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Hi everyone! Decided to drop by and show off my first new guitar in over 3 years. It's an Epiphone Les Paul Florentine Pro. I've only had it for a few days and have been working so I haven't had much time with it but I can honestly say that I am nothing short of impressed. So far I've been overly surprised with how much I am enjoying Epiphone's ProBucker pickups, especially after reading about how upset some people were with them. Cosmetically there isn't anything to whine about since I got it for fairly cheap but, out of the box there are a few things that I noticed. A scratch on one of the tone knobs and a few weird spots in the paint if you're going to be anal about it. I will eventually be replacing the pickups, not because they are bad but because I just want something a bit more versatile. The only thing missing from the picture is the white pick guard that came with it. I'm holding off on putting it on until I get the new pickups put in. Here are the most notable specs for those that are interested:

Top - Select Maple with AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Body - Mahogany
Neck - Mahogany
Neck Shape - 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
Scale Length - 24.75"
Fingerboard Material - Rosewood with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
Neck Pickup - Epiphone ProBucker-2™ ; 4-wire
Bridge Pickup - Epiphone ProBucker-3™ ; 4-wire
Both pickups are coil-tap
Frets 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge - LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar

I am planning on doing a pretty in depth review since there aren't that many reviews out there for this particular guitar. My question for UGer's is what do you expect when it comes to a solid review that puts a guitar through its' paces? I will do my best to include as much as possible although it might take me another week or so to get it done. My house burned down recently and I have my recording gear that survived in different friends' houses so I'll have to track down what is where and get it to where I'm staying in the meantime. Another reason for an extended time period between putting the actual review up is I'd like for my ears to get used to it first. I'd rather not put a review up before the newness has washed away from my eyes and ears.

So, without further ado, here is my new baby. Please, take a second to let me know what you expect out of a review. I've never done one before so I'd like to make sure that I cover as much as possible.


Last edited by vjferrara at Aug 4, 2015,
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you should probably resize the pic.

regardless, HNGD! nice guitar you have there.
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HNGD! F-holes eh?

A review is just features, sounds, value for money and verdict if you ask me
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HNGD, I prefer hollow guitars to be a bit bigger,(even though your picture is close to actual size) looks nice though
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Last edited by Evilnine at Aug 4, 2015,
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HNGD! F-holes eh?

A review is just features, sounds, value for money and verdict if you ask me


Thanks Judist! As far as the review goes, I was hoping for more particular things you might want to hear tried out on this guitar. I know everyone normally would go through the tones of the pickups in clean and distorted tones but, if there was anything in particular you'd like to hear I'm interested in giving it a shot.


Quote by Evilnine
HNGD, I prefer hollow guitars to be a bit bigger,(even though your picture is close to actual size) looks nice though


Thanks Evilnine! I actually prefer larger semi/fully hollow bodies myself but, I was really intrigued by this one and it has been a great surprise so far. I've really been enjoying my time with it. My next guitar will probably be an Elitist Casino or something similar.