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Deep down, most guitarists are traditional. They love classic designs and shapes dating back 50 years ago. Well, Epiphone knows the way you feel. That's why they designed the Les Paul Ultra-III with the same look and features of a traditional Les Paul but fresh approach, giving you a guitar that's a real Les Paul but also so much more.
Two Great Pickup Systems in One Guitar
At the heart of the Ultra-III are two pickup systems. Powering the first are Epiphone's ProBucker(TM) humbucking pickups, patterned after Gibson's famous BurstBuckers(TM). With authentic 18% nickel silver base and cover, Elektrisola wire, accurate bobbin, slugs and screws and sand casted Alnico-II magnets, they replicate that classic "Patent Applied For" airy tone that defined rock and roll. The second system features Shadow(TM) Germany's patented NanoMag(TM) pickup embedded discreetly at the end of the fingerboard. Featuring three samarium cobalt magnets, an air coil and active electronics, this low-impedance pickup captures your Ultra-III's subtle body acoustics and string harmonics. Together, you get powerful humbucker-driven rock crunch as well as shimmering acoustic-like tones -- and everything in between.
One-Of-A-Kind Electronics Built In
If you thought the Ultra-II was jam-packed with modern features, you won't believe what Epiphone has designed into the Ultra-III. Built discreetly into the bridge pickup mounting ring is a fully functional chromatic tuner. Push its ON/OFF button and sound is immediately muted and the tuner activated. Eleven color-coded LEDs identify the note as well as whether it's sharp, flat or in tune. Also, to allow quick and seamless changes between each pickup system, the Ultra-III's NanoMag Volume knob doubles as an A/B switch. Just push it in and quickly toggle between Magnetic, NanoMag or both pickup systems -- with no delay and no "pop." Two additional LEDs on the pickup mounting ring provide a visual indicator of which pickup system is active: Red is NanoMag; Blue is Magnetic, and Red/Blue is both.
USB Directly to Your Computer
The Ultra-III features three different outputs. By using the standard 1/4" MONO output, both the Humbuckers and NanoMag are mixed into one signal. When you plug another 1/4" cable into its STEREO output, the Humbuckers are routed through one cable and the NanoMag the other. In this way, you can send the Humbuckers to your favorite guitar amp and the NanoMag to the PA or an acoustic guitar amp. Using the A/B switch, you can now change on-the-fly between the two outputs. The third output is USB. Using the included USB cable, you can plug directly into your computer and use guitar applications such as the included Native Instruments GuitarRig 4 LE software to play your guitar through a variety of simulated amplifiers and effects, while listening through your computer speakers or headphones. GuitarRig also features a recorder, a metronome, a tuner and more.
Great Tonewoods and Hardware
While the Ultra-III is packed with technology, it still maintains the same basic specifications that's made Epiphone Les Pauls the choice of so many guitarists, including a solid mahogany body with glued-in mahogany neck and comfortable SlimTaper neck profile, a flame maple veneer top and Rosewood fingerboard. The result is a guitar with that classic Les Paul tone and sustain. Like most Epiphones, it's also equipped with Epi's patent-applied-for LockTone(TM) locking tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and string changing ease as well as quality Grover(tm) 16:1 machine heads for tuning accuracy and stability.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Like every Epiphone, the Ultra-III features their Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service. If you want a versatile professional instrument designed for live performance or studio and capable of both Les Paul crunch and real acoustic-like tones, the Epiphone Ultra-III is an excellent choice.
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