Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar

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The classic shape and bell-like tone of the ES series guitars, but with reduced body dimensions.

Epiphone introduces the ES-339 PRO – a new instrument with roots firmly planted in the classic era when Epiphone’s Kalamazoo factory was producing rock’s most legendary instruments. Featuring a reduced size ES-style body with Alnico Classic PRO humbucker pickups, the new ES-339 PRO semi-hollowbody from Epiphone turns back the clock while breaking new ground in sound and style.

First introduced in the late ’50s, the ES series became an instant rock classic, bringing the feel and look of an archtop to a generation of players who had grown up playing solid body guitars like the Les Paul. The ES-335, the first in the ES series, was an instant success. But for many players who were used to smaller solid body guitars, the ES-335 felt too bulky to play on stage. The new ES-339 PRO is the perfect remedy, featuring smaller body dimensions while still retaining the bell-like tone the ES series is famous for.

The Epiphone ES-339 PRO features a reduced size laminated maple body with a solid center block, much like original ES-style classics. The mahogany SlimTaper “D” profile 24.75” scale neck has 22 medium jumbo frets and is hand-set and glued with a mortise and tenon neck joint with Titebond glue. The 12” radius neck features a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid inlays and a 1.68” nut. Single-ply cream binding on the fingerboard and body completes the classic look.

The new Epiphone ES-339 PRO’s Alnico Classic PRO humbucker pickups provide a huge variety of sound choices for the modern guitarist. For those who are used to carrying two guitars to gigs, the ES-339 PRO will solve that problem once and for all. Now, you can play any gig and any style with just one guitar – the Epiphone ES-339 PRO. The ES-339 PRO features Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers in both the neck position and bridge position providing an infinite variety of tones thanks to the 3-way pickup selector which also features a push/pull coil tap. The neck pickup volume pot and the bridge pickup volume pot each feature an easy-touch push/pull coil tap, making for smooth transitions back and forth between single coil and classic humbucker sounds. The all-metal heavy duty Epiphone 1/4” output jack gives you a lifetime of worry-free use.

The ES-339 PRO features our rock-solid hardware including Epiphone’s LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone Stopbar tailpiece. The ES-339 PRO has all nickel hardware along with Grover 14:1 ratio vintage style machine heads with tombstone buttons. Case not included.

Features:

  • Body: Reduced size Laminated maple body with solid center block
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: SlimTaper D Profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued-in mortise and tenon
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale: 24.75”
  • Nut: 1.68”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid dot inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
  • Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
  • Controls: Neck Pickup volume with push/pull coil-tapping, Bridge Pickup volume with push/pull coil-tapping, Neck Pickup tone, Bridge pickup tone
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Binding: Fingerboard and body 1-ply (cream)
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
  • Machine Heads: Grover Vintage with tombstone buttons 14:1 radio
  • Case: Not included


Order your Epiphone ES-339 PRO from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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4.0

Can become a great piece with some work

By hutch

from cincinnati, oh

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Pros

  • Appearance
  • Build Quality
  • Coil Splitting
  • Tone
  • Warranty

Cons

  • Intonation Way Off
  • Needed Frets Dressed
  • No Bag
  • Strings

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Classic rock
  • Jazz

Comments about Epiphone ES-339 Pro Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

I've been playing for over 30 years and this is the 1st semi-hollow I've owned. Overall this is a very impressive guitar, independent of the price. As the other reviewer noted, the 339 needed the frets dressed before the intonation could be properly completed; I like the action low. From 6th on up lots of fret buzz intially. The luthier package I purchased with the 339 took care of this issue. Also the neck needed a slight adjustment.
I mainly use this thru an AC15, and I do get a LOT of mid-range. Both top and bottom end are rounded off so the tone is similar to a softer/warmer LP. Coil tapping is cool, but I was surprised at how much I had to increase the volume to get just past an acoustic voicing.
Overall a very nice piece!

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4.0

Good Value but Minor Issues

By Gino

from Tampa, FL

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Pros

  • Finish
  • Light Weight
  • Smallish Size
  • Versatile Pickup Options

Cons

  • Dry fretboard
  • Filthy fretboard
  • Pickup Rings
  • Scratchy pots
  • Unpolished frets

Best Uses

  • Rock and Blues

Comments about Epiphone ES-339 Pro Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

I got the vintage sunburst finish. No blems, looks great, f holes cut finished properly. The neck is fairly chunky - not a slim D but more a C shape and it's bound. The neck pickup was at a 45 degree angle in the ring and couldn't be adjusted. I wound up shimming the pickups level with the fretboard. The frets had file marks in them - there was no attempt to polish them. I polished them with 800 then 1000 grit enery cloth and it was a huge improvement. I them rubbed in several light coats of lemon oil which cleaned the nasty 'black stuff' off the frets and rosewood. (When I first played it my fingers were turning black). Finally I had to use pot cleaner in the neck volume pot. It was scratchy and would cut out when adjusting it. After all these issues were resolved it's a great sounding/looking/playing guitar well worth the money. If you accept that there will be (minor) issues that need to be addresed after purchase you won't be disappointed.

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ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar

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