So is the new Epiphone Les Paul SL worth $99.00? To me it sure is. I’ve only had it an hour for a quick test strum and weigh-in / pics but my first impression is positive. I’ll post more later including a side by side comparison to the Epi Special P90 model that I also own and love but here are three things to start off with. 1. It's lightweight at 6 pounds 1 ounce (5 ounces less than the Special with P90s) 2. The fret surfaces are much better right out of the gate than the Special with P90s (fret ends were fine on the Special but the fret surfaces needed some work) 3. I like the engraved "Gibson Style" serial numbering on the headstock. That's it for now. I fully expect this to be a fun little guitar whether or not someone plans on modding it or not...and I do plan on some mods.