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(Retrieved from; http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Les-Paul/Les-Paul-Ultra-III.aspx)
Epiphone has combined all new movements in ‘GuitarLand’ into one guitar; the ‘Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III’
Let’s first take a look at the normal specifications of this guitar. It has, just like a lot of les pauls, a Mahogany body. It has a Rosewood fretboard and the neck material is also Mahogany. Of course the truss rod is adjustable and like the Les Paul standards; a neck- and bridge pickup. But this is where the technology starts.
The pickups are the new Epiphone ‘ProBucker’ models. These are patterned after Gibsons ‘BurstBuckers’. The sound of these pickups are easy to define, they sound like Rock ‘n Roll. They have that classic Les Paul tone. You can also choose to have a little delay on the sound, so you don’t need these expensive pedals anymore! But… there’s one more pickup hidden at the end of the fretboard which captures acoustics and harmonics so you can make it sound like an hollowbody acoustic guitar! (Brown, 2013)
A thing you’d also notice is the mini tuner on top of the neck pickup. When you press the on/off button the sound is muted and the little LED will be easy to see on every time of the day.
The final greatest feature of this guitar is the USB input. You can hook-up the guitar directly to your computer where you can change the sounds with all kinds of amp-simulator software, for example the GuitarRig software. You can also choose to plug in the stereo option that makes it possible to send the sound to two different outputs. (Epiphone, 2014)
Last but not least Epiphone provides their products with a LifeTime Warranty. So, if there is be something wrong with your Epiphone Ultra III (is that even possible..?) you could go to your local guitarshop and trade it for a new one.
- Holtrop, Jildert
Brown, M. (2013, november 20). Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III; The tech'ed-up guitar that has it all. Retrieved november 20, 2014, from www.musicradar.com: http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-ultra-iii-588434/
Epiphone. (2014). Where Tradition Meets Technology. Retrieved november 20, 2014, from www.Epiphone.com: http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Les-Paul/Les-Paul-Ultra-III.aspx