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Supreme semi-hollow sound
Play with character. The Gibson ES-339 is built to inspire. And this is all thanks to the elegance of its distinct semi-hollow body construction…
Your home of purity. The Gibson ES-339 is meticulously crafted to produce the most natural of tones. And fuel your sound with the cherished heritage of rock ‘n’ roll. Semi-hollow bodies are renowned for their fuller projection than that of solid body guitars. The ES-339 possesses a warmth and clarity that others simply can’t compete with. Meaning your leads will truly sing, while your chords fill the room. No matter your style, the ES-339 is designed to ensure every note you play shimmers with the timeless quality of Gibson.
It’s made for the stage. That means no more feedback. Whilst traditional hollow-body guitars are notorious for producing unwanted noise as you crank the volume, semi-hollow bodies combine the best of both worlds. So you can play at high volumes on stage, whilst maintaining superb clarity and note definition. Take that, and blend it with the irresistible, wholesome tone of a hollow-body, and you have yourself the ES-339. What’s not to like?
Vintage and versatile
When it comes to heritage tone, Gibson are the best in the business. With over 100 years of expertise, how could they not be? Which is why the ES-339 is equipped with a pair of first-rate MHS II humbuckers. Taking inspiration from '50s and '60s-built guitars – these pickups are born to deliver the era-defining sound of rock ‘n’ roll. Humbuckers are characterised by their ability to produce warmth and clarity in every performance. Full midrange, and a lovely top-end bite; these low-output pickups revive rock ‘n’ roll’s traditional roots.
They’re versatile, too. From mellow cleans, to rumbling overdrive – the MHS II pickups let you kick out anything you want from them. With total sonic brilliance.
Get the best out of your sound
Many guitars can lose sound quality when the volume is turned down. Dynamism can be lost and, as a result, the overall audio becomes a little darker. Thanks to the innovative Memphis Tone Circuit, wired with 550K potentiometers and orange drop capacitators, this is not an issue. Every step has been taken to preserve sound quality, ensuring tonal depth and clarity remains, no matter the volume.
Fuelled with functionality
I suppose you thought semi-hollow guitars just sounded amazing? Well, the ES-339 has more to offer. Much more. Lightweight and ergonomic; the benefits of a semi-hollow design go way beyond its incredible sound. Experience unbelievable fret access onstage, with a double-cutaway body shape unlocking a world of possibility in your performance. Wave goodbye to all restrictions. Because the ES-339 knows how to enhance your playing experience to its full potential.
The attention-to-detail goes beyond just the body, though. A rounded ‘C’ neck profile means easy position changes across the entirety of the guitar’s scale. Paired with a quarter-sawn mahogany neck, playing is almost effortless. Therefore, your hands can easily get to grips with every inch of the dark rosewood surface. It’s in Gibson’s history to cater for player performance. And yet again, they continue to deliver in extraordinary style.
Prepared for perfection
Taking your instrument on the road? We’ve got you covered. The ES-339 comes with a luxurious Gibson Hardshell case, giving your instrument the maximum protection it deserves. So, if you’re worried about bringing your pride and joy along with you on your travels – breathe. Keeping your guitar from any potential scrapes or bumps, you can rely on the ES-339 to be in pristine condition every time you step on stage. Peace of mind, wherever you are.
- Body Shape: ES-339
- Colour: Faded Lightburst
- Top: 3-ply AAA Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Back : 3-ply AAA Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Bracing: Thermally Engineered Quarter-Sawn Adirondack Spruce
- Centerblock: Thermally Engineered Chambered Maple
- Binding: Single-ply Cream
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Material: Quarter Sawn Mahogany
- Profile: Rounded "C"
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Dark Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo - 18 Nickel Silver
- Nut Width: 1.687"
- End of Board Width: 2.241"
- Inlays: Pearloid Small Block
Hardware & Electronics
- Neck Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Rhythm
- Bridge Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Lead
- Controls: MTC Premiere : 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with matched 550K potentiometers and orange drop capacitors
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Bridge: ABR-1 with Titanium Saddles
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar with Locking Studs
- Tuning Machines: Grover 'Milk Bottle' Rotomatics
- Pickguard: 5-ply Black
- Truss Rod Cover: Black/ White
- Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Gold Reflectors
- Switch Tip: Cream
- Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Gibson Hardshell