Gibson Memphis ES-339 Satin Electric Guitar, Ebony

£1,499.00 RRP £1,999.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Maple/Poplar/Maple Body Offers Bright, Warm Tonal Character
  • 22 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard Provides Smooth Playing Experience
  • Burstbucker Humbucking Pickups Produce Vintage Tones
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge With Locking Tailpiece Improve String Stability
  • Includes Hardshell Case For Transportation & Storage

Gibson Memphis ES-339 Satin Electric Guitar, Ebony

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The Gibson Memphis ES-339 Satin Electric Guitar, Ebony features premium grade components and is manufactured in the USA, creating an incredibly high performance instrument worthy of the Gibson name. With a maple/poplar/maple body, maple neck, and 22 fret rosewood fingerboard, the Memphis ES-339 produces beautifully bright, warm tones with plenty of dynamics and depth to suit a range of musical styles. The Burstbucker pickups provide the Gibson with its vintage sound, while the tune-o-matic bridge and Grover tuners enhance its string sustain and stability. The Memphis 2016 Satin ES-339 is a professional grade guitar designed to offer increased playing comfort, whilst retaining an incredible hollow body tone.

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Maple/Poplar/Maple Body

Constructed from a hollow maple/poplar/maple body, the Gibson ES-339 produces a bright, tight, and precise tone with balanced lows and crisp highs. The "F" shaped sound holes allow unique vibration circulation within the body, creating a warm and resonant tone similar to larger acoustic guitars. Finished with an attractive top contour, which is complemented by the satin ebony lacquer, the ES-339 not only sounds great but looks beautifully sophisticated.

Rich Hollow Body Tone in a Compact Size

The Gibson Memphis Satin ES-339 is the perfect choice for guitarists who grew up on solid body guitars, but craved the warmth and tonal complexity of a hollow body. Taking the classic ES-335 body shape and reducing the scale to provide a more comfortable and lightweight design, the ES-339 resonates harmonic richness associated with other hollow bodies. A solid maple centre block is added to reinforce the hollow body, offering feedback resistance and an enhanced sustain.

Historic Maple Neck & Truss Rod

Featuring a traditional "C" profile maple neck with re-designed dimensions, the Gibson offers effortless playability, whilst the set-in construction ensures maximum vibration transferal for long sustains and increased resonance. With an added thickness to the headstock stem, the ES-339 delivers a strong and stable construction ideal for hard wearing playing. The historic truss rod provides superior adjustability thanks to the Teflon coating, larger diameter and robust Brass anchor.

Bone Nut & Rolled Neck Binding

The Memphis ES-339 employs a carefully fitted bone nut to provide an improved tone and sustain over traditional plastic and tusq nuts, improving the vibration transfer between the strings and tuning machines without dampening the tone. The rosewood fingerboard is finished with pearloid block inlays to offer a smooth and quick playability, whilst the rolled neck binding is rounded off to allow a comfortable fit to the contours of the hand.

Burstbucker Humbucking Pickups

The Gibson Memphis ES-339 incorporates a set of Burstbucker humbucking pickups, which are designed to recreate the tone of the classic Gibson PAF pickups. The Burstbucker 1 is located in the bridge position, delivering a medium output with a well-rounded and creamy tone thanks to the alnico magnets and under-wound construction. The Burstbucker 2 is located in the neck position, and delivers a slightly hotter tone similar to '57 classic pickups.

Gibson Memphis Series

Every Gibson Memphis guitar receives an ultra-precise Plek Pro setup, which optimises the fingerboard and nut for perfect action and intonation. Gibson's world-class luthiers took painstaking care with every detail of the ES-339, including fine touches like CTS pots, ceramic capacitors, nickel hardware, and a stunning nitrocellulose lacquer finish. These finishing touches add to the amazing tone and vibe of this incredible guitar, living up to the ES Series' legacy.

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Top: Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Body: Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Contour: ES (Semi-Hollow)
  • Binding: Cream
  • Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Locking Stop Bar
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Finish: Ebony

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Profile: Traditional C
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Binding: Cream
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.675”
  • Truss Rod: Historic

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 1 Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 2 Humbucker
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Tuners: Grover Milk Bottle Rotomatic (18:1 Ratio)
  • Saddles: Titanium
  • Control Knobs: Black Top Hat (Silver Inserts)
  • Truss Rod Cover: F-Hole Emblem (Engraved)
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminium
  • Pickguard: Multi-Ply Black
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Case Included: Memphis Hardshell