GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY!
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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.
GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY!
Mine needed adjustments, the strings touched the rear of the bridge which would not let it intonate. I raised the stop tail up about 1/16 or so and that solved the intonation and tuning issues. I love playing it, the pickups are hot and can growl if you want. I also had to file the fret ends , but i expected that. I have been playing for 35 years and i am keeping this guitar.
i bought this about a week ago and haven't stopped playing it i play it more than my les paul and strat this has a very good sound to it and good action and its not very heavy i like that is just a little smaller than a 339 i tried a Gibson and this Epiphone and for the difference in money the Epiphone was very well worth it
Great guitar for all levels. The PRO Buckers that come stock with these are really great. They bring out the mid range a of the smaller body that the 339 are known for. 339 also is super light compared to a les paul. Push Pull pots Let you get the single coil tone with out the 60 cycle hum. besides that, this guitar is just plain great. feels good and plays even better
St. Pete, FL
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!
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.