When all the new Epiphones were announced, I noticed that the cheapo Les Paul SL was no longer listed. "Hmm" sez I, "I wonder if those will be cleared out?" They are definitely bottom of the Epi barrel, but for the right price, it might be a giggle to have one to fart around with. No movement on the price, not that I expected it yet, until now. They were $170 CDN at most retailers (a couple had them higher), and I'd be willing to buy one if it were 40% off, but suddenly the price is $200!! That's only $50 less than much better cheapo guitars. Oh wait, if they stop making it, it becomes "collectible" right? Sheesh.