This ukulele checks out all our boxes so we wanted to write a review about it. For a couple of years now, the Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele has been around. There are lots of ukulele enthusiasts who loved it so it was time to check out what this instrument is capable of.
As the names imply, the Epiphone Les Paul ukulele is a guitar built to look like the famous Gibson Les Paul guitar. The style of ‘Les Paul’ obviously looks like an amazing design and will definitely pay off what you have invested in.
It must also be said that this musical instrument was possibly the one most requested by you, so we could not resist. If you are interested in this ukulele model, keep reading our Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review for more information below.
Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele Review
About: What we have got here is a ukulele in Les Paul form, and this one is in the Sunburst Heritage Cherry. In ‘Vintage Sunburst’ they are also accessible, missing the red color and replacing it with brown. In the UK, this ukulele arrives at around £90 and is on a concert scale.
Features: The tip of the ukulele is shiny, sparkly, and with a stripy flame. We have to say it is quite an eye-catcher. Epiphone names it ‘AAA flame maple grade,’ and it is also laminate according to our Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review.
As we have described, this ukulele sports the iconic Les Paul body shape, inscribed with the classic Les Paul emblem. It is completed with a single cutaway, plastic pickguard, and a similar headstock.
The body is made of strong mahogany on the back and sides with a concert scale. There is a laminated flamed maple top, shown with a transparent high-gloss finish. We have to say that it looks absolutely amazing as we claim in this Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review.
Epiphone also provides their customers with color options. This ukulele comes in the color of a Vintage Sunburst or Heritage Cherry Sunburst option as we say in our Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review.
The bolt-on mahogany neck is cut to the convenient SlimTaper D profile of the ukulele. It has a rosewood fretboard with 19 silver nickel frets. All of the frets are very usable and easy to play thanks to the cutaway design.
This Epiphone ukulele has a decent weight, giving it more of the genuine Les Paul feeling. On the other hand, the playability is as flawless as you would expect from the Epiphone. When you think of the price, you cannot really get any better instrument than this one according to our Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review.
This Les Paul uke is equipped with a piezo under saddle amplification and a regular 1⁄4′ output jack. So, you can hook it up to any guitar amp. The lack of pitch or tone adjustments, however, is a bit of a downside for us.
Because that means that the only way to tune to the sound is through the amp. The headstock is fitted with open-geared tuning machines, which give very good 14:1 tuning accuracy. It comes with strap buttons for the performers which are a nice addition according to this Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review.
With this cool ukulele, the only slight disappointment is the sound. It is not as resonant acoustically as the others on the sub-$200 chart as we compared it to the ukuleles in the market. And it sounds a little bit hollow.
It is fine for practice, but if you are any more than a beginner, it may not be your thing. That being said, we should clarify that this ukulele is not a bad one. If you plug it in, that will solve the sound problem according to this Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review.
In our eyes, the Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele is much more than just an instrument that looks cool. Epiphone has created a model that is really impressive by providing a high level of design, finishing, and craftsmanship.
When we also remind you the strong hardware it has, this is definitely a ukulele of decent quality according to our Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review.
Conclusion: Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele [2023 Review]
This fun little uke, with a spectacular feel and look, is loyal to the guitar version of Les Paul. With the design and the equipment, Epiphone did a great job. However, the device might be a let down a little by the slightly soulless sound.
It is not bad for the price, though. If you are a professional and want to use this on the stage, you might try to look for some other ukulele in the market according to our Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review.
While it depends on your concept of stage-worthy sound, we would definitely be using it for smaller gigs based on looks alone. However, if you are a beginner and looking for a cool ukulele, this one comes with an amazing price tag and will definitely satisfy your needs.
We hope you liked our Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele review and it was helpful.