The Gibson Memphis ES-339 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Satin Cherry is an established favourite, but the 2015 model benefits from some tasty new improvements that make it better than ever. Taking on the lush tonal delivery of the ES-335, the ES-339 is the preferred instrument of choice for those who prefer the smaller dimensions on offer. With a more compact body shape, slender neck, and lightweight feel, the ES-339 packs an impressive amount of power into a diminutive form.
The body of the Gibson ES-339 is built to the classic double-cutaway ES semi-hollowbody shape, which generates a sumptuous tonal palette that is infused with a sultry warmth. The tonewood complement is composed of a 3-ply maple/poplar/maple combination, which is held together firmly using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive to provide sturdiness whilst allowing the woods to resonate freely. Stylish F-holes adorn the body top, whilst smooth cream binding ties the top, sides, and back together seamlessly.
The Satin Cherry model is an understated and classy finish, which is protected by a coating of matte semi-gloss 30 sheen lacquer to ensure a smooth playing experience.
Single-Piece Mahogany Neck
Joined to the body of the Gibson ES-339 Electric Guitar is a fast-playing single-piece mahogany neck that is shaped to the slim taper profile. So not only does the body have smaller proportions, but those with smaller hands will love the ease with which they can wrap their fingers around this gorgeous neck. Paired with the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, which is adorned with pearloid block position inlays. Rolled neck binding rounds off the edges of each fret, guaranteeing smoother transitions along the fretboard, and enriching the playing experience.
Sturdy and Responsive Hardware
The headstock is set to the customary 17-degree angle that Gibson employ across several ranges of their models, which contributes to the guitar's exceptional sustain, tuning integrity and uniform string tension. The classic mother-of-pearl Crown inlay and "Gibson" logo sit between the Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic tuning machines with impressive 18:1 gear ratio with synchronised spur gear system. Of course, we can't forget the classic black and white bell-shaped truss rod cover with engraved F-hole.
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. The bridge and tailpiece work together to secure strings and create a harmonious connection with the body, allowing the sustain and string resonance to ring out truly for as long as possible.
The Gibson ES-339 Electric Guitar has been loaded up with two legendary pickups, in the form of the Burstbucker 1 and 2 humbucking pickups; ready to supply heralded “PAF”-style tone, while Gibson’s Nashville Tone Circuit maintains highs as you roll down the volume.
The Gibson ES-339 Electric Guitar has been loaded up with two legendary pickups, in the form of the Burstbucker 1 and 2 humbucking pickups; ready to supply heralded “PAF”-style tone. Set in the neck, the Burstbucker 1 pickup provides great depth and definition, great for mellow jazz, and crisp blues-lead work. Switch to the Burstbucker 2 in the bridge and the Gibson ES 339 Electric Guitar offers biting twang and sharp rock tones, throw it through an overdrive pedal and a tube amplifier and achieve tonal perfection in no time.
The team at Gibson Memphis have outdone themselves with the ES-339 Electric Guitar in Satin Cherry, and if the guitar itself isn't awesome enough, it even comes with a Gibson Memphis tan hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model ES-339 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Body Material 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile Slim Taper No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Block Pickguard Black Bridge/Tailpiece Tone Pro AVR-2/Nickel-Plated Die-Cast Zinc Locking Stop Bar Active/Passive Active Tuners Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic with 18:1 Synchronised Gear Ratio Pickups Neck: Burstbucker 1 Humbucker Bridge: Burstbucker 2 Humbucker Controls Volume 1. Neck Pickup Tone 1. Neck Pickup Volume 2. Bridge Pickup Tone 2. Bridge Pickup Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Satin Cherry Included Accessories Gibson Memphis Tan Hardshell Case Certificate of Authenticity
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