NGD Epiphone Les Paul SL

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Totally Squiered, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Totally Squiered

    Totally Squiered Squier-Nut

    Nov 21, 2012
    Well, what can I say. My good lady gets my guitar obsession and gifted me a riot of colour in a guitar for my birthday this year!
    This is the super budget Epi LP SL. And it is a looooot of fun !!!
    When I first saw it I was immediately reminded of the TV yellow LPJ I've been hankering after.
    But this axe has single coils. Although I'm already contemplating the upgrade to P90s.
    Although the single coils sound great. And the guitar as a whole is very enjoyable to play. Admittedly, it is so light you might think its made of polystyrene, but the neck is playable and the guitar knows how to rock. 1544292041568.jpg
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  2. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2016
    It does look good ... and the neck is OK. However of the approximate 25 guitars and basses I own, all of them except one or maybe two cost me under $200 ... to me it is the junkiest electric I own and that includes some guitars I've paid as little as $50 used or about $70 new.

    Sorry ... but that's how I feel. In fact to me it is so far down my list of electric guitars I don't even rightly know what is my second-worst electric.
  3. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

    Sep 27, 2014
    I just sold mine, exactly like that one - Sunset Yellow....because I needed some extra funds for Christmas.....kind of regret it a bit now.....

    Bought it for $157.07 Canadian with tax, sold it 4 months later for $120 - I hate taking losses but what can you do.
  4. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America

    Happy New Guitar Day and Happy Birthday. They need a little work to get the most out of them but these are a blast once you get them dialed in. They are a great and affordable choice for those with basic guitar modding/maintenance abilities. You will get out of it what you put into it. I mentioned in a recent thread how the two that I bought and modded get substantial playtime. LINK
    In capable hands, these are Gems in the Rough. At least that's how I feel.

  5. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Congrats on the guitar and enabling lady.
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  6. whaynes3

    whaynes3 Squier-Nut

    Apr 3, 2011
    Port Charlotte Fl
    I am on a selling crusade to get one... I plates one a GC the other day and loved it
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  7. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Nut

    Jan 19, 2018
    GA USA
    That's good it worked out for you. Most inexpensive Epiphones I've encountered have had significant issues with the nut and frets. The other main issue was way too hot humbuckers but that wouldn't be an issue with this guitar.
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  8. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-Nut

    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    If you mentally charge yourself a dollar an hour each time you play your guitars, you never take a loss :).
  9. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    I've looked for a way to illustrate just that. Thanks.
    Even if you lose on a resale, all the fun and joy you got out of that piece of gear, didn't cost you much an hour.
  10. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
    Keep on rockin!
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  11. jvin248

    jvin248 Squier-Meister

    Jan 10, 2014

    Add a push/pull to the tone pot and you can put the two single coils in series. Or cut a slot at the current switch and swap out for a Tele 4-way switch and get the regular 3-way you have plus a series humbucker option.

    If you want a LPJ type then mod so you can move the two single coils down by the bridge for a humbucker setup.

    This is the Epi Special Junior, with some mods ... humbucker is split with push/pull tone pot. So you'd just need to do the reverse.
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  12. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Congrats & HNGD !
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  13. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2017
    Congrats man, I've got 2 of those ,one Yellow one Turquoise, and they are a blast ! Enjoy !
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