Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III - Midnight Ebony

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Chambered Mahogany Body, AAA Flame Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Acoustic Pickup, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and USB Output - Midnight Ebony
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A Les Paul with a Modern Twist

The Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III is the gearhead's dream guitar. You get traditional electronics and pickups, plus a slew of jaw-dropping extras. A Shadow NanoMAG pickup gives you big, full acoustic tones, and a USB output lets you record directly to your favorite DAW. The Les Paul Ultra-III features a chambered mahogany body, a flame maple top, a mahogany set neck, a rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays, classy binding, and chrome hardware. Add ProBucker-2 and ProBucker-3 pickups, and you have a killer tone machine that looks amazing and sounds great with the Les Paul Ultra-III!

Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Great looks, great value
  • Quality construction
  • Vintage appeal
  • Modern flexibility
Great looks, great value

You'll do a double-take when you lay eyes on this guitar and check out its unbelievable price. The Les Paul Ultra-III looks just like a vintage LP, with classic features that give it the appearance of a guitar that would easily cost ten times as much.

Quality construction

The Epiphone Les Paul Ultra is no slouch in the construction department. All materials are top-notch, including the chambered mahogany body, mahogany neck, beautiful AAA flame maple top, and rosewood fingerboard. This is no bolt-on-neck wannabe - it's got a set neck, just like the LPs you've been drooling over.

Vintage appeal

From classic appointments such as trapezoid inlays and vintage-style binding to classy chrome hardware and pickup covers, the Ultra-III has it all. And the addition of ProBucker-2 and ProBucker-3 pickups, individual volume and tone knobs, and a 3-way selector means you'll generate some timeless tone from this axe.

Modern flexibility

The Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III features not one, but two pickup systems. The first system has a traditional humbucker setup using ProBucker-2 and ProBucker-3 pickups, and the second system utilizes the Shadow NanoMAG pickup. The NanoMAG is discreetly mounted at the end of the fretboard, and it houses samarium cobalt magnets and active electronics that let it pick up the body resonance and string harmonics to produce acoustic guitar tones. There is a dedicated volume knob for the NanoMAG that also is a push-push on/off switch. You can blend the acoustic and electric sounds together to create new sonic landscapes or have them remain separate and distinct. The Les Paul Ultra-III also features a built-in USB jack that allows you to plug directly in to your computer. A free copy of the popular Guitar Rig software accompanies each guitar. You can quickly and easily dial in your perfect guitar tone and then record it with your favorite DAW. Another surprise in the Ultra-III is a built-in chromatic tuner mounted in the pickup ring. Turn it on and tune your guitar anytime.

Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Chambered mahogany body with AAA flame maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 12" radius
  • 24.75" scale length
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • 1.65" nut width
  • ProBucker-2 and ProBucker-3 pickups; Shadow NanoMAG acoustic pickup
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls; 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Grover tuners and Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Includes USB out, built-in tuner, and Guitar Rig software
The Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III puts the look and sound of a vintage Les Paul with modern appointments within your reach!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material AAA Flame Maple
Body Finish Urethane
Color Midnight Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape SlimTaper D Shape
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-O-Matic, Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuners Grover
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup ProBucker-2 Humbucker, Shadow NanoMag humbucker at end of Fretboard
Bridge Pickup ProBucker-3 Humbucker
Controls 3 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way switch, NanoMag - Gain, Treble, Bass
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number ENU3MENH1

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The fact that Epi's aren't made in the states is a joke to me. I own just about every make guitar out there including some PRSs. The last Gibson I bought was a Futura that had the worst fret job on it of any guitar I've ever bought. Have read other reviews about the sharp fret ends of other models of Gibson's . You can't go wrong buying an Epi. They play great, sound great and are built with quality. I'm done with Gibson but am looking at an Epi Prophecy LP next. American made pickups make them a gift . It doesn't have to be made in the USA to be built with quality. I here a Strat violin is pretty good and they're not made here.
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Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III - Midnight Ebony

One of the guitars I've been waiting to get....not necessarily the Ultra III part, but the Les Paul in ebony! It is a beautiful guitar.I've been playing it like a madman for the last 2 weeks.I wish I could upload a picture of it with the black pickguard i put on it! Even better looking.
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