Epiphone Les Paul Acoustic-Electric Concert Ukulele

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$149
Epiphone Les Paul Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele

The Epiphone Les Paul Acoustic-Electric Concert Ukulele easily stands out with its unique body shape, inspired by the iconic electric guitar bearing the name of iconic musician Les Paul.

And while it looks different, it does not stray too far from conventional ukulele playability and tone.

The top of the ukulele is made from laminated maple and the back and sides are made from mahogany.

This wood combination, along with its compact profile, gives it a clear voice which many appreciate.

Specifications

  • Top: Maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 19
  • Extras: Gig Bag

Pros

Its distinct look, which appeals to those familiar with electric guitars, is easily its main draw, it also helps that Epiphone is brand known for good quality but affordable instruments. Many describe it as beautiful instrument, and appreciate its build quality. There are plenty of kudos pointing to its tuning stability, which is a common problem in this price range.

Cons

The main drawback is that its electronics are passive, so you’re either going to need an aftermarket acoustic preamp or an acoustic amp/P.A. system that supports passive pickups. This uke also doesn’t have any controls for volume or tone, which somewhat limits its utility. There are also a few reports of inconsistencies in its fret work.

Overall

The Epiphone Les Paul Acoustic-Electric Concert Ukulele is an automatic buy for fans of the Les Paul guitar, but others will also appreciate its solid quality.

Although this used to be on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic-Electric Ukuleles.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.

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