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The ES-339 has a reduced size and weight laminated maple 335-style archtop body with a solid center block. With the size and feel of a Les Paul, it retains that distinct semi-hollowbody tone producing... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Overview

The ES-339 has a reduced size and weight laminated maple 335-style archtop body with a solid center block. With the size and feel of a Les Paul, it retains that distinct semi-hollowbody tone producing a full-bodied sound from the Alnico Classic Pro pickups with push/pull coil-splitting for single-coil tones. Features include SlimTaper D-profile mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with MOP inlays, neck and body binding, Grover Vintage tuners, and LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece. Case sold separately.

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Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Alnico Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Alnico Classic
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover vintage tombstone buttons
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneES-339 PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 69 reviews)

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    (53)

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    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (28)
  • Good tone (28)
  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Solid electronics (16)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (24)
  • Jamming (21)
  • Recording (17)
  • Small venues (16)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great value for the money! Very nice guitar!

I own a Gibson Les Paul and a Gibson ES135. I evolved from Fender to Gibson through the years because I just prefer the sound, tone and the way a Gibson feels &...Read complete review

I own a Gibson Les Paul and a Gibson ES135. I evolved from Fender to Gibson through the years because I just prefer the sound, tone and the way a Gibson feels & plays. The Gibson ES 135 is the larger body style. I love it but it can be uncomfortable if you are sitting for long periods of time. It gets up in your ribs.

I was really interested in the smaller body size of the Epiphone ES 339 but I was a little concerned about the craftsmanship and sound of an Epiphone because I hadn't really ever played one. I drove 90 miles to my nearest Guitar Center to check one out.

Looking at it and holding it, I was pretty impressed. I took it in the little demo room to give it a whirl. It played great and sounded very good considering it was off the rack.

It did need a setup and I paid Guitar Center to do that and I also added a bone nut. The one that comes with it is plastic.

After taking it home and plugging it up to my setup, I was really very impressed with the guitar. It compares well with the Gibsons I own. The craftsmanship, sound and the feel of the guitar is incredible for the money.

I was going back and forth on whether to buy the 335 or 339 but the smaller body of the 339 is incredibly comfortable to play. I absolutely love it!

Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the guitar. I spent a little money on a setup and a bone nut and am amazed at the value of guitar I got for the money.

If you love semi-hollow bodies but don't want to pay the Gibson price, I can say with confidence that this guitar delivers! Another reviewer mentioned that the guitar helped him play more and got him enthused about playing. I can absolutely second that!

I've been playing for 20+ years. This guitar has definitely got me excited about playing again! First of all, it's absolutely beautiful (vintage sunburst)! It holds it's own against the Gibsons I own and the smaller body of the ES 339 is very nice! Amazing guitar for the money. Great value!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's A Lemon

Late November I bought two guitars and accessories for about $1,800 for my son and me. Thirty years after my last guitar purchase, I was going to start playing again, with my son,...Read complete review

Late November I bought two guitars and accessories for about $1,800 for my son and me. Thirty years after my last guitar purchase, I was going to start playing again, with my son, a dream come true. Except it's been a nightmare because about 45 days later, the input jack fell inside the guitar. Guitar Center (GC) says it's covered under warranty, but it has to be shipped to the manufacturer. Who wants to do that? No one. Guitar Center says they'll fix it.

It sat at GC for weeks; something about a new employee and a drug test. Time I could've been playing with my son, gone. Eventually, it's ready. I pick it up. No charge due to the inexplicable wait. I get it home, immediately begin playing with my son, and within one hour the input jack fell inside the guitar AGAIN. GC says they'll make sure it doesn't fall back in this time - that it's a flaw with this model - but it will look funky. This doesn't seem right, to sell a product with known flaws. But I agree to it.

After two weeks at GC, time I could've been playing with my son, I pick it up. $32 charge this time. Wasn't expecting that. It's under warranty. It was GC's repair that failed that required the second repair. You told us there are known problems with this model. But, I'm charged $32, and I pay it. I get it home and immediately begin playing with my son. But the hum is so loud that it is unplayable. GC says to bring it back a third time.

This guitar will never be right. It's a lemon. There was no confidence in the guitar tech's voice when he told me he could try to put insulation on the wires. It didn't hum before. Why does it hum now? I have no confidence that insulation will fix it. I have no confidence this guitar will ever be right. I have no confidence this is the last time I will have to bring it to GC. Will you please make this right and give me a credit so I can get a guitar that lasts for more than hour and get back to playing instead of running back and forth to GC?

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Specs, Sound and Playability Better Than Gibson's 339

By MICHAEL DAMICO

from Farmingville New York

Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

I went to Gibson's page and compared specs, and it's pretty much even, until you notice that the epiphone model has the 2 coil taps and Gibson doesn't, however Gibson also manages to still chamber the body on a semi hollow guitar for some reason, glad i got the epiphone. I just got mine in the black finish and let me tell you, it's far more comfortable to play than the larger es335 models and it does not sacrifice any of the sound. I can't believe the quality guitars epiphone is putting out now-a-days, i love this guitar it's so effortless to play and after having it strapped on for over an hour it's still so light you can barely notice. Buy this guitar you won't be sorry.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value for the money! Very nice guitar!

By EazyDoesIt

from Monroe, LA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

    I own a Gibson Les Paul and a Gibson ES135. I evolved from Fender to Gibson through the years because I just prefer the sound, tone and the way a Gibson feels & plays. The Gibson ES 135 is the larger body style. I love it but it can be uncomfortable if you are sitting for long periods of time. It gets up in your ribs.

    I was really interested in the smaller body size of the Epiphone ES 339 but I was a little concerned about the craftsmanship and sound of an Epiphone because I hadn't really ever played one. I drove 90 miles to my nearest Guitar Center to check one out.

    Looking at it and holding it, I was pretty impressed. I took it in the little demo room to give it a whirl. It played great and sounded very good considering it was off the rack.

    It did need a setup and I paid Guitar Center to do that and I also added a bone nut. The one that comes with it is plastic.

    After taking it home and plugging it up to my setup, I was really very impressed with the guitar. It compares well with the Gibsons I own. The craftsmanship, sound and the feel of the guitar is incredible for the money.

    I was going back and forth on whether to buy the 335 or 339 but the smaller body of the 339 is incredibly comfortable to play. I absolutely love it!

    Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the guitar. I spent a little money on a setup and a bone nut and am amazed at the value of guitar I got for the money.

    If you love semi-hollow bodies but don't want to pay the Gibson price, I can say with confidence that this guitar delivers! Another reviewer mentioned that the guitar helped him play more and got him enthused about playing. I can absolutely second that!

    I've been playing for 20+ years. This guitar has definitely got me excited about playing again! First of all, it's absolutely beautiful (vintage sunburst)! It holds it's own against the Gibsons I own and the smaller body of the ES 339 is very nice! Amazing guitar for the money. Great value!

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Rhythm

    By DaCoop

    from Georgia

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Chords easy
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      I rated myself as a novice for this guitar because I have played an Acoustic guitar in Church off and on for over 30 years, and my style has been for Southern Gospel which is mainly strumming chords. I love playing rhythm but the hands and fingers have not wanted to cooperate with me lately (age,carpel tunnel, arthritis)
      so I decided to try a different route, which brought me to this Epiphone ES 339 Pro Vintage Sunburst.. It is a very nice guitar with great sound, between all the pick up options and coil tapping, individual tone and volume controls you can find a sound suitable for your style. This guitar chords very easily which absolutely makes it easier to play for longer without all the wrist and finger pain. I tried several different styles of guitar before picking this beauty up, Strats, full hollow body arch tops, thin bodied acoustic etc. and I just couldn't find the tone and feel I wanted, so I was about at the decision my guitar playing days were about done when I found the ES-339 at the local Guitar Center. From the first chord I was amazed how well this guitar felt in the hands, beautiful tone and that was unplugged no amp.. I played this guitar for a while, just really enjoying playing again, perfect sized body, tone etc. so needless to say I bought it and have enjoyed ever since. My son's play, one has an Epiphone Les Paul and another has a Fender Squier Bass, also an Alesis Electronic Drum set, and it has been great getting to jam along with them ( even tho quite loud and sometimes just noise ) . Sorry for the detailed story but while researching guitars I rarely saw one that mentioned an electric that was a great strumming, rhythm style guitar, and I wanted to express how easy this guitar plays, especially coming from acoustic to electric. It has allowed me to enjoy playing guitar again.. Enjoy and play on.

      (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      It's A Lemon

      By Sad

      from Dayton, OH

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      Late November I bought two guitars and accessories for about $1,800 for my son and me. Thirty years after my last guitar purchase, I was going to start playing again, with my son, a dream come true. Except it's been a nightmare because about 45 days later, the input jack fell inside the guitar. Guitar Center (GC) says it's covered under warranty, but it has to be shipped to the manufacturer. Who wants to do that? No one. Guitar Center says they'll fix it.

      It sat at GC for weeks; something about a new employee and a drug test. Time I could've been playing with my son, gone. Eventually, it's ready. I pick it up. No charge due to the inexplicable wait. I get it home, immediately begin playing with my son, and within one hour the input jack fell inside the guitar AGAIN. GC says they'll make sure it doesn't fall back in this time - that it's a flaw with this model - but it will look funky. This doesn't seem right, to sell a product with known flaws. But I agree to it.

      After two weeks at GC, time I could've been playing with my son, I pick it up. $32 charge this time. Wasn't expecting that. It's under warranty. It was GC's repair that failed that required the second repair. You told us there are known problems with this model. But, I'm charged $32, and I pay it. I get it home and immediately begin playing with my son. But the hum is so loud that it is unplayable. GC says to bring it back a third time.

      This guitar will never be right. It's a lemon. There was no confidence in the guitar tech's voice when he told me he could try to put insulation on the wires. It didn't hum before. Why does it hum now? I have no confidence that insulation will fix it. I have no confidence this guitar will ever be right. I have no confidence this is the last time I will have to bring it to GC. Will you please make this right and give me a credit so I can get a guitar that lasts for more than hour and get back to playing instead of running back and forth to GC?

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Nice Little Axe!

      By Dan Dubois

      from Clwr, Fl

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      I have been playing guitar since the 60's in all kinds venues and for all kinds of crowds and with all kinds of guitars. And I have NOT played any Epiphone guitars since the 60's, when I had a bad experience with one. It was by chance that this one caught me. When I first played it at the Guitar Center store, I was both surprised and pleased with the quality of construction that it made me look closer. The sound was even more surprising. WOW! I needed just this kind of ax to play at our youth hall and this MORE than filled the bill! So I bought it. I brought it home and put it through it's paces. This guitar, like the man said, when you put your own preference of strings on it (I use Gibson Vintage) and set it up properly, it will put a smile on your face that will make people wonder what has BLESSED you so much! The fingerboard is pure Gibson-esqe, and plays just as well. And it plays ALL the way up very easily once it is properly set up. I am currently working out with this guitar and will use it as my primary ax (tells you something?) for a little while until I get the feel of it and it's capabilities. And you would find that there are many with the coil-splitting feature. Sorry to "go off" but there is a LOT to be said about this great little ax. BTW: I called and was going to change out the humbuckers with some matched 57 PAF Classics, but I decided to wait and see what these do. They sound pretty good... I highly recommend this guitar. It is a lot lighter than my LP's, it is high quality in sound and construction, and worth every penny they ask. I feel I am VERY BLESSED to have it in my arsenal.

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Close!

      By Michael Haver

      from Athens

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      This guitar has been one of my favorites as far as tone and versatility go. The whole idea of a semi-hollow body guitar as small as a Les Paul is just incredible. It's just a huge chunk of innovation in one piece of wood. I love the coil tapping in this guitar. The versatility is incredible on this guitar. I can go from playing blues on a blues junior to metal on my dark terror. The only problems I have are the tone and the feel. It's an Epiphone so never expect a Gibson, but it's not far from a Gibson. The quality is incredible, but the neck is a little slow from the finish. It feels like an epiphone rather than a real 339. The Pups are great. There's just so many different tones that come out of this thing. When the gain get high, these guys can get really muddy though. Watch out for that if you like high gain music. Overall, it is a very fun guitar that will do everything but classical guitar. I would definitely buy a new one if it was stolen.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      As Close As You Can Get To A Gibby

      By John E. Quest

      from Port St. Lucie, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Exceptional Value
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Getting That ES Tone For A Budget
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      These Epiphones are not $2,500. guitars, I wanted one for the fact I know where the basic issues are with them and most of the time can be easily addressed. This is the case with my new Epiphone ES-339 I recently purchased at the sale price from Guitar Center. Wow, what a bargain considering I almost bought the guitar a week prior to the sale at regular price, which is still a great deal for a semi-hollow body ES. I'm not even going to complain about what I did to make this guitar comparable to a Gibson because I enjoy performing my own set-ups, and I would have gone through it regardless. The guitar came very playable and nearly in tune, but maybe a half step down to prevent stress during shipping. The guitar came with equipped with 0.10 gauge strings, but I'm not sure if they were the advertised D'Addario's as the ends were not colored, and they seemed a little 'brittle' in tone. I played the guitar for three days to get a feel for it before attempting to make any improvements. During initial set-up, I noticed that the low E, A, and G strings went to their extreme adjustments to get near perfect intonation, all three were sharp. I suspected the bridge as these are the same bridges on the Epiphone Les Paul's that are set-up with .09 gauge strings from the factory. I also lowered the pick-ups (bridge and neck) as they were way too hot at the set height. I purchased a set of D'Addario NYXL 9-46 and installed after cleaning and conditioning the fretboard, then hand polishing the frets. The 339 felt like a totally different guitar, for the better, so much I would put it up against a Gibson. I bought a Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II last year from Guitar Center in West Palm, and the neck on the Epiphone feels better. Unplugged the guitar has a nice acoustic tone with no dull or bad spots, no fret buzz. The pots, coil splits, and selector switch are top notch and silent. The guitar is worth every penny and some. With a little love, this is a winner for certain.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Blow away.

      By Steve Neme

      from Grand Prairie, TX

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar in the Cherry Red color after waiting months to see if it would ever come in (these guitars were crazy back ordered at the time). The red wouldn't have been my first choice, based on the photos, but this guitar is way more beautiful in person. Really, the red with the wood grain is amazing looking. Anyway, looks aside, this is going to be my favorite guitar of all my guitars, I can already tell. The Humbuckers are loud and wonderful, and though I haven't yet found use for the coil-tap, it's a nice feature. Grover tuners are an added feature, and I have had no issues with shoddy workmanship. The guitar has a little more weight than I expected, but is about the same as any Epiphone Dot I've picked up. I like that it doesn't feel as bulky as the Dot, because of the smaller dimensions, of course. This guitar is well worth the money, and if you can get one, do it. They are well worth the wait.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar!

      By Eddie Ate Dynamat

      from Twin Cities, MN

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Nice Fit and Finish
      • Playability

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      Needed to get another ES. Tried out a Dot. Fit, finish and sound weren't what I expected from ratings given ("F" holes were sort of sloppy and rough fret sides, some fish eye's or orange peel in the finishing job and lacked a neck binding that my ES-335 had). Saw the Cherry Epihpone ES-339 on the top rack and played it for about five minutes.

      Nice fit (less cumbersome to play and handle than my ES 335), nice sound after changing out the strings to 11's, changing out the plastic nut and a tweak to the strut.

      Very small, minute difference in finish quality (one quarter inch by a centimeter width in the both sides of the binding of the body had missed some scrapping of red staining), but other than that, great value for the money for a mass produced guitar.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Alan Cargile

      from Bimingham, AL

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      I have owned my ES339Pro for about 3 months now and I simply love! I The quality is outstanding and I found no flaws at all. After I put my preferred strings on it and set it up the way I like it, I was absolutely blown away! It really does feel like a LP when playing it with the nice slim neck and the body feels great in your arms. It sounds fantastic and I don't plan on changing the pups like I usually do. I highly recommend this instrument.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Impessive guitar!

      By william harris

      from Hudson, MI

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      Sirs: I kept hearing about the new Epiphone ES-339 guitars and how impressed players were so I bought one. It took me awhile to get used to the clarity of the Classic Pro pickups. They are so clear and loud. The finger board is comfortable like the Les Paul. The workmanship of the instrument is very good. The only issue I have had is the chrome is so good on the tuners that the strings do not want to stay tight. I gave it an extra wrap and the problem went away. I play only Rock but this can be adjusted to handle it. I can actually get more treble out of this than my Fenders. Thank you, Wm.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very Cool Rig

      By michael murphy

      from Austin, Texas

      Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

      Purchased my cherry red ES339 in January online and it took 2 days to get from Kansas City, Kansas to Austin, Texas. Amazing shipping and picked it up at the store. Fit and finish is flawless and top wood grain very nice and consistant. I really love the rich deep cherry color. I took steel wool to the frets top and filed down a couple of little snags on the fret edges and it was a smooth as a whistle. The action was set up too high for me so I lowered it. Got a little fret buzz on 5 - 7 frets on bottom 3 strings. So I took it back in to GC luthier to check it out and he raised the strings a fraction and seemed to smooth out again, but a little buzzing remains when played acoustically. He made no adjustments to the trussrod and it seemed to have the correct amount of bow as is. He also tweaked the intonation, so I'm happy with the neck action. Not as easy to play as my Fender Amer. Delux with maple neck. But after playing through the first set at practice last week I felt like it was pretty effortless playing it. The pickups are very hot and very responsive to touch. The tones at both low and high ends are both very impressive. Low ends are deep on my Fender Deville and highs cut right through. Prefer the coil tap off for a bigger richer tone, and still punches out cutting highs. The body size is very nice and does not feel heavy. I am using it for an alternate with my strat to cover classic rock and blues. Fits the bill great. Very satisfied with the tone, playability and overall quality of the rig. For the price point, an outstanding axe.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Axe for the Price

      By Whale Blue Eye

      from New Jersey

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

        This guitar has a great classic rock/blues vibe to it. I purchased a sunburst ES 339. I love the feel of the neck. Comfortable to play standing up. The tones are sweet, a bit more mellow, less aggressive than my Epi Sheraton with Seymour Duncan 59 pickups. I would say that tonally this guitar is in between a solid body (tele or LP) and the larger Sheraton/ES 335 style body. Hard to precisely describe the difference between the ES 339 and the Sheraton (I keep A/B'ing them), but I think the attack of this guitar is closer to the percussive quality of a solid body, yet still has the semi-hollow resonance. Have yet to use the guitar in performance--that will be the true test. But I plan on doing so shortly (two gigs next weekend). Thus far, I have two minor complaints. The first is that the fretboard left my left hand black after just a few minutes of playing. And I'm not talking about just a small amount. I suspect that they are dying the rosewood fretboard and the excess is rubbing off on my fingers. I have used fretboard oil to clean the fretboard--this has alleviated the problem to some degree, but not completely remedied it. I'm hoping with more hours of play this problem will be resolved. Why are they shipping guitars with this problem? The guitar I tried at the store did the same thing. And an internet search proved I'm not the only person to experience this problem. My second concern is that the volume control becomes noisy when coil-tapping is engaged. One of the reasons I got this guitar is that I need the neck pickup coil-tapping feature. I dig the coil-tapped tone on this guitar, but I wish the volume pot was quieter. If cleaning the pot does not fix the problem, I suppose it will have to be replaced. Had to do the same thing for my Sheraton when I replaced stock pups. The guitar's intonation was not completely out of whack when I received it, but definitely needed adjustment out of the box. Those few complaints aside, this is a great guitar for the price!

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar For The Price

        By ROBERT OSWALD

        from Independence, Missouri

        Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

        I got mine about 2 weeks ago. Everything I have read and seen on you tube made me think I may like this. I really wanted a Gibson ES-339 but at this time way out of my price range. Most of the time I would wait till i could get what I really wanted. I waited almost 3 months for the Epiphone but I have 6 others I can play. It finally came to that day. They called me and I put it through all the tests at the store but to me I really need to get it home and do some minor adjusting,change the strings,check the intonation,and clean up the frets a little.If you are not good at that I do recommend you get a setup at you store. To me I makes the guitar fresh and there were little things like loose pods ans switches that needed to be adjusted.I liked it at the store but I play it in their soundproof room with their great amps.I got it home and changed the action,tightened everything down,new strings,even gave it a new polish. Here is the moment of truth. Also I had 30 days to play with it and if I didn't like it I could take it back. I plugged it into my Jet City Picovalve and I was amazed.Played with all the knobs and switches. Now comes the real test. I plugged it into my Hot Rod DeVille and it blew me away.It felt and looked like I was playing the real thing.I have been playing and working on guitars for 45years and this guitar really put a smile on my face.Someday I might get the Gibson ES-339 but if I do I am going to bring the Epiphone to really compare it to.It sounds,looks,feels like a Gibson. I also took off the BIG E on the pick guard. Not because I didn't want people to know it was an Epi bit it got in my way and kept falling off. I am GLAD I bought this guitar and would buy it again if something happened to this one. That is the best recommendation I believe anyone I can give.I have a Gibson Les Paul Classic,Fender Strat Plus,52 reissue Tele,Fender bullet made in the USA and was only made for 2 years. I have never seen another one.A taylor 812c acoustic and a Ibanez acoustic and now an EPI ES-339 PRO. At least check one out.It is the only guitar I have been playing since I got it.Buy one because I do believe the price will go up and soon.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        perfect replacement

        By TOM WELCH

        from Northglenn CO

        Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

        I have a 1979 Gibson 335 that has needed a break from the wear and tear of nightclubs and nonsense. As far as I know, it is the only 335 that was equipped with dirty finger pickups and coil taps. I'm always nervous during breaks that some fool could swipe it up and be gone in no time. When I saw that Epiphone was offering a 339 with the same configuration,I jumped on it. I am loving the Epi Pro. The coil taps are extremely useful, especially when I need that funky, Strat like tone. It's smaller body is comfortable and still offers alot of the tone you'd expect from a 335. The price is an extremely small investment considering the quality guitar the Epi has proven to be. It's extremely versatile and could replace my Strat as well!!! Buy it, set it up to your liking, set the intonation, maybe polish the frets, and your on your way. You won't be disappointed. Now, if I can only find a case for it.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible new guitar!

        By Donald

        from Queen Creekm AZ

        Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

        I bought the ES339 Epiphone in cherry red about a month ago.I looked at the Gibson 339 several times before getting this one. Frankly, the Epiphone is a much better instrument and an even better buy! The price difference makes this a no brainer and the coil tapping capability on the Epiphone pushed me over the line. Quality is excellent and it plays like butter. I have been a die hard Gibson fan all of my life, and I'm past 70, so it took a lot for me to buy an Epiphone. I am not sorry. If you want an excellent semi-hollow body, you need to check these out.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Completely satisfied

        By BluesTraveler

        from Lakewood, Colorado

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            Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

            I play jazz guitar in ensemble and combo settings and have been a long time epiphone fan. I own the 335 dot and lp studio ephiphone guitars and love them both. I bought the 339 dot to get the 335 dot semihollow sound without the size. I was not disappointed. If anything I like the sound of the 339 dot better. The construction is impeccable. The humbucker pickups can be switched to single coil by lifting up on the tone pot. I like the humbucker sound so I doubt if I will every use it.

            FYI I play my guitars through a fender mustang 3 v2 amp (gain 3, volume 8, treble 3, mid 10, bass 5, reverb 2. I also max out my guitar tone and volume pots and set the pickup to rhythm.)

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Incredible Value

            By Guitar

            from Minneapolis, MN

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            Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

            I bought the Cherry ES339 from used gear. They said it had a few pick scratches, but it looks flawless. The intonation and action are perfect. Double binding, coil split and the workmanship is amazing. I can't believe this guitar is so inexpensive! It sounds fantastic for blues, especially the neck pickup. Creamy smooth.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely Amazing.

            By Joshua Ong

            from Westerville, Ohio

            Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

            Wow. Words cannot express how amazing this guitar is for the price! Before purchasing the Epiphone ES-339 Pro, I played around with the Gibson 339 and the Epiphone ES-339 Ultra. The Ultra was quite heavy and the sound was not exactly what I wanted (It sounded a bit too "plastic" and rough even with the nano pickups). The Gibson version of this guitar was obviously superior compared to its counterpart. However, the differences weren't very noticeble! To begin with, the finish is amazing. No doubt about it. Although I have heard from several sources that Epiphone is notorious for its somewhat cheap construction, Epiphone really did it right this time. I prefer playing this rather than my ESP LTD EC-1000. The pickups are amazing as well! I couldn't believe the crystal clean sound when I first played it through a clean channel. It could even pass for an ambient acoustic guitar! One of the problems that you may encounter when you first recieve your guitar is that it may have some rattling pieces inside. Trying to gently shake it out, I had no luck in getting the pieces out D; I took the gutiar to my local GC and they were able to get the rattling pieces out through vertically shaking it out of the wires! If you ever encounter this problem, it's best to bring it to GC so you won't damage your guitar in any way. This guitar is definitely a great deal and it's not very far off from a $2,000+ Gibson! Best guitar in the price range! It definitely beats a Gibson studio andyday!

            (4 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Can't say I love it

            By Dwayne Thaele

            from Livermore, CA

            Comments about Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar:

            I'm not a guitar guru by any means, but after having the 339 for about 3 weeks I've decided to send it back - I just don't love it like I should. I got the vintage sunburst finish and it is beautiful - 5 stars on the finish. The feel of the guitar is great, but the fretboard is a problem - 4 stars. The sound over-all is nice, but I seem to get a lot of buzz on the lower frets - at least more buzz than I would want. I suppose I could take in it and have a pro adjust it, but don't want to spend more money on it - 3 stars. The biggest complaint I have is the fretboard. Not sure what's up with it but it's like the fretboard is ruff and the strings don't move smoothly, it's like they drag on the fretboard - sticky in a way; really noticeable when doing bends - 2 stars.

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