Gibson ES-339 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar with '59 Rounded Profile NeckProduct #515255 Gibson 515255 AAH Semi-Hollow and Hollow Body Electric Guitars https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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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.
- Body Type: ES-339
- Body Wood: Maple/poplar/maple laminate
- Top wood:Maple/poplar/maple laminate
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Neck Joint: Set-in
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Shape: 50's rounded
- Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Bridge: Fixed
- Pickup Bridge: '57 Classic humbucker
- Pickup Neck: '57 Classic humbucker
- Controls: Volume / Volume / Tone / Tone
- Tuners: Kluson
- Hardware color: Nickel
- Pickup selector: 3-way
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Comments about Gibson ES-339 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar with '59 Rounded Profile Neck:
I'm in my 50's and have seen & played my fair share of some fine axes. I usually play classic rock, blues and some country. I play out a bit but am mostly a hobbyist. The guitar is durable to play out with a lot and very respectable on stage. The size and comfort of the 339 is, in my opinion, excellent. Neck is so straight I brought the action down to almost nothing with no buzz or fret noise. Fit & finish are top grade, smooth & clean everywhere. The tone is just short of LP's and 335's-in a good way. The 339 has sustain, tone & depth galore. This guitar is well suited for almost anything. Gibson has answered the pleas of the common player, versatility and tone at a truly affordable price. Free at last, free at last . . .