Gibson Modern Collection ES-339 Figured

$ 3499.00

Revolution Number 339
People who write about guitars often refer to the ES-339 as the ES-335’s little brother, which is a shame, because the ES-339 is a marvelous guitar in its own right. Though it’s impossible not to compare the two, the ES-339 is an entirely different beast with a different sonic fingerprint than the ES-335. It may be smaller in stature, but it stands as an equal in the tone department.
The Perks of a Small Body
Because of its smaller body, the ES-339 has a more focused, clearer tone than most large-bodied semi-hollows. It also sharpens the articulation and makes the attack snappier. The ES-339 also has a bit less headroom acoustically, which translates to a more even, consistent sound when plugged in. Also, in general, it responds to the player’s input more quickly than a larger guitar. Finally, though it may seem obvious to do so, it’s worth mentioning that the 339’s smaller size makes it more accessible for players who struggle with bulkier instruments. Body size aside, it also plays easy like Sunday morning thanks to its just-right rounded C-shaped neck profile with medium jumbo frets.

Gibson’s build emphasizes these natural strengths. The body is made of 3 plies (maple/poplar/maple) to make the ES-339 a gig-worthy dependable workhorse. It also makes the guitar resonate in a three-dimensional, open manner. So, the ES-339 is a remarkably clear, warm-sounding instrument that sounds full yet sculpted.

Speaking of “full yet sculpted:” Gibson’s ’57 Classic humbuckers. The ’57 Classic ‘buckers in this guitar do a bang-up job of summoning the magic of those old PAFs from vintage Gibson semi-hollows. The neck pickup is throaty and vocal, with broad midrange plus plenty of bass thump to go with sugary highs. The bridge pickup has punchy midrange that can really snarl when you dig in, tight lows, and plenty of bell-like chime in the highs.
If Six Was 339
The ES-339 is one of modern lutherie’s greatest hits, and it speaks out with a unique and powerful voice. It is sculpted, articulate, warm, responsive, and punchy, which is quite an intoxicating sonic cocktail! We’re proud to showcase the Gibson ES-339. We’re sure it will bring you many years of musical delight, and that it will help you make lots of joyous noises.

  • Model: ES-339 Figured
  • Finish Color: Sixties Cherry
  • Weight: 6.87 lbs.
  • Top Wood: 3-Ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Back Wood: 3-Ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Neck Wood: Quartersawn Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Rounded C
  • Neck Dimensions: .850 1st – .980 12th
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Acrylic Small Blocks
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Width at Nut: 1.695″
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 1 ’57 Classic (Neck), 1 ’57 Classic (Bridge) Humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Selector Switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuners: Grover Rotomatics
  • Case: Gibson Hardshell