Two Great Pickup Systems in One Guitar
At the heart of the new Ultra-III are two pickup systems. Powering the first system are Epiphone's ProBucker™ humbucker pickups which are patterned after Gibson's famous BurstBuckers™. Featuring authentic 18% nickel silver base and cover, Elektrisola wire, accurate bobbins, slugs and screws, and sand casted Alnico-II magnets, the Ultra-III pickups replicate that classic "Patent Applied For" airy tone that defined rock and roll. The second system features Shadow™ Germany's patented NanoMag™ pickup which is embedded discretely at the end of the fingerboard. Featuring three Samarium Cobalt magnets, an air coil, and active electronics, this low-impedance pickup captures all the Les Paul'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.