The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-339 Studio Electric Guitar in Wine Red is a no-nonsense model that is perfect for guitarists who want a reliable recording and gigging partner. Don't let the stripped-back aesthetic fool you, this ES-339 is an exceptional model that is built to withstand anything you can throw at it night after night, and still comes out singing like a dream.
Taking its cue from the ES-335, the ES-339 body shape is smaller in size but not lacking in richness or dynamic range. However, it still packs a weighty punch, with a warmth that is projected with the utmost transparency, with stylish F-holes yielding a soft acoustic output. The body is constructed using 3-ply maple, which resonates with the greatest of ease to produce a sweet and articulate timbre. The wine red finish is protected by smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer to preserve it for as long as possible, whilst black binding ties the top, sides, and back together seamlessly.
Supportive Neck and Fingerboard Partnership
The single-piece maple neck meets the body via a mortise and tenon joint that is reinforced using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive for maximum stability. The double-cutaway body profile makes it very easy to access the neck in its entirety, which goes hand in hand with the slimmer traditional "C" neck profile on the new 2015 model. Paired with the neck is a 22-fret maple fingerboard, which is adorned with pearloid dot position inlays. Black fingerboard binding softens the edges of each fret, creating smoother transitions along the fretboard.
The headstock is set to the customary 17-degree angle that Gibson employ, which contributes to the guitar's exceptional sustain, tuning integrity and uniform string tension. A gold Gibson decal resides between the die-cast alloy Grover Rotomatic tuning machines, which boast a 14:1 ratio synchronised spur gear system that maintains tuning integrity with absolute precision.
Fitted to the body is the resilient partnership of Tone Pro AVR-2 nickel-plated die-cast alloy bridge, and nickel-plated die-cast zinc locking stop bar tailpiece, contributing to the ES-339's impressive sustain and intonation.
'57 Classic Humbuckers
The ES-339 Studio is equipped with a pair of highly versatile pickups, with a '57 Classic pickup in the neck position, and a Super '57 Classic in the bridge. With this pair at your disposal, you have a vast tonal universe to explore. The neck pickup provides lush, fat and thick warmth. The bridge pickup is much sharper, with a hotter output that will give you lead tones a searing edge. Whatever style of music you play, it couldn't be easier to get the perfect tone. With a master volume pot, a master tone pot, and a 3-way pickup selector switch, you can make lightning fast changes with the greatest of ease.
The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-339 Studio Electric Guitar in Wine Red is supplied with a black hardshell case, enabling you to get out and gig as soon as it arrives. Plus, each model comes with its very own Gibson Memphis certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-339 Studio Electric Guitar Body Material 3-Ply Maple Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Maple Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile Traditional "C" No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Dot Bridge/Tailpiece Tone Pro AVR-2/Nickel-Plated Die-Cast Zinc Locking Stop Bar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover Rotomatic With 14:1 Gear Ratio Pickups Neck: '57 Classic Humbucker Bridge: Super '57 Classic Humbucker Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Wine Red Included Accessories Gibson Memphis Black Hardshell Case Certificate of Authenticity
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