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Gibson ES-339 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar with '59 Rounded Profile Neck

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The ES-339 is the next generation from the Gibson Custom Shop iconic ES electric guitars. It goes where no guitar has gone before with a bold, new semi-hollow tone that is rich with expressive, even s... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ES-339 is the next generation from the Gibson Custom Shop iconic ES electric guitars. It goes where no guitar has gone before with a bold, new semi-hollow tone that is rich with expressive, even stinging, overtones. The ES-339 has some exciting enhancements including Memphis Tone electronics, outer rim output jack, and reduced dimensions and weight.

Memphis Tone electronics
Memphis Tone circuitry utilizes 500K audio taper pots that operate with an interactive load that preserves high end as you turn down the volume. The loading effect preserves the full-bodied tone with rich midrange and singing sustain from the '57 Classic humbuckers while adding a very sweet bite. Another difference is the volume is very smooth, rolling off in even increments along with the numbers on the knobs. Since they operate more like how we hear (logarithmically), the controls work the way the player thinks they should. So when the guitarist turns down the volume the highs are still there!

Outer rim output jack
Here's one ES players have been wanting: The output jack is mounted on the outer rim. No more cable crossing the body, spoiling the guitar's clean looks and and getting in your way.

Reduced dimensions and weight The ES-339 builds on the success of the semi-hollowbody guitars first introduced by Gibson in 1958 with the ES-335. Lighter and more compact than a traditional semi-hollow guitar, the ES-339 retains the distinct semi-hollowbody electric tone that powered so many hit records and landmark performances.

Two '57 Classic Humbuckers with 3-way pickup selection plus individual volume and tone controls provide the incredibly versatile sounds that make the semi-hollow electric famous for its use in jazz, rock, blues, country, and nearly every other style you can think of. Quality Kluson tuners keep retuning time to a minimum, and nickel hardware enhances the great looks.

This version of the ES-339 comes with the rounded '59 neck profile for guitarists who prefer a chunkier neck, but still enjoy fast, smooth playing action. The new slender 30/60 neck is available on the ES-339 30/60 Neck (product #515256).

To show off its vintage vibe, the ES-339 is available in a choice of three finishes: Antique Cherry, Antique Vintage Sunburst, and Light Caramel Burst. The lacquer finish is applied with a light, even touch, allowing the guitar's wood to resonate naturally while providing a protective, mirror-like shine.The Antique Cherry and Antique Vintage Sunburst both come with aged bindings to further enhance the proud ES tradition.

The ES-339 comes with a Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.


  • Body Type: ES-339
  • Body Wood: Maple/poplar/maple laminate
  • Top wood:Maple/poplar/maple laminate
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Set-in
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: 50's rounded
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: Fixed
  • Pickup Bridge: '57 Classic humbucker
  • Pickup Neck: '57 Classic humbucker
  • Controls: Volume / Volume / Tone / Tone
  • Tuners: Kluson
  • Hardware color: Nickel
  • Pickup selector: 3-way
  • Finish: Lacquer
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GibsonES-339 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar with '59 Rounded Profile Neck

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its great!

By adam roth

from ny,ny

Comments about Gibson ES-339 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar with '59 Rounded Profile Neck:

i play a lot, i record and do a lot of live stuff too. i usually use sg's since i like getting my hand around the neck up at the body, so when i got this guitar i liked the smaller body and the double cutaway. the neck is thick! its so thick i am always amazed that i'm playing as fast as i am sometimes, but trust me the neck is thick! its not as handy up by the body as the sg but the tones this guitar makes are fantastic! its got the best sustane and harmonic overtones i've ever heard, and really controllable. the neck takes a little getting used to but this guitar is a winner.


'59 Neck Lovers


from N.E. Ohio

Comments about Gibson ES-339 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar with '59 Rounded Profile Neck:

If you want a semi-hollowbody guitar and you like your necks on the chunky side, then take this one for a ride. Mine came perfectly set up. Fit and finish was flawless. All I had to do was tune it to pitch and play. Regarding the neck profile, it is very similar to the Les Paul Traditional '50s model. Not as fat as an ES-335 '59 Reissue. I play a variety of guitars with different neck profiles so I am used to transitioning without giving it much thought. But my favorite profile is the '59. The other ES-339 neck profile is fine, but it has what some refer to as big shoulders. It feels beefier as you get near the fretboard. It's a matter of personal preference. The guitar sounds and plays great. It definitely has those woody tones you expect from a semi-hollowbody. There is a real sweet spot between the 5th and 12th frets on mine. The tone there is simply amazing there. The stock pickups are great for what I play - classic rock, country rock and blues. Great sustain as well. I can't find fault with anything on this guitar and it was money well spent. The folks at my Guitar Center are very knowledgeable and helpful. Its a pleasure doing business with them.

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