An iconic guitar with an iconic story, the Gibson Les Paul is the legacy of legendary guitarist and guitar innovator Les Paul. What started as a personal mission back in the late '40s has developed in to arguably the most revered electric guitar model of all time. The Epiphone Ultra III is where traditional Gibson design meets technology.
With a chambered Mahogany body and a lush AAA Flame Maple veneer top, the Ultra is just that, an ultra-high spec take on the LP.
The Mahogany neck boasts a 24.75" scale length, 22 frets and a 12" radius, it feels perfectly balanced and poised, just as a Les Paul should. The SlimTaper neck profile gives a nice underhand feel and a playing experience well above its price point.
Where the Ultra really comes into its own is with the electronics. In addition to the Epiphone ProBucker pickups, the Ultra benefits from a Shadow NanoMag low impedance pickup. The NanoMag does a great job of picking up the natural harmonics and overtones that might otherwise be missed by a standard electric guitar pickup. In addition, there is an easy to navigate chromatic tuner built into the pickup surround of the bridge pup. The Ultra also features both a stereo and mono output as well as a USB for easy access to the included Native Instruments GuitarRig software.
A real powerhouse, the Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III is a great value Les Paul that opens up the sound, playability and style of the Les Paul to everybody.