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Gibson LE MIII Electric Guitar (with Case)

High-output Dirty Fingers Plus pickups power the blazing shred machine that is the LE M-III -- just slam on the Floyd Rose and hear this Gibson wail! (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Gibson LE MIII Cosmic Cobalt

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Features: What it does for you:
Dirty Fingers Plus humbucking pickups Great sustain, wailing lead tone, crunchiness
Dirty Fingers Plus single-coil pickup Powerful, bright and shimmering sounds
Floyd Rose locking tremolo Stays in tune through dive bombs or light vibratos
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound

Product Description

When Gibson introduced the M-III in 1991 it totally embodied the "shred" guitar, marrying Gibson's thundering power that had already ruled the rock world for more nearly four decades with the scale length, speed, and ultra-pointy styling that appealed to the world's fastest players. The M-III from Gibson USA captures the magic of the original guitar's playability, power, and visual appeal, thanks to Gibson's renowned and exacting standards of workmanship and finish.

Just like the first M-IIIs, the M-III starts from a foundation of Gibson tradition -- seen in its solid mahogany body, glued-in neck, and high-gain Dirty Fingers humbucking pickups with versatile switching -- and catapults it into the future with a major dose of style and innovation. The 25 1/2" scale length enables piano-like lows and shimmering highs, while a Floyd Rose trem facilitates everything from radical dive-bombing to evocative vibrato, all with unparalleled tuning stability. To top it off, the neck's fast profile, super action, and easy access right to the top of the 24-fret fingerboard help the M-III offer a playing experienced equaled by none.

The M-III's scorching looks match its incendiary performance. The natural maple fingerboard with striking arrow-head inlays provides an eye-catching contrast to the explosive range of finishes on the guitar -- from your choice of Cosmic Cobalt, Electric lime, Vibrant Red, or Orange Glow -- all in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. The all-black hardware complements the stunning visuals, and reminds you that the M-III is here to rock. Feel the heat at your authorized Gibson USA dealer, and crank out the shred like never before.

Body and Neck

The M-III is built from a foundation of tonewoods that represent a marriage of Gibson tradition and innovation. A solid mahogany body presents the depth, richness and resonance for which that timber has long been famous, while a glued-in maple neck adds clarity and "snap" to the tone. The Grade-A maple fingerboard has a 25" scale length, a compound radius for easy chording and smooth bending, and 24 jumbo frets, all within easy reach thanks to the M-III's radical asymmetrical, double-pointed body styling. Finally, a fast, slim profile and contrasting black arrowhead inlays declare the M-III a total shred machine.

Pickups and Electronics

Gibson USA packs the M-III with a trio of its most powerful pickups, including Dirty Fingers+ humbuckers in the neck and bridge position, and a Dirty Fingers+(TM) single coil in the middle. A five-way switch, combined with push-pull switching on the master tone control for humbucker coil-splitting, take you everywhere from warm, vocal neck pickup tones, to roaring crunch and soaring leads in the bridge, to bright, shimmering single-coil tones -- all with unprecedented power and sustain.

Hardware

A high-quality Floyd Rose vibrato with locking nut adds further versatility to your playing arsenal, while a set of genuine Grover Mini-Kidney tuners enhance the already unparalleled tuning stability. All hardware is black-plated, and the control knobs are easy-grip knurled black metal. The M-III carries a traditional black bell-shaped truss-rod cover, and wears no pickguard to obscure its dramatic range of finish options.

Case and Coverage

The M-III comes protected in a plush-lined Gibson USA hardshell case with black exterior. It includes an owner's manual and adjustment literature, and Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Features:

- Solid Mahogany body with radical double-pointed styling
- Maple neck with fast, slim profile
- Maple fingerboard with arrow-head inlays
- Dirty Fingers+ humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Single coil pickup in the middle position.
- Floyd Rose(TM) vibrato tailpiece
- Grover(TM) Mini-Kidney tuners

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Maple board with 21 degree radius for extreme bends
- Electronics: Dirty fingers
- Hardware: Black chrome with knife edge trem
- Finish: Gloss top and PHF with satin back, neck, and rim
- Hardshell case: Included
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Pure Gibson, Different Shape"
Overall: I was a bit skeptical when I saw this guitar. The shape likened to something I had never seen before from Gibson. But don't be fooled, this is an extremely versatile axe that can be played across many spectrums. I have it paired with a Line 6 M13 and Fender Hot Rod Deville. The harmonics are spectacular, the fretboard is easy to navigate, and the pickups fit their name "Dirty Fingers". You can shred (Metal), play Blues, or Hard Rock and this thing is dripping with tone. You can get very distinct tones with the push/pull knobs, from dry and twangy to thick and insightful. This has become an instant favorite for me to pick up and go gigging. The Floyd Rose could be better quality, but hey I'm not complaining. It stays in tune after dive bombing and serious bending, so the FR is working as designed. the colors are eye popping and even more beautiful than the pictures give credit to. Overall, I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with my purchase and hope that this gives a little more insight into this distinct Gibson model.
Style of Music: Hard rock, blues, Progressisive Punk
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Overall: I bought this because I love the 80's- 90's styles guitars! I have been playing for 25 years and always wanted a U.S.A. Gibson. I ordered it thinking I would be blown away. The looks did blow me away but the smell of the finish during didn't. I don't know if nitro cellulose is supposed to have an odor but mine sure did, strong enough to give me a headache. The cobalt blue was beautiful but the finish feels sticky. Looking the guitar over the floyd rose was not installed properly at all. One side was screwed all the way down and the other was almost all the way up. I couldn't believe this was a Gibson made in the U.S.A..I inquired to Gibson via email about these issued but they didn't bother to respond. VERY poor quality and even worse customer service. I'd never buy another Gibson. sent it back to zzounds.
Style of Music: Rock/Metal/Classic Rock'Hair
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