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Classic semi-hollowbody sound from a solidbody-sized guitar.
The ES-339 is the next generation from the Gibson Custom Shop iconic ES electric guitars. It goes where no guitar has gone before with a bold, new semi-hollow tone that is rich with expressive, even stinging, overtones. The ES-339 has some exciting enhancements including Memphis Tone electronics, outer rim output jack, and reduced dimensions and weight.
Memphis Tone electronics
Memphis Tone circuitry utilizes 500K audio taper pots that operate with an interactive load that preserves high end as you turn down the volume. The loading effect preserves the full-bodied tone with rich midrange and singing sustain from the '57 Classic humbuckers while adding a very sweet bite. Another difference is the volume is very smooth, rolling off in even increments along with the numbers on the knobs. Since they operate more like how we hear (logarithmically), the controls work the way the player thinks they should. So when the guitarist turns down the volume the highs are still there!
Outer rim output jack
Here's one ES players have been wanting: The output jack is mounted on the outer rim. No more cable crossing the body, spoiling the guitar's clean looks and and getting in your way.
Reduced dimensions and weight The ES-339 builds on the success of the semi-hollowbody guitars first introduced by Gibson in 1958 with the ES-335. Lighter and more compact than a traditional semi-hollow guitar, the ES-339 retains the distinct semi-hollowbody electric tone that powered so many hit records and landmark performances.
Two '57 Classic Humbuckers with 3-way pickup selection plus individual volume and tone controls provide the incredibly versatile sounds that make the semi-hollow electric famous for its use in jazz, rock, blues, country, and nearly every other style you can think of. Quality Kluson tuners keep retuning time to a minimum, and nickel hardware enhances the great looks.
This version of the ES-339 comes with the rounded '59 neck profile for guitarists who prefer a chunkier neck, but still enjoy fast, smooth playing action. The new slender 30/60 neck is available on the ES-339 30/60 Neck (product #515256).
To show off its vintage vibe, the ES-339 is available in a choice of three finishes: Antique Cherry, Antique Vintage Sunburst, and Light Caramel Burst. The lacquer finish is applied with a light, even touch, allowing the guitar's wood to resonate naturally while providing a protective, mirror-like shine.The Antique Cherry and Antique Vintage Sunburst both come with aged bindings to further enhance the proud ES tradition.
The ES-339 comes with a Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
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When I opened the box I was a little apprehensive as to the condition it would be in, but as soon as I put it in my hands, I knew it was a winner! The quality is unbelievable for a guitar from GibsonÆs custom shop (PRICING UNDER $2000!! The tone and quality of the pickups and pots are incredible to say the least and this guitar rates with the best of the best....I HOPE ALL OF THE ES339'S BUILT ARE AS NICE!!! This one is the 30/60 slim taper neck and I haven't touched my other guitars since this came in... GOOD JOB GIBSON AND GOOD JOB WOODWIND AND BRASSWIND!
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