Joining Epiphone's newly-conceived 'Inspired by Gibson' collection is the much adored ES-339. This stunning electric guitar provides the luscious look and versatile voice of the legendary ES-335, but follows more compact proportions for added playing practicality. Known for its ability to transcend multiple genres, the ES-339 is now available at a price-point that most musicians can afford.
Maintaining the signature semi-hollow body construction and powerful dual-humbucker formula that almost all Gibson ES guitars are known for, the Epiphone ES-339 promises a spellbinding sound with superb playability to boot!
The ES-339's body is crafted from strong layered Maple, which is used to form its top, back and sides. Giving the instrument plenty of vibrancy, definition and acoustic-like volume, this is coupled with a solid Maple tone block that creates the amazing sustain and resonance that players crave from a genuine ES-339.
To add some mid-range warmth, the Epiphone ES-339's body is paired with a Mahogany neck; topped with an Indian Laurel fingerboard for a silky touch under the fingers. The neck adheres to a hand-rolled rounded "C" profile, which offers excellent comfort for traditionalists and contemporary players alike, while 22 medium jumbo frets ensure a controllable feel for vibrato and string bends.
Alnico Classic PRO Pickups
A double-dose of proprietary Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers give the Epiphone ES-339 a beautiful vintage tone. Thanks to their medium output, these pickups are highly-responsive to your picking dynamics and lend themselves particularly well to expressive playing styles. Although semi-hollow guitars are fairly synonymous with jazz, these humbuckers can sound raunchy and bold with overdrive - even distortion!
The Epiphone ES-339 may be a cost-effective alternative to the Gibson classic, but no shortcuts have been taken when it comes to its hardware appointments. Sporting Grover Rotomatic machine heads, a tone-enhancing Graph Tech NuBone nut and a LockTone bridge/tailpiece - you can expect rock-solid tuning stability and fast, stress-free string changes.
- Body Shape: ES-339
- Body Material: Layered Maple
- Back & Sides: Layered Maple
- Top: Layered Maple
- Centerblock: Maple
- Binding: 1-Ply Cream, Top and Back
- Finish: Gloss
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Rounded "C"
- Scale Length: 24.724"
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard Radius: 12.01"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech NuBone
- Nut Width: 1.693"
- Inlays: Pearloid Dots
- Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: LockTone Stop Bar
- Knobs: Black Insert Knobs
- Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
- Plating: Nickel
- Strings: 10-46
- Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO
- Neck Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Potentiometers
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle