The best of both a hollowbody and solidbody in one exquisite guitar.
Through the course of more than five decades and myriad shifting musical styles, the ES-335 has remained one of the most popular electric guitars of all time. Its ingenious blend of hollowbody warmth and complexity and solidbody bite and sustain made it arguably the most versatile guitar available when Gibson introduced the model in 1958, and that design imperative hasn’t changed today. For some players more accustomed to the slimmer lines and more compact dimensions of a solidbody electric, though, the standard ES-335 can feel just a little large and unwieldy.
Enter the Gibson Custom Shop’s ES-339, a guitar built to the design ethos of its predecessor the ES-335, but fashioned to proportions closer to those of the legendary Gibson solidbodies such as the Les Paul and SG. The Gibson ES-339 Trad Pro Figured Top Hollowbody Electric Guitar is a dealer exclusive model with a stack of significant upgrades.
It features a gently arched, figured-maple top with no F-holes. Its thinline, semi-hollow body has a solid maple center block to further reduce feedback and enhance sustain. Rounded symmetrical cutaways offer unparalleled upper-fret access. For an amazing variety of tones, Classic ’57 neck and Super ’57 bridge pickups are wired to push/push volume pots that enable coil-splits in addition to a 10dB user-adjustable boost that's available on the rhythm tone control. It all adds up to a lot of guitar in one compact and lightweight package.