Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
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Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele

Les Paul Ukulele, Ukulele from Epiphone in the Les Paul series.

Lardy Fatboy 10/27/2018

Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele : Lardy Fatboy's user review

"If you only get one Ukulele..."
5

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Value For Money : Excellent Audience: Anyone
This could be a contender.
It's well made, very good when amplified and a pleasure to play at any time; it also doesn't break the bank

Gibson no longer make Ukuleles...
Apart from the fact that Gibson own Epiphone and Epiphone make this particular model of Ukulele.

Also as Gibson own Epiphone and this is an Epiphone it means this is a real Les Paul rather than just a Les Paul shape. It even says Les Paul on the headstock.

The Epiphone Les Paul comes in two finishes, the Vintage Sunburst, like mine, and the Cherry Sunburst, (when this model was introduced it came with a 3 colour sunburst for both finishes but in 2013 they changed this to a less impressive - to my eye - 2 colour sunburst)

The Ukulele itself is very solidly built, (in Indonesia). It feels like you could club baby seals to death with it and then still knock out a tune. The downside of this solidity is it has a very thick sound board and this coupled with the fact it has quite a thin body means it's not very loud acoustically, you can of course put it through an amplifier though and it does do very well when amplified It's also worth changing the strings to get the best out of the sound and I have gone low G with it now which gives it a slightly more Guitar like feel. One thing though, It may say Les Paul, it may even look like a Les Paul but it sounds like a Ukulele.

(And if anyone wants to be clever, remember Les Paul did own a number of Ukuleles, he did play them and he was part of Gibson tech team when they made the ETU3 Electric Tenor Ukulele in the late 40's)

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