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Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker E1 Electric Guitar

Perfect for the budding rocker, the Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker E1 Electric Guitar is the most affordable, dual-pickup Les Paul ever made!


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MSRP: Old Price $159.00 Discounted Price $139.00 Save : $20.00 (13%)

MSRP: Old Price $159.00 Discounted Price $139.00 Save : $20.00 (13%)
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The Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker E1 Electric Guitar is the most affordable, dual-pickup Les Paul ever made, making it the ideal choice for the budding rocker!

Featuring a slim, lightweight single-cutaway poplar body and a fast SlimTaper bolt-on neck with a classic 24.75" scale length, the Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker E1 is incredibly comfortable to play and hold, and will feel right at home in your fretting hand.

Equipped with a pair of great-sounding Epiphone single-coil pickups, the Les Paul Melody Maker E1 offers incredibly sonic versatility that makes this guitar a great choice for a wide range of genres and playing styles. The 650SCR neck pickup is great for rhythm playing, while the slightly overwound 700SCT bridge pickup is perfect for lead and solos. The ceramic magnets used in the pickups were made to deliver tight lows, smooth mids, and slightly more pronounced trebles, which makes them ideal for heavier genres like hard rock or metal.

Chrome Epiphone-designed hardware includes an adjustable, intonated "Wrap Around" stopbar bridge along with a set of accurate premium 14:1 ratio tuners. Additional appointments include Epiphone's signature  "Clipped Ear" headstock design, a vintage-inspired "Bell-Shaped" truss rod cover, a '60s-era Epiphone logo, and a special 2017 Edition logo on the back of the headstock.

Get your Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker E1 Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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Wonderful & Beautiful


I bought this guitar for my husband. He makes effects pedals and needed a clean guitar to create demo videos. This one is not only perfect for his purpose, but it's beautiful. We have it hanging on the wall and I love that it is so attractive and not an eyesore. It also shipped very quickly and carefully. Great job!



Amazing buy!


I am an intermediate player, and after some years without playing regularly, I wanted a guitar that could help me start playing again. This is fantastic for beginners and beginner-intermediate. And it is also beautiful!



Love This Guitar!


Gorgeous guitar with an even more gorgeous price range. For the low cost I purchased it at, this guitar did not disappoint. Love it!



When all else fails, get a Les Paul.


The most difficult thing I have found in learning how to play guitar is overcoming the physical limitations. How many times have given up due to my instrument? The Les Paul has a 24 something scale fretboard. Most other guitars are 25.5 or longer. That small difference is the music that will happen or not. Epiphone as far as I know the only licenced maker of Gibson and is affordable to working folk. The SL is lighter than its more expensive counterpart the LP Classic. That is a win win for me. If you blindfold your self and play both. You would never be able to tell the difference. When I saw the Black and White design I knew I had to have that ying yang beauty so I ordered it. Well I received it by mail super fast, and it was sky blue. I can't even express how much I love my beautiful blue LP SL.I wouldn't tade it for any other. I think that is what they call serendipity or just good luck



Hard to beat at this price point


I really like the guitar. Sounds good and light weight. However, I did need to return it due to neck damage. Sam Ash took care of the return issue immediately. Waiting on the replacement and looking forward to setting it up.



Want a project here it is


These guitars are just ok the way you get them they seem unfinished as far as quality goes. They may become the most upgraded guitar in the Epiphone line as lots of people seem to modify this budget guitar and finish up what Epiphone started.



Epiphone guitar


Very nice guitar! Great price also. I like the sound of this guitar, and the body style allows for nice sustainment in the tone. I will probably buy again from this seller.



Who wants to ROCK


Nice playing guitar, but what makes this purchase such a high rating was the customer service. Great correspondence, excellent shipping and handling, blazing fast right to the door with great tracking. These guys rock!, I would recommend them in the future, and I will be buying another one soon...



$99-$119, is it worth it? It's a no brainer!


So I did extensive research before buying this guitar at my local Sam Ash store. YouTube, google searches, musician websites, etc. there were so many mixed reviews, I just had to buy it for myself. I'm a decent guitar player, I've been playing for about 5 years now. I play in multiple shows a month with a band and sometimes solo. This guitar, for the money, is fine. If you're a beginner, it's perfect. Maybe get an extra set of strings if you feel so inclined. Pro? Might want to change tuning pegs and pickups. Other than that, a bargain guitar! And so lightweight, which I love. Might get another!



very good


extremely amazing guitar. but fedex was not very gentle with the delivery.



Les Paul Melody Maker E1 Electric Guitar

4.4 25


Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Neck Shape 1960 SlimTaper "D"
Fingerboard Radius 14"
Body Style Les Paul SL
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Poplar Composite
Body Wood Poplar
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Epiphone 700SCT™ Ceramic Single-Coil
Neck Pickup Epiphone 650SCR™ Ceramic Single-Coil
Bridge Type Adjustable, Intonated "Wrap Around" Stopbar Combo
Tuning Machines Premium Covered; 14:1 Ratio
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Les Paul
Model Les Paul SL™
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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