Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker (SS) (Formerly Les Paul SL) 6 String Electric Guitar
- Body: Poplar
- Finish: Pacific Blue, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Sunset Yellow, Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst
- Bridge: Adjustable Wrap Around Stopbar
- Pickups: 650SCR Ceramic Single-coil Neck, 700SCT Ceramic Single-coil Bridge
- Neck: Mahogany
- Scale Length: 24.75
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Selector: 3-Position Switch
The Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker appeared on our recommended list for Single Coil Equipped Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $200 from April 2019 until May 2021 when it was replaced with higher rated models.
Note: Epiphone has changed the name of this guitar from Les Paul SL to Les Paul Melody Maker.
The Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker is the most affordable licensed Les Paul in the market, and it's doing quite well even with big changes in its setup.
The most important difference is that instead of humbuckers, this one comes equipped with single coil pickups with basic knobs that let you adjust master tone and master volume.
But what it lacks in specs, it makes up with its distinct appearance and colorful finish options.
Thanks to the Epiphone Les Paul Melody Maker, you can now have an officially licensed Les Paul for a very modest amount of money. Those who are looking for a single-coil equipped Les Paul will also find this guitar appealing.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Cheap Beginner Electric Guitars Under $200.