#1
Howdy,

I looked at the specs for these two on Gibson's site. The other differences I see are the case/gig bag and different pups. Other than that, how similar are they?

Thanks!
#2
Well in terms of features they're very alike, but you'll find the standard feels alot nicer, im really not a fan of specials, my friends has some wiring issues too
My Gear

Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster
Marshall DSL 50 with 1960A
#3
I own a standard, but i tried the special as well, and it just wasn't as good in terms of feel and tone.
Also i don't know about the ones you were looking at, but the standard has different inlays on the neck too.
#5
Standard has diff. inlays, and binding on the neck, if you have the money go for the standard, and make sure you try the exact one you buy.
bugera 333xl (for sale)
B-52 4x12 cab
Schecter Hellraiser Avenger
Schecter c-1 FR prototype (for sale)
Squier strat

VOTE FOR MY BAND TO PLAY WARPED TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

www.battleofthebands/darkestbeforedawn
#6
If you have the money go for the standard.

If you have the money for the special, get an epiphone elitist.

Specials are fine, but they sure as hell aren't gibson quality.