Good practice guitar...nicer than many models at this price
Perfect for the budding rocker, the Epiphone Les Paul SL Electric Guitar is the most affordable, dual-pickup Les Paul ever made!
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Good practice guitar...nicer than many models at this price
I purchased this beautiful guitar for my son, when it it came he was so happy and it arrived in no time! Ordering it was a breeze.The price was very reasonable and we recieved a beautiful guitar. I definitely would recommend to family and friends. Thank you
This is a Les Paul with single coil pickups. That is a bit odd. The Les Paul is known for its Humbuckers. These pickups are sensitive to noise, are flat sounding, produce odd sounding harmonics, and are not very nuanced in tone. No surprise at this price. The SL has a combination bridge that holds the strings and is used for height and intonation adjustment. This is very limiting. My SL needed to have the height and intonation adjusted. The strings sit on a molded ridge that "compensates" for each string. This ridge is not individually adjustable so I could not get enough adjustment to correctly set the intonation, especially on the dreaded "G" sting. A regular Les Paul has a separate bridge and tailpiece, and a better quality bridge has individual screw adjustments for each string to allow for precise intonation adjustments. The Tuners on the SL slip when bending strings, especially the first 3 strings (the smaller strings). Unless you don't do any string bending, you can expect the guitar to be constantly out of tune. Overall, the guitar will hold its tuning over a period of time, but better tuners are needed. My SL is the yellow one, and fit and finish were very good (surprising actually). The guitar is extremely light weight and has a neat look. I'm sure that this will appeal to money conscience new players, but I'm not sure if this is the best guitar for a novice. I would suggest that for about $40 more, Sam Ash sells the Epiphone Les Paul Special VE. This guitar has the humbuckers and separate bridge and tail. At the very least, you have a better path to upgrading the pickups, tuners, etc. I use the SL with a MIDI controller so that I don't encumber my regular guitar with a control unit. I don't need to use the pickups, and the guitar is set up well enough to work well with the MIDI interface, so for me this is a great deal. If you need a really cheap kick-around guitar, then this will fit the bill.
Every one is a fan of a bargain, especially in the world of electric guitars. I am a big fan of this guitar, it has a very cool vintage vibe, feel and sound. The Les Paul slim body will fit a a lot of players very well. The neck is a slim 60's style taper that has a nice feel.Plus who can not love the aqua blue color. One of the best super bargain guitars currently on the market.
Doesn't get 4 stars for being a stellar guitar. It gets 4 stars for being a $99.00 guitar that is a perfect modding platform. On mine, I've replaced the tuning machines...first thing, even if you don't do anything else, the tuning machines that come with this guitar are amongst the worst I have ever encountered. The bridge pickup sounds great, but the neck is a bit muddy. I'm going to replace both with a pair of single-coil size rails humbuckers along with a coil-split wiring harness, and use the bridge in another guitar, possibly in a Strat style. The neck is excellent. The fret ends could use a very, very mild dressing, but they are quite playable out of the box, the truss rod works fine. The wraparound bridge, at least in my case, is serviceable...the guitar is perfectly intonated, but it is a cheap bridge. Nut is ok, but again, could benefit from a better one. Body is very lightweight. The electronics may need to be replaced, as they are somewhat limited...they work, but their range is not quite what you would expect. The body routes are sufficient as they come for single coil pups. You may be able to squeeze a mini-humbucker or a P90 in there, but if you want a full-size 'bucker, be prepared to do some routing. The pickguard is adequate for single coils. You have to be extremely accurate to cut the guard for P90's and even more so for full-size buckers. Stock strings are, as usual, junk. But understand what you are getting...this guitar is a $99.00 or, $119.00 or whatever low-end axe, brand new. But again, it is the perfect modding platform. You can twiddle with it to your heart's content, and make it a beast. Buy one, mod it up, have fun.
If you know someone who's been interested in picking up electric guitar for some time but doesn't have a lot of experience, this would be an excellent gift for them. The fact that it's only $120 makes it an easy go-to for something quick and easy. Epiphone as of late has also been stepping up their game with better structure and design choices than other guitar companies, so this little number has a really cool vintage style akin to 60's-era mod rock. Sadly, I doubt professional guitarists would want to go for something like this: the single coil pickups and plastic exterior could be a bit of a turn-off for seasoned pros. But I'd definitely give this as a gift to a kid who's looking to start with something fun, simple and effective. This is a Sam Ash Employee review.
I ordered the guitar from a competitor and got the runaround for two weeks. Despite the guitar being on backorder, they promised delivery of my order. I then cancelled and ordered from Sam Ash. Customer Service was great! When I picked the guitar up the associate unboxed and tuned the guitar for me to try out in store. I enjoyed the experience of purchasing the guitar from Sam Ash!
Opened it. Realized Satin finish; not glossy. Overall still a decent guitar. Wanted to return but $44 so I am keeping and selling it so they can't just sell it again. Ended up buying another guitar from them, but wish I hadn't because of their return policy. No online returns to stores. Luckily the other guitar is nice. I still won't buy again from the online and maybe not even in stores because I hate that policy.
The Epiphone Les Paul SL caters to just about anyone with its many finishes offered! My personal favorite was the Heritage Cherry sunburst! This electric guitar sounds great and is VERY affordable. It is perfect for beginners or those looking for a lightweight, easy to handle, and versatile guitar. Grab one of the many flavors this Les Paul Sl comes in and try it today!
The Epiphone Les Paul is one of the best affordable electric guitar out there! At this price point it's hard to find anything that plays like this. Perfect for entry-level to intermediate guitar players, these come in a ton of finishes so you can find your perfect match!
|Number Of Frets||22|
|Neck Shape||1960 SlimTaper "D"|
|Body Style||Les Paul SL|
|Neck Type||Bolt On|
|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|
|Model||Les Paul SL™|