I can definitely confirm that the reviews are true. This little uke has got some great sustain and projection for its size, and quite a nice tone to boot! I was expecting to see some cosmetic issues, but there are none that I can see. The bridge is tight, the finish is even, and the wood is gorgeous! The design is also very unique and beautiful, overall my wife is very happy with her new instrument and I am very glad I did not let my skepticism of Luna get the better of me. All in all, I am very glad I purchased this ukulele and I would recommend it to anyone out there searching for a great sounding uke at an affordable price.

      3 people found this helpful

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  • Musical Instruments

    Squier by Fender Bullet Stratocaster

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    Squier by Fender Bullet Stratocaster

    SKU: B07TCJKCVG Category:

    100% Designed by Fender Single-coil Stratocaster neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup Thin and lightweight body 6-saddle hardtail bridge Satin neck finish

    20 reviews for Squier by Fender Bullet Stratocaster

    1. Donna

      Perfect for a beginner guitarist

      The quality is great.My child is happy I with this guitar.

    2. katerina kroner


      After a week of using the guitar, it stopped connecting to my amp. I checked my cord and my amp but nothing was working.

      One person found this helpful

    3. chrischris

      Great project/novice guitar!

      Squir bullet strat hardtail hss in shell pink. These are very decent guitars for what they are, a novice instrument. That being said enthusiast and professionals can ise this guitar as a modding platform, that is what i did. First of all, i love the color. Fender used car paint colors in the 50s and 60s for a lot of different models of guitars. Shell pink in particular was originally a color for Cadillac in the 50s. This gives the guitar a vintage vibe! I also didn’t want a tremelo guitar so a hardtail start( which was also introduced in the early to mid 50s) is right up my alley and the fact ot has a humbucker makes it perfect for what i want to do. I cannot afford anything usa made or custom shop. I was brosing online and saw a custom shop fender hss relic 60s strat that looked awesome! It was weilded by a metal guitarist and youtuber I got to see its potential for heavy metal and also its crisp clean vintage sounds. This bullet hss hardtail was an obvious choice for me to recreate what i cannot afford. I already modified mine. I replaced the neck with a squier classic vibe 60s neck(which has a beautiful flamed fingerboard) and fender 60s reissue tuners. Because i replaced the neck, i will need to take the guitar in to a pro shop and have it set up propper. It has some buzzing and choking issues amd doesn’t keep tune while playing. I personally feel it is mostly the bridge causing the buzzing and tuning problems. I plan to convert the guitar to string thru body with a fender vintage hardtail bridge. After it is set up and all, i will put in a Seymour Duncan peguses in the bridge. The stock pickups sound pretty decent, just not as good as the ones in my classic vibe 50s strat. All in all, its a value for your money especially if you are into modding. Oh these bullets have a thinner full scale body so they are very light and like all strats, comfortable to hold and play.

      3 people found this helpful


      Jimi Hendrix special guitar!!!!!


    5. RyleeRylee


      Such a lovely guitar for the price, I’m no beginner but, it’s perfect if you’re on a budget! Time to play some bikini kill 😎

      One person found this helpful

    6. Florence Aferi

      Nice, very pretty

      It was a nice guitar but I meant to buy a bass.

      2 people found this helpful

    7. Shane Larocque

      would buy again

      was set up out of box ,little intonation adjustment on two strings ,Who ever t4 inspector at the plant needs to be a supervisor .

    8. sebastien

      pink shell squier

      received faster than expected, evrythings working, overall very nice services.

    9. ThinM.


      Gifted this to my daughter. Came broken so I have to return it. Love the color but now I have to look for another one.

    10. ella

      Perfect guitar

      Exactly as shown in the pictures

      One person found this helpful

    11. Yul ReyesYul Reyes

      Amazing guitar and tone is good. Neck needs work

      A few things you need to know about this guitar. The tone of this guitar is insanely good for the price. It sounds amazing and the guitar has a nice weight to it. But the neck was an issue. I got mine used cause i know how to repair and maintenance guitars but the necks frets werent finished. Sliding my hand down started nipping at my skin i replaced the neck with a older squier neck and it made a huge difference. The humbucker has a nice gritty rock tone and the single coil pickups sound nice and warm. Overall very good guitar for the price.

    12. Kirdog

      Nice beautiful guitar!!! I am very Happy!!!

      Nice Guitar!!!

    13. Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer

      La guitarra esta bien aunque llego con un golpe fuerte. La protección de la caja no es muy buena.

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    14. Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer


      This is a legit starter guitar. It’s pretty good for the price. Taking into consideration Squier pickups aren’t the best, this one is pretty good. Even then you can just put on better pickups at a local guitar center or some store like that. What’s cool about squires is you can even replace the neck of the guitar so there is a lot of room to customize for a desired look or sound. Overall great product and awesome color.

      3 people found this helpful

    15. Keasto

      Excellent guitar

      Very pleased with this and I Am not a beginner.Good to learn on and play at gigs.

    16. Rebekah CruzRebekah Cruz


      I got this guitar October 17th 2020 and now its as good as garbage. The amp jack literally fell apart to pieces like 20 mins ago so I dug through my orders to find this product JUST to warn other people before buying this load of junk. This thing lasted a good 5 months and 3 weeks, now its like what 180 bucks down the drain? Not to mention this guitar came damaged on the knobs. They looked all dirty, worn out, and used. So, dont do what I did and head for the cheaper option. Get a guitar that will actually last.

      5 people found this helpful

    17. Bridget Virkler

      Very nice.

      This guitar is great. Even the pickups sound good(change the strings right away obvi with any cheap guitar). Well worth the money. Great value, awesome sound

    18. Amazon Customer

      worth its weight in gold

      The most perfect shade of pink. My daughter can not put it down. So in love with it.

    19. Amazon Customer

      Great for anyone!

      Love the sound! I am teaching myself. The price is worth it.

    20. Fatima F

      So pretty

      Love my guitar!

      One person found this helpful

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  • Musical Instruments, Piano

    Yamaha P45 88-Key Weighted Digital Piano Musical Instruments

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    Yamaha P45 88-Key Weighted Digital Piano Musical Instruments


    SKU: B071V34XYF Categories: ,

    Includes the P45 Digital Piano, power adapter, sustain pedal and music rest 88 fully weighted piano style keys simulate the feel of an acoustic piano and provide a quality playing experience GHS weighted action is heavier in the low end and lighter in the high end, just like an acoustic piano Contains 10 different voices, including digitally sampled tones from real Yamaha acoustic grand pianos Dual mode lets you combine 2 voices together, like piano and strings, for an inspiring new playing experience. Tuning- 414.8 – 440.0 – 446.8 Hz

    60 reviews for Yamaha P45 88-Key Weighted Digital Piano Musical Instruments

    1. Terry edwards

      Learning piano

      I bought this to learn how to play piano. The piano is of very good quality. Can you tell me when I purchased this. I’m trying to figure out how long I’ve been taking lessons.

      5 people found this helpful

    2. nico k

      E and F keys (all of them) stopped working after 5 months

      This piano was absolutely fantastic. For five months. Now the E and F key don’t work. They do this odd thing where if you strike the E you can’t strike the F next. Or if you strike the F you can’t strike the E next. If you try to play them one after the other, silence. And they do it for the whole range of the keyboard. Strange. Very irritatingly, we’ve just signed our daughter up for lessons and now we are out of the return time and have to take this lemon to get repaired. SUPER ANNOYING. Yamaha is being pretty unhelpful. Incredibly irritated.**UPDATE** In the middle of lessons and recital season, our piano is currently being held captive by a local repair shop. Yamaha would neither accept a return or make a trade, nor would they send a loaner; taking the piano to our local repair shop was the only option. We are now in for the cost of the piano and the transport to the repair shop, out for the cost of lessons and have a child with a recital looming who cannot practice. The local shop has been disparaging about Yamaha products and customer service and has no date for return of the piano as they “wait for parts.” I will be calling Yamaha again today to plea my case for a replacement or refund as I’m souring to the consumer treatment. They could have resolved this easily. If this had happened sooner, we could have just dealt with Amazon’s amazing return policy. Instead, we are here.**FINAL UPDATE**Yamaha customer service is abysmal. I empathize with anyone who goes through what we did trying to get our piano repaired/replaced. Re: the above update, I called Yamaha that afternoon as promised. Again, I was met with a snotty attitude and ridiculous remarks. The Yamaha representative told me a) I never should order from Amazon as they would have dealt with this differently if I’d bought directly from them (I’m sure Amazon will be thrilled to hear this) and b) it’s very common for consumer products to be sent out for repair before replacements. Fair enough. But the example he used was a car—if your car needs a repair it has to go into the mechanic. I would argue that most car companies offer a loaner when they are remiss. It’s not called a courtesy car for nothing.But in Yamaha’s world, there is no courtesy and there is certainly no courtesy piano. The CS rep transferred me to the parts department to see if they could determine “if” the parts (of which I still have no clue what they were) have been ordered and if so, how long it will take to ship them for repair to my local store. I received a voicemail, left a message and as you can probably tell where this is going, never heard from them again.I dropped it at this point. My sanity wasn’t worth the constant huffing and puffing from Yamaha and I couldn’t bear to argue anymore. 7 weeks after our piano stopped working, it returned home. Minus the cost of transport in a hired car x4 (we are in a major city and walk everywhere), minus our child’s prepaid piano lessons (she made due on a janky old keyboard with missing keys in the interim—thank goodness we happened to have access to that, thanks friend) and minus time and effort dealing with a pretty crabby company.Our piano works fine now. If I ever have to go through this again, I don’t know how I will react. Honestly, I just don’t get it. I don’t need companies to bow to my every whim, but this is 2016, and money talks. And so do poor reviews. I will never recommend this product to anyone. In fact, I will likely never recommend ANY Yamaha products. It’s kind of like that pretty girl/handsome guy that has such a bunk personality you quickly realize they aren’t attractive at all. And you end up falling in love with the person who treats you right. Yamaha: treat your customers RIGHT.

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    3. Steven White

      Good value gigging keyboard for the price

      This is a good keyboard for its price. Its value proposition is that it’s portable, light enough to lug around to gigs, and decent-sounding enough to just plug in and perform with. It’s simple to operate, does what you’d expect it to, and the weighted action is great. I have few reservations about this keyboard as a gigging keyboard. I wouldn’t use it for production, and I wouldn’t play it at home, because the samples aren’t that good and the samples trigger when a key’s only partway down (which feels and sounds weird at times). But for ease of transporting around, and for setting up quickly and gigging, it’s going to be great. It’s far lighter than my controller keyboard, which ironically isn’t even as nicely weighted as the P45.By the way, I ordered the P45 after an unsatisfactory experience with a Williams Allegro 2. I bought that from Guitar Center. A power supply isn’t included with that keyboard, and the staff had picked out the wrong one, so when I got home I had a non-functioning setup. I started looking online for a power supply for it and things were just so far from straightforward about getting the right one (not even the Williams website would tell me what model# of supply I needed, nor even did my email to them asking that question) and I started to think that it was kind of bad of Williams not to even include a power supply with the keyboard. That keyboard is 150 dollars cheaper than the P45 but it’s about a tenth as good, I’d say, all things considered, so I returned that and ordered this. It came within 3 days, which was amazing.So, I’m satisfied with this P45 and I’d recommend it to anyone with similar needs to mine.

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    4. CarefulPurchaser12

      Decent Piano But Weighted Keyboard Not Like A Real Piano

      I bought this piano and have been using it since 2016. I play it for at least an hour most days, sometimes much longer.Here are my main points:Pros:1. I love the sound programs. It comes with two grand piano programs, electric piano, two pipe organ and two harpsichord programs. The first pipe organ and first harpsichord program are stunning. To hear how good they are, plug in a pair of headphones, or connect to a home audio system.2. Very portable. There are a number of stands you can order that fit this piano. It is light. I wish it had a case.3. The keyboard is responsive enough to play virtuoso music.Cons:1. The keys are weighted but nothing like a real piano. Doesn’t seem to have as much dynamic range.2. The keys are noisey. They make noise. Turn off the sound and play, you can hear it. Some keys are more noisey than others. It may be the more freqently used keys are noisy. However, if you wear headphones (I have wireless ones) or turn the volume up, it doesn’t seem to bother.3. The speakers are not so hot. It has two very nice piano sound programs, they sound great with the headphones, they sound mediocre to bad on the piano’s speakers.4. The piano is of course, light. Very light. Don’t get carried away and don’t place anything like a cup of coffee or a metronome on the piano.5. The headphone plug is in a VERY inconvenient location.6. I am not sure how much longer this piano will last with hours of practice per day. It just doesn’t seem robust enough to last 10 years with 2 hours of use per day, especially since the keys are getting noisey.On the whole, I needed a keyboard, I am in an apartment, I have neighbors, I play classical and baroque music. This instrument satisfied my needs and allowed me to grow as I play Bach, Beethoven, etc. I am able to play my pieces on a real piano, though it takes a little getting used to, and I am able to practice organ and some harpsichord technique (holding notes for the correct values and precision release).I suspect there are better pianos out there, but they are all more expensive. This one is doing the job for now. $500 wasn’t too much to spend.

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    5. Tezza

      Truly amazing!

      I was a little disappointed to see the packaging was somewhat damaged when it arrived. Nevertheless, the keyboard emerged unscathed. After a few minutes of looking over the setup instructions, I had the keyboard on the stand, powered and ready to go.My first reaction was the piano sound. If you closed your eyes, you’d have no idea that you weren’t playing a reasonably high quailty upright piano. Some people have said the sound is a little muffled, I would say it sounds like a typical piano backed up against a wall with a bunch of sheet music draped across the front. I have zero complaints about the sound.The action of the keys is heavy, perhaps very slightly stiffer than an older “broken in” acoustic piano. If you close your eyes you won’t necessarily think the action feels exactly like an acoustic piano, but it is a nevertheless very acceptable and pleasing action.The sum total of this instrument, and I do believe it is an instrument, is phenomenal for the price. You won’t be disappointed in the sound or the keyboard action. You’ll be wondering how they pulled this off quality instrument at this price point. Truly amazing!I tried the other sounds. The two piano sounds are great. The only other memorable sound for me is a pretty convincing organ (there are two). Haven’t tried the metronome yet.This is a great instrument if you’re buying a digital piano to learn how to play, or if you just want something that is really close to an acoustic piano with the weight, bulk, cost, tuning problems, etc. Highly recommended!

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    6. cfc

      Has a defect on the 5 highest keys. Otherwise great sound and proper key sensitivity

      I haven’t yet activated the guarante to fix the issue with the 5 highest keys, but I will update this review with the result.The key sensitivity is very good for this price range.The sound is great, not just the loudspeakers, but also through the headphones (depending on your headphones of course)My daughter has played piano for only a year, but this was a massive upgrade from her first, semi-sensitive piano.

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    7. Music Theory Student

      By far the best deal for quality, full electric keyboards, on a somewhat budget

      Great volume controls, great key action and weight, and a good selection of sounds (although I think there could be more). This is a great keyboard for those looking for a high quality entry 88 key keyboard.

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    8. Patti Todd

      Beautifully made, Beautiful Sound

      This piano is exactly what I wanted. 88 keys, weighted keys and beautiful sound. As a beginner, I wanted to feel comfortable that I had the right piano on which to learn and play for years to come. I also love the look of the piano on the stand that is made for it as it looks and feels substantial and yet is is portable. A perfect mix of benefits!

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    9. Ian Hegarty

      Either the Nicest Student Keyboard or the Cheapest Professional Keybaord…

      Depending on how you look at it. For someone who wants to learn, and possibly even gig or open mic night, this is the absolute bomb. I have played Casio’s equivalent, and the keys on this are way faster. I also much love the UI, it only has 3 buttons, 10 tones, a metronome, reverb, and a 2 person mode (splits the keyboard in half and duplicates the octaves, which is great). The keys themselves double as buttons while you hold down the button. For me this was a huge plus, as I wanted to sink my money into weighted keybaord and cared nothing for all the tones, or more polyphony, or even an LED screen.This is exactly what I wanted, it’s like Yamaha read my mind, I can’t recommend it highly enough, with the only exception being if you have the clams and can afford it, get the next model up, as the speakers on here do leave something to be desired, which doesn’t detract from it for me at this price. I can also work around this issue either with the USB out or the headphones jack.Pros:-Price-Minimalistic-Key action- Sounds great-Feeling of keys-Looks great- 64 Note polyphonyCons– Speakers face the floor -Speakers are a little undepoweredOverall at this price, it’s exactly what I want and then some

      19 people found this helpful

    10. mmcwatters

      Just wonderful

      A great proxy for a real piano. Most keyboards we’ve tried are tinny, flimsy, with poor sound and keyboard feel. For the money, this is as close as we’ve found to replicating an actual piano experience. My sons are both learning to play and they love it. It has rich sound and a full keyboard, both surprising considering its compact size. Highly recommend for beginners, people on a budget, or people with space constraints…or all three!

      2 people found this helpful

    11. Adam

      Great quality

      The quality and the sound of this piano is absolutely amazing. Worth every penny.

    12. whatsleft

      Good keyboard for most levels of player

      What you expect from Yamaha. Great keyboard touch and feel. Minimal sound choices, as outlined in description, but the ones they have are right on. Sound through the onboard speakers are OK, not great, but loud enough for an indoor setting or small get together if needed. Connecting to an amp is a little tricky as you need to use an adapter for the headphone jack. I had one in my bag of “stuff”, that worked fine on one side, while another didn’t. Basically need to use a stereo to mono adapter that avoids phasing on the mono side. In most professional stuff w/ a L/R output, left output is also mono output. Haven’t really tested that aspect of it yet so don’t know if a stereo to L/R splitter will work properly. Overall, though, very good keyboard for beginner to pro, depending on what using it for.

      4 people found this helpful

    13. Reny Greenleaf

      Love this

      My kids play this constantly!

    14. AnnieAnnie

      I got the like new version and it is perfect

      I got the “like new” version which is almost $100 cheaper. The box was a little bit damaged as seen in the picture. But everything else is brand new. The sound of the piano is great. So far so good.

      9 people found this helpful

    15. Joseph A. McGranaghan

      This is a serious keyboard with excellent sound reproduction.

      I got this so that my grandson would have something to use while staying with us over the summer. He loves it, his teacher loves it and it is an outstanding keyboard. I had another Yamaha that was more for beginners with lots of voices and features. This one is light on features but heavy on sound quality, piano feel and playability. Highly recommended.

      14 people found this helpful

    16. Mara Llanos


      Soy principiante y me encanta, excelente sonido y fácil de usar.

      2 people found this helpful

    17. Robert Dwayne Horton


      I bought this keyboard after returning the Yamaha P71 due to high note keys not making a sound. After receiving the P45 I realized it’s the same keyboard as P71 with the same problem. The only difference is the P71 is it’s only available at Amazon and is $50 cheaper so if you’re looking at purchasing one of the them save your money and get the P71. However if you know you’ll need the high end keys you will be disappointed. I spoke to Yamaha tech after first purchase and they said to send it back. I’m going to reach out to them again and probably return this one as well. Really disappointed.

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    18. Ougm

      Really good

      Just updated from a 64 key Yamaha to this one for my daughter, it’s a huge difference in sound. Really nice compared to the 200 dollar sge began taking lessons with. Very happy with the purchase

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    19. Marcellino FurtadoMarcellino Furtado

      Acoustic snob – impressed!

      I am an intermediate pianist and I usually practice on a wurlitzer console piano, an hour a day, but I had to buy this in order to practice while traveling. I am an absolute piano snob. I strongly believe that the touch and feel of an acoustic piano is infinitely superior to the feel of a digital. That being said, I am impressed. Let me be clear: this is not a replacement for a piano. It is impossible to learn to play the piano well on this device because it does not have any character whatsoever. However, if, like me, you are in need of something-rather-than-nothing to practice with then this may work. There is a lot I could say about the feel but at the end of the day it’s just an imitation of a real piano and theres a certain quality of life that is missing. Just know what your getting. I am happy with it and I cant wait to get back to my real piano, but in the meantime it will do.

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    20. Weston N.

      Decent Piano on a Budget

      This piano feels pretty darn close to a real acoustic piano. The keys are fully weighted and the sound is decent.With regard to durability: I have owned this piano now for four years. It still works. But it is not the same as when it was new. After about a year, no noticeable changes. After two years, still going strong. Three years, no problem.At about the four-year mark, the action does noticeably degrade. The keys feel mushier than a year ago and not as crisp. This in and of itself is nothing to complain about on a keyboard with weighted keys. All keyboards with weighted keys will eventually degrade over time and at ~$500 it is not held to the highest of standards. That said, the keys develop a “clicking” sound over four years’ time, which is much more annoying than mere mushiness. The “clicking” sound comes from the mechanical action of the key (it does not come from the speaker). The “clicking” sound is very soft and not an issue if you use headphones exclusively. Over-the-ear headphones will block the “clicking” sound. If you do not use headphones, however, the click is loud enough to disturb your internal rhythm and is very, very annoying.I still give the keyboard 4 stars, because I think for the money, it’s a good value proposition. Yamaha generally makes good, decent products. Take it or leave it. If you’re looking for a decent sounding, decent feeling keyboard to tide you over for a few years, this keyboard is perfectly acceptable. If you’re looking for something that will last a decade, you should probably be looking at more expensive equipment.

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    21. Bugs Bunny

      Love this piano!

      For six months I have been taking piano lessons and I am completely new to this. Been using a borrowed digital keyboard and it has been making my learning a rather slow progress as the keys were to “soft” not sure how else to describe it. I had to un-learn what I had learned when I played on the grand piano (my teacher’s). It was very difficult to keep doing this. Since I am loving playing the piano I decided to purchase the Yamaha p45 and I absolutely love this thing. The feel and the different sounds that I can play is great! It is making my learning much more enjoyable!Very happy with this purchase.

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    22. Michael White

      Great Instrument

      Yamaha describes this as their entry-level piano with weighted (vs. spring-return) keys. It’s an awesome practice piano. Touch is heavier than my Yamaha C7 grand at home, but very realistic and nicely engineered. Not a particularly loud maximum output with the speakers, but definitely satisfying sound quality. Bass is way better than expected. Be sure to order a decent sustain pedal, like others have suggested. The only real minus is poor access to the 1/4 inch headphone jack. It’s in a deep recess in the back of the unit. The Knox z-style stand pairs nicely with this if you hacksaw about 6 inches off the fronts of the supporting arms (very easy) and pop the plastic ends back into the holes. Good purchase!

    23. Joel Hernandez

      Llego a tiempo y de muy buena calidad

      Muy buena calidad

    24. Ton S.

      Great choice for beginners.

      If you were looking for something to start off as a beginner, this Yamaha is another great choice to start off. I bought it for my children. It is simple to use. Great sound for the price.However, if you are an experience player, I would skip this one and go for more pro level keyboard.

    25. Kristine

      This was the best Christmas gift my son received

      I bought this for my son in college and he loves it. He has already connected it to his computer and uploaded some tunes he has played.He is one of those gifted people who can “play by ear”.There is so much you can do with digital, and this is exactly the same “feel” as playing a regular piano.The seat and the holder for the piano were perfect as well.It is nice he can carry this piano anywhere, without multiple humans helping.This one is #1 as far as digital “weighted key” piano’s go.Certainly not a toy.Elated with this purchase~

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    26. Lisa P

      Plays great!

      This piano is great. I’ve had it for about 2-3 months now. It was easy to set up and I think it sounds great. The pedal confused me at first because it wasn’t working and I thought it was broken– but I googled it and turns out you just have to turn the piano off and on after plugging it and maybe keep your foot on the petal the whole time. You have to buy special adapter plugs in order to plug your headphones in (I bought eboot adpater and it was very cheap).I like the feel and the sound. I would recommend this!

      One person found this helpful

    27. Bobbi Conley

      Awesome instrument

      Very happy with this product. The sound is very good and it is extremely easy to operate the many functions it comes with. It’s perfect for our Country Chapel Church.

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    28. Mountain Charlie

      Sounds great, stuck key

      I’m a 74 year old rookie at piano playing, so am NO expert. But this sounds to me like a regular piano. The very highest keys I can’t hear, but I won’t blame the keyboard. One problem though is not my deficiency: One of the black higher note keys won’t play. It gets blocked by something so it won’t go down like the other keys. I found someone on Youtube that shows how to fix it, so I’ll try that myself, rather than returning it. I don’t think it will prevent me from learning how to play.

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    29. Eagle101

      Wife loves it

      I bought this for my wife for Christmas because she expressed an interest in playing again. She says that the keyboard feels great and the sound quality is excellent. She has so far enjoyed playing the piano again.

    30. Wendy R.

      Great quality for price and beginners.

      I purchased this keyboard to learn how to play piano. The sound quality is amazing and I love that it comes with a sustain pedal and music stand. I would recommend purchasing a stand and stool along with this product.

    31. Lloyd B Miller

      I’m not an expert but for me it works well.

      There was one problem with my particular piano. I couldn’t fit the adapter into the hole in the piano.Luckily, I had the right person check it out. He knew other ways to open up the piano and get theadapter into it. Then it worked. So if you have this problem, don’t give up. You have the correct adapter. That can be determined from the numbers on the adapter. But you might need help if it has this problem.I’m particularly interested in composition. I don’t need the most expensive piano with the highest fidelity sound. To me, it sounds great.

    32. Ben

      the real deal!

      This feels and sounds absolutely amazing. Everyone goes on about how it’s a good beginner keyboard, and that’s true of course — the price point has a lot to do with that, but it understates the quality — this plays and sounds better than *any* piano I’ve ever put my hands on in the music store.. and it won’t require constant maintenance to keep it at that level… In fact, if I ever encountered a classic piano that sounded this good, I probably would not be allowed to put my hands on it..I like the function button + key combo thing a lot, I guess they did it to cut costs, but a single button gives a clean classy look vs having a ton of buttons on the top of the unit. However, they could’ve labeled what each key does! they literally all do something, but they’ve only labeled a few. In particular, split keys and octave up/down are not labeled, nor are the tuning options or reverb options, or any of the demo songs but they are all there.. I’ll have to keep the manual handy until I can remember the important ones.

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    33. Otero1016

      Sounds amazing

      I bough this piano for my 10 year old son how is been playing for a little more over a year. It was time to get him something more professional. His music teacher recommended me this piano and I couldn’t be happier. I wanted something that the sound quality sounded like a grand piano and this really does. The sound is amazing my son loves it. Makes me happy to see him happy. And best part the value of money is exactly within my budget not having to pay for something pricey like a gran piano. I would definitely recommend this to anyone loving for something with in a budget but want something that sounds amazing.

    34. Bethany K WalkerBethany K Walker

      Weighted Keys! like a real piano!!

      Bought this for Yamaha P45 my teenaged daughter (thus the condition of the bedroom😂)She upgraded from a Casio 66 keyboard and we are SUPER impressed with this piano! Wow!Weighted keys 🎹 and comes with a foot pedal,Real piano sound. We did research before and found this is a one of the best models and getting it from Amazon at a lesser price PLUS it shipped to us in 1 day was the icing on the cake for the sweet sixteen surprise!

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    35. Bert Honeyfellow

      This is a better problem than before but it is still a problem

      I am no professional piano player. I have as an adult only been practicing for about a year. I was practicing on a yamaha dgx-205 which does not have weighted keys. I got sick of going to my lessons and playing on a real piano, only to find that the key’s weight would trip me up. So I looked for the cheapest possible keyboard with decent reviews and weighted keys and I settled on this one. Now as I said, I’m not pro, and I haven’t played on a lot of pianos. But I gotta say that the keys on this keyboard seem way heavier than the real pianos I have played on. I have played on two different uprights and a baby grand piano. They all now feel lighter than what I’m used to! This is a better problem than before but it is still a problem. It is really hard to get intonation right now as I always seem to mash on the keys when I’m at practice. I guess you get what you pay for. I just wish you didn’t have to pay so much to have remotely realistic weighted keys.

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    36. donna

      Wonderful piano!

      I love this keyboard! To my ear, it doesn’t quite sound like a good acoustic piano, but it’s very close. I just play for my own enjoyment, anyway, and for that the sound is just fine. The only thing I find rather feeble is the sustain pedal—it’s small and lightweight and moves around a lot (maybe I emote a lot while playing?) and I may have to replace it with something more substantial. Initially the sustain pedal didn’t work at all, and I was groaning mightily at the prospect of having to send it back. But I consulted the manual, and lo and behold there it was: my problem and the fix, which worked like a charm. The sustain pedal has never given me trouble since then. On the whole, for this price, I think the Yamaha P45 is a terrific piano. So many conveniences that an acoustic doesn’t have! The only features I’ve used (besides the marvelous mobility, and it’s light enough for me, a woman, to easily carry) are volume control, which works beautifully, and the “grand piano” function. I’ll eventually get around to some of the others, but I truly just wanted a piano and I’m totally satisfied with the Yamaha P45.

      10 people found this helpful

    37. Dr. babbo

      Fun to have in a small home!

      Fabulous keyboard! Feels & sounds like a real piano, I use it for fun & to teach my grandchildren!

      2 people found this helpful

    38. Strawberry Girl

      Not as good as I expected

      I’m a beginning/intermediate piano student, and I was looking for a keyboard that would feel and sound close to an acoustic piano. I play on a grand piano during my lessons, so I’ve had many opportunities over the past few months to compare this keyboard with the real thing, and I am dissatisfied enough that I’m currently shopping for something better. First the good: the weighted action keys are great. I can’t tell any difference from a real piano. The pedal on the keyboard is obviously different, but I don’t have any trouble switching back and forth with the acoustic piano. My real complaint is with the sound. Beginning with the octave below middle C, the notes are very loud, so much so that they drown out whatever you’re playing with the right hand. The other problem is the dynamic range. Although the keys are touch sensitive, the difference in volume between pounding on them and lightly touching them is probably half of what it is on a real piano. This makes it hard to develop good technique, and pretty much everything you play isn’t going to sound well balanced or have interesting dynamics. I have tried readjusting the settings on the keyboard, but it doesn’t help. I highly recommend spending a little more to get something better. Also, I recommend the blog AZ Piano News for unbiased and thorough digital piano reviews.

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    39. Connor

      A Quality E-Piano

      This piano is an awesome home piano when paired with the L85 stand. The P45 has a great feel, sound, overall look, and number of voice options to choose from. I was conflicted in choosing between the P115 and the P45, and I know I made the right choice. The P115 is also a great piano, but the extra $200 wasn’t really worth it in my eyes. When it comes down to it, an instrument doesn’t need iPad connectivity to get the most out it when its main purpose is to be an electric piano. The inside of the main piano box contains a music holder, sustain pedal, AC adapter, and the P45 its self. In my opinion, anything past this is going to give you diminishing returns, I found the 64 note polyphony is plenty unless you plan on doing some of the more advanced classical music.[ I also recommend getting a better sustain pedal separately as the one that comes with it is lightweight, moves around, and doesn’t look or feel like a real pedal ]

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    40. Doug W

      Great student option

      This is a really good solution if you have a beginning piano player in the household. The quality is fine, it sounds good, the action is good. My daughter has been taking lessons for a year and a half with it and is progressing nicely and when she plays a real piano she doesn’t have any problems in terms of the action being different or whatever. She can practice with headphones (which was GREAT when she was first starting, now she sounds good enough I’d rather just listen). When we first got it a friend who plays nicely banged out a few things and it sounds surprisingly good.I’m sure we’ll be upgrading eventually – I’ve noticed her choir accompanist bringing a P-115 when they’re in a room without a piano, and it seems like a real workhorse – but I’m definitely not feeling any rush. There will probably be a better model out by then anyway.

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    41. Ryan B.

      You will be happy with this purchase

      This is a great entry level weighted key keyboard. Yamaha has a great rep for a reason in this space.If you are looking for an entry into weighted key keyboards, this is the one. Simple as that.The only complaint I have is that the headphone jack needs a enable/disable function so that you don’t have to reach on the backside of the keyboard and plug/unplug every time you want to switch between headphones and the internal speakers.

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    42. Prime Mike

      Sounds great.

      This is easy to use and sounds great. My wife and 10 year old grandson both enjoy playing it.

    43. Eric

      Sounds and Feels just like a Piano

      This piano doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, actually it only has 10 sound, but they are all GREAT! The graded hammer action makes this feel just like you are playing a real acoustic piano. The grand piano and organs as well as harpsichord sounds are the best, but simply pairing the grand piano and strings, will give you a sound you can’t stop playing. Highly recommend this keyboard!!!

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    44. Alan XuAlan Xu

      Elegant piece with extraordinary sound!

      This is the second time I purchased a P45 (this time it’s a gift for my friend). The sound texture and quality of it are just amazing. I compared several e-pianos, and this is the one that’s most similar to a real piano both in sound and weighted touching feeling. Price-wise, it’s absolutely the best choice comparing to other products within the price range. Hugh recommendations for those who are still wandering around.

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    45. Mark W. Dunn

      A very satisfied customer.

      My nephew was interested in learning to play the piano. He and his parents agreed that the flexibility a keyboard setup could offer might make the learning process more enjoyable, increasing the likelihood that he would stick with it over the long term. So this was a gift I purchased for him. The one requirement was that the play action of the keys simulate, closely enoug, those on a conventional piano so that my nephew would have no problem switching from one to the other.The Yamaha P45 was a great choice. If blindfolded, I don’t know that I would be able to distinguish between a piano and the P45. My nephew has been taking lessons for a few weeks now, and shows no sign of losing interest. His two brothers have been enjoying the P45 as well. One has taken it upon himself to download music from the Internet and learn a few songs on his own.I couldn’t be happier with this purchase.

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    46. ____

      Quite legit, you’ll be happy with it.

      I bought this for my wife to learn piano. She is happy with it and here are my impressions:I’m a part-time professional musician (10 yrs and still going) although I do not play piano much, I do know good from bad. This one is great. The weight of the keys and response feels like a real piano. The sound is pretty good, not great. But I haven’t heard it plugged into an awesome sound system yet. The tone options like organ, synth, etc all sound good enough to gig with. But this thing is pretty bulky and heavy to lug around so I recommend keeping it in one place. It is definitely not a toy, it is a musical instrument and for the price it’s very hard to beat. Overall Yamaha is a brand you can trust when it comes to sound equipment, I’ve had a lot of experience with them in the past.

      155 people found this helpful

    47. Sue K

      I found this P-45 provides a great piano tone

      As a long time P-95B and Clavinova CVP-301 user, I found this P-45 provides a great piano tone. With the quality and price, it might be the best choice for grown-up beginners, and even for a dorm room keyboard for those who are looking for a solid piano sound.However, if you are looking for a keyboard for little ones within the similar price range, I would recommend YPG-535 since it has a variety of sounds, styles, and a display.Also, X-shape keyboard stand is uncomfortable for legs. So, if you can, thinking about the long-term investment, purchase a home bundle or H-shape stand separately!Pros: Great piano tone quality, affordable price, MIDI connectivityCons: Limited sounds, speaker is not loud enough for an ensemble with different instrument, but solo practice or voice accompaniment is just fine!

      6 people found this helpful

    48. Stephen Spinner

      i spent a “good part” of 1 month in a nursing home rehab with this great keyboard

      Wow! Amazing hammer-like action on this very substantial $500 keyboard; just a tad too springy next to the real deal but great key bed and authentic sounding sounds for so little money. Also, needed a very narrow keyboard and lightweight due to my particular situation and this one fit the bill perfectly!!! Highly recommend.

      2 people found this helpful

    49. Andy

      Great keyboard!

      Feel of the keys and sound quality are as close to a real piano you can find.

    50. Rosemary R. Pushkarewicz

      It was wonderful. My son plays and that was the b st choice for him. Excellent

      My son to practice on. Full set of keys and other sounds to be added in.

    51. KVae

      Awesome keyboard, needs adjustable music stand and fixed sustain pedal to be perfect

      I couldnt be happier with this piano. The quality of the sound is amazing and even better than my churches $1,000+ Arius Model. The only thing is that I wish it had a built in fixed sustain pedal as the one it came with slips all around the place and the music stand does not swivel forward so it makes the piano come off the wall an inch or so (tight apartment)i wish it was ajustable so the piano could fit flush on the wall(you can remove it if you want it flush against the wall), otherwise, the best keyboard Ive owned, and for the price the sound quality is too good to be true. I shopped at guitar center and compared casio’s and williams models, some more expensive even and this was far beyond the best. Happy playing!

      5 people found this helpful

    52. Lorraine J.

      Great keyboard

      After 2 months the sustain pedal is not working —it now works when you don’t step on it and stops when you press on it.Would love a replacementAlso the headphone jack should be located in the front —- very difficult to place it in and remove it up against the wall.Otherwise I love the keyboard and the weighted keys—–bought it to get back to my roots during the quarantine.

      2 people found this helpful

    53. Eric Epling

      Great sound quality and feel

      This is a great product for a beginner or an experienced musician.

      One person found this helpful

    54. leo

      get your own USB A/B cable

      The MIDI connector is USB, I don’t think you need any special interface.It did come with a foot pedal which, when pressed, continues to play keys that have been pressed.It does not come with a USB A/B connector (for the MIDI connection). Or at least I didn’t see one anywhere.Because that I didn’t see it come with a cable for the USB MIDI connection, I will probably leave off a star.Unfortunately, one of the keys, low F, is significantly louder than the others so I must return it (touching it lightly plays a sound like you hit it). So the lowest octave is rather unusable because of this artifact. Despite that, I keep giving it more stars because it doesn’t deserve a low rating for a random defective part.

      3 people found this helpful

    55. Pop

      Failure to Success

      Received on time but unit had stuck key; easily made arrangement to return; new keyboard showed up very quickly (even before bad one was returned) and replacement is great; grandson loves it and it sounds great. Definitely not a toy.

    56. J. Proffitt

      Nice key action, low volume

      The piano is basic. It looks basic, feels basic, and if you want no thrills whatsoever then this is the piano for you. The keys have a nice action, the pedal not so much. It’s hard to tell if you even have it pressed by feel alone. I like the sound of the piano, the tone is nice. However, my largest complaint is the volume. It’s really low. You can crank it wide open and not bother anyone in your house. I like to play at louder volumes because I like to be immersed in the sound, and in order to do this I have to wear headphones.

      5 people found this helpful

    57. CACTUS


      Great value for a beginning piano student. 88 weighted keys and very portable. No tuning costs, easy to move, doesn’t take up much room, moves room to room easily. The action is not going to feel as good as an acoustic piano or a higher end keyboard, but is adequate for study.This would not be a bad choice for a music student that needs something to keep in a dorm room, etc.I would recommend ordering an aftermarket sustain pedal. The included pedal is a small plastic box that is more or less a throw away item.Me: I am a musician with music degree, but not a pianist. This is perfect as I teach my kids beginning piano skills and also plunk on my own.

      5 people found this helpful

    58. Gary


      This was for my wife she loves it

    59. Cameron Blair

      Perfect beginner piano

      Great for if you are still learning piano.You can connect to your desktop with a midi/printer to usb cable.You can use an editor on pc with it, or use flowkey to learn on your own (which i would recommend)Great piano.

      One person found this helpful

    60. KarlaKarla

      The sounds of the piano is great ! Great quality

      It’s great to begin to learn how to play the piano

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