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Epiphone ES-339 PRO
Classic Shape and Bell-like Tone of the ES Series 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.
The Birth of a Legend
First introduced in the late '50s, the ES series became an instant rock classic, bringing the feel and look of an archtop to a generation of players who had grown up playing solid body guitars like the Les Paul. The ES-335, the first in the semi-hollow body series, was an instant success. But for some players who were used to smaller solid body guitars, the ES-335 felt too bulky to play on stage. The new ES-339 PRO is the perfect remedy, featuring smaller body dimensions while still retaining the bell-like tone the ES series is famous for.
The Epiphone ES-339 PRO features a reduced size laminated maple body with a solid center block, much like original ES-style classics. The mahogany SlimTaper "D" profile 24.75" scale neck has 22 medium jumbo frets and is hand-set and glued with a mortise and tenon neck joint with Titebond glue. The 12" radius neck features a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid inlays and a 1.68" nut. Single-ply cream binding on the fingerboard and body completes the classic look. The ES-339 PRO comes in four superb color finishes: Cherry, Ebony, Natural and Vintage Sunburst.
Epiphone Barrier-Breaking Electronics
The new Epiphone ES-339 PRO's Alnico Classic PRO humbucker pickups provide a huge variety of sound choices for the modern guitarist. For those who are used to carrying two guitars to gigs, the ES-339 PRO will solve that problem once and for all. Now, you can play any gig and any style with just one guitar--the Epiphone ES-339 PRO.
The ES-339 PRO features Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers in both the neck position and bridge position providing an infinite variety of tones thanks to the 3-way pickup selector which also features a push/pull coil tap.
The two volume pots feature an easy-touch push/pull coil tap, making for smooth transitions back and forth between single coil and classic humbucker sounds. The all-metal heavy duty Epiphone 1/4" output jack gives you a lifetime of worry-free use.
Epiphone Hardware You Can Trust
The ES-339 PRO features rock-solid hardware including Epiphone's LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone Stopbar tailpiece. The ES-339 PRO has all nickel hardware along with Grover 14:1 ratio vintage style machine heads with tombstone buttons.
Epiphone is one of American's oldest and most revered instrument makers and since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music. The name evokes both history and the spirit of invention. Epiphone has been an audible presence in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s. From swing-era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, R&B, and early rock n' roll. From the "British Invasion" to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash. And now, in the 21st century, new Epiphone technical breakthroughs such as the ProBucker pickup, series parallel switching, built-in KillSwitch pots, the Shadow NanoFlex and NanoMag pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic preamp have brought the historic name to a new generation.
ES-339 PRO at a Glance
- New reduced size ES-style hollow body
- Mahogany SlimTaper "D" neck
- Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers
- Push/pull coil-tapping on each pickup volume control