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Playing with the Epiphone Special II will definitely restrict your tone to a more mid-based sound; the treble option doesn't offer a lot of attack or high-end resonance, and the rhythm option diminishes the attack and presence of the guitar.
Les paul shape, not to heavy not to lite, Black with wood grains on closer inspection. the tone cut out switch is a bit buggy after time, needs a clean out, using the tremlo bar(wammy) throws guitar out of tune super quick, but she is a beautiful girl that rocks, for the look it was love at first sight,