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The Epiphone Les Paul SL™ - 60 Seconds


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Epiphone presents the Les Paul Melody Maker E1, an affordable evolution of one of the most iconic guitars in music history. The Melody Maker E1 pairs a slim, lightweight poplar body with dual Epiphone ceramic pickups to deliver a range of classic rock tones with simplicity. The bolt-on mahogany neck has a beginner-friendly SlimTaper-D profile and traditional 24.75" scale, while familiar Les Paul esthetics like the clipped-ear headstock and bell-shaped truss rod cover provide vintage-inspired looks. Whether you're a new player or a seasoned pro, the Melody Maker E1 is a guitar that inspires.

Lightweight Poplar Body Offers Playing Comfort

The Melody Maker E1 features a lightweight poplar body that provides enhanced comfort during long practice or performance sessions. Its slim, contoured shape fits close to the body, enabling fluid movement across the fretboard. The body's resonant poplar construction helps produce a lively, open tone that rings out with clarity.

Powerful Ceramic Pickups Deliver Versatile Tone

The Melody Maker E1 is equipped with two Epiphone ceramic pickups that provide a range of classic rock sounds. The neck pickup delivers a warm, mellow tone perfect for blues and jazz, while the bridge pickup produces a bright, cutting tone ideal for rock and roll. A three-way selector switch gives you access to neck, bridge or both pickups at once for maximum tonal flexibility.

Simple Controls Make Sound Shaping Easy

Master Volume and Master Tone controls make it easy to shape your sound without complication. Roll back the Master Volume to go from a crunchy overdrive to a cleaner tone, then adjust the Master Tone to cut highs for a warmer sound or boost treble for extra bite. The Melody Maker E1 gives new players an intuitive platform to experiment with different sounds as their skills develop.

Iconic Les Paul Looks, Beginner-Friendly Feel

While the Melody Maker E1 delivers simplified controls and a lightweight, comfortable build ideal for new players, its design also pays homage to Les Paul tradition. The clipped-ear headstock, bell-shaped truss rod cover and vintage-style tuners provide iconic looks and the slim mahogany neck with its rounded profile feels fast and familiar. The Melody Maker E1 lets you channel the style and spirit of a legend, with an instrument built for learning and growth at an affordable price.

Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker E1 Electric Guitar Natural Yellow Sun
Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker E1 Electric Guitar Natural Yellow Sun
Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker E1 Electric Guitar Natural Yellow Sun

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  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Poplar
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: '60s slimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68 in. (42.67 mm)
  • Configuration: SS 
  • Neck: 650SCR Ceramic single-coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 700SCT Ceramic single-coil
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body wood
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China