The Ultra-339 - Where Tradition Meets Technology: For guitarists seeking the power of Epiphone's Ultra-III electronics in an "ES" style guitar, Epiphone is proud to offer the new Ultra-339 guitar. Featuring the legendary "ES" semi-hollow body construction in a reduced-sized version, the new Ultra-339 will take your performance and comfort to the next Ultra-level!
Great Tone Woods and Hardware: While the Ultra-339 is packed with cutting edge technology, it still maintains the same basic specifications that made Epiphone semi-hollow guitars the choice of so many guitarists. The Ultra 339 features a laminated Maple body with solid center block, a glued-in Mahogany neck with classic Mortise and Tenon neck joint, and a comfortable SlimTaper™ neck profile and Rosewood fingerboard. The result is a modern guitar with that classic semi-hollow tone and sustain.
Two Great Pickup Systems in One Guitar: At the heart of the new Ultra-339 are two pickup systems. Powering the first are Epiphone's new ProBucker™ Humbucking pickups patterned after Gibson's famous BurstBuckers™. With authentic 18% nickel silver base and cover, Elektrisola wire, accurate bobbins, slugs and screws and sand casted Alnico-II magnets, these pickups replicate that classic "Patent Applied For" airy tone that defined rock and roll. The second system features Shadow™ Germany's patented NanoMag™ pickup embedded discretely at the end of the fingerboard. Featuring three samarium cobalt magnets, an air coil, and active electronics, this low-impedance pickup captures 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.
One-Of-A-Kind Electronics Built-in: If you thought the Ultra III was jam-packed with modern features, you won't believe what Epiphone has designed into the Ultra-339. Built discretely into the bridge pickup mounting ring is a full-function, chromatic tuner. Push it's ON/OFF button and sound is immediately muted when the tuner activated. Eleven color-coded LED's identify the note as well as whether it's sharp, flat or in-tune. 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." Two additional LED's on the pickup mounting ring provide a visual indicator of which pickup system is active (Red=NanoMag; Blue-Magnetic or Red/Blue=Both).
Hook-Up Directly To Your Computer: The Ultra-339 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-339's STEREO output, the Humbuckers are routed through one cable and the NanaMag the other. In this way, you can send the Humbuckers to your favorite guitar amp and the NanoMag™ to the PA or an acoustic guitar amp. Using the A/B switch, you can now change "on-the-fly" between the two outputs. 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 (download) to play your guitar through a variety of simulated amplifiers and effects and listen through your computer speakers or headphones. GuitarRig™ also features a recorder, a metronome, a tuner and more.
Classic Epiphone Hardware: Like most Epiphone's, it's also equipped with Epi's patent-applied-for LockTone™ locking tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and string changing ease as well as quality Grover™ 14:1 machine heads for tuning accuracy and stability.
|Body Material:||Reduced size Laminated Maple body with solid center block|
|Neck Shape:||SlimTaper™; D profile|
|Neck Joint:||Glued-In; Mortise and Tenon|
|Fingerboard Materail:||Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Dot inlays|
|Neck pickup:||Epiphone ProBucker-2™|
|Bridge Pickup:||Epiphone ProBucker-3™|
|Front Controls:||3-way Pickup Selector, Neck Pickup Volume, Bridge Pickup Volume, NanoMag™ Pickup Volume with push-push A/B switch, Master Tone, A/B LED Indictaors|
|Back Controls:||ManoMag™ Gain, NanoMag™ Treble EQ, NanoMag™ Bass EQ|
|Chromatic Tuner:||On/Off Switch, A-G LED Note Indicators, # LED Indicator, High Pitch, Low Pitch, In-Tune LED Indicators|
|Outputs:||1/4" Mono (both signals blended), 1/4" Stereo, USB (Computer supplies power to ULTRA-339 when connected.)|
|Power:||9 Volt battery (except when connected to computer USB)|
|Binding:||Fingerboard - 1 ply (cream), Body - 1 ply (cream)|
|Machine Heads:||Grover™ Vintage with Tombstone buttons; 14:1 Ratio|
|Strings:||Gibson Brite Wires 10-46|