Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III Midnight Sapphire
Traditional looks and manufacture meet modern technology in the Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III - including both ProBucker humbucking pickups and a Shadow NanoMag acoustic pickup, the range of tones available from acoustic sounds to screaming high gain are incredible. The Ultra III also features a USB output for easy recording or use with the included Native Instruments GuitaRig LE software!
At the heart of the new Ultra-III are two pickup systems. Powering the first are Epiphone's new ProBucker™ humbucking pickups patterned after Gibson's famous BurstBuckers™. The second system features Shadow™ Germany's patented NanoMag™ pickup embedded discretely at the end of the fingerboard. This low-impedance pickup captures all the 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. Built discretely into the bridge pickup mounting ring is a full-function, chromatic tuner - also, to allow quick and seamless changes between each pickup system, the Ultra-III's NanoMag Volume knob now 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."
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 the Ultra III's STEREO output, the humbuckers are routed through one cable and the NanoMag the other. The third output is USB. Using a USB cable (included), you can plug directly into your computer and use guitar applications such as Native Instruments GuitarRig™ 4LE (software included, downloadable from Epiphone.com).
While the Ultra-III is packed with technology, it still maintains the same basic specifications that made Epiphone Les Paul's 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 modern guitar with that classic Les Paul tone and sustain. Like most Epiphones, it's also equipped with Epi's patent-applied-for LockTone ™ Tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone™ Stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and string changing ease as well as quality Grover™ 16:1 machine heads for tuning accuracy and stability.
- Classic Les Paul looks and tonewood construction
- Sophisticated Midnight Ebony finish is truly stunning
- Shadow NanoMag active pickup with individual controls
- Probucker I and II humbuckers offer tonal versatility
- Mono/Stereo & USB outputs
- Built-in chromatic tuner with signal cut-out for discreet tuning
- Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4LE software (included)