The Les Paul SL was designed with beginner in mind. The lightweight poplar body means it's comfortable to play sitting or standing up. And the Slimtaper neck makes it a breeze for smaller hands to hold and play.
As with most Les Pauls, the SL has a 3-way pickup selector that lets use you choose which pickup is active. So you can get gritty bridge pickup sounds or lovely, warm neck pickup sounds. Or the best of both worlds by having both pickups on at once. This gives you a full-bodied tone with plenty of clarity.