The Gibson ES-339 draws influence from its iconic relative, the ES-335, known for its ability to fuse together both a solidbody and hollowbody guitar to give you a semi-hollow body, and thus, a semi-acoustic tone. The ES-339 model by Gibson Memphis is a more compact version of the ES-335, feeling more lightweight and supremely comfortable to play. The ES-339 is approximately the size of a Les Paul but with a semi-hollow styling offering you a wealth of tone.
The Gibson Memphis ES-339 uses the archetypal ES-335 body shape as its prototype and reduces its size and weight to give you a semi-hollow guitar with an incredibly comfortable playing feel. Like its big brother, the ES-339 features the characteristic “F” cutaway holes in the body top which enable the guitar to resonate freely while generating an authentic semi-acoustic timbre with minimal feedback.
3-ply plain grade Maple / Poplar / Maple is used to construct the body, back and rims of the ES-339. The pièce de résistance of this guitar is that it is also further reinforced by its maple centreblock and spruce bracing, consequently improving the overall resonance too. The sixties cherry gloss finish is complemented by vintage cream body binding, which completes the look.
Rounded Mahogany Neck
A mahogany neck is firmly fitted to the ES-339 body via traditional Mortise and Tenon joint and strengthened with Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. Gibson Memphis have redesigned the dimensions of the neck on the ES-339 to make it feel stronger and more comfortable to play on the whole. The neck has a rounded C profile and a historic tubeless truss rod.
Married to the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard embellished with small pearloid dot inlays guiding you along the frets with certainty. The pitch of the headstock combined with the mahogany and rosewood partnership at the neck completely enhances the tone of this semi-hollow electric guitar.
MHS II rhythm and lead pickups
The Gibson ES-339 model is endowed with MHS II rhythm and lead pickups to conquer the well-revered PAF (Patent Applied For) humbucking tone. Both have characteristically unmatched coil windings and are driven by Alnico II magnets. The MHS II pickups achieve clarity in sound output while also offering a bit of extra power at the bridge position.
Lead and Rhythm Volume and Tone controls sit at either side of the lower “F” cutaway hole, allowing you to shape your sound to suit your playing style.
A reliable, hard-working ABR-1 bridge with brass saddles is fitted to the compact ES-339 accompanied by a locking stop bar tailpiece to enhance intonation and sustain.
Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic tuners with die-cast alloy keys are fitted to the headstock to provide absolute accuracy as you finetune your strings.
With a mouthwatering gloss cherry finish, the Gibson ES-339 is alluring to all of the human senses, with a great feel, appearance and sound. Gibson includes a hard shell case to ensure it can be kept in the best condition for years to come, and also supply a Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity, so you know you’ve got the real deal.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2019 ES-339 Electric Guitar Top Material 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Body Material 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded C Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 / Locking Stop Bar Position Inlays Pearloid Block Active/Passive Passive Tuners Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic Pickups Neck: MHS II Humbucker Rhythm
Bridge: MHS II Humbucker Lead
Controls Lead Volume
Pickup toggle switch
Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case
Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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