2011 Gibson Custom Shop CS ES 339 Hollowbody Guitar



Gibson Custom Shop CS ES 339 Hollowbody Guitar.



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2011 Gibson Custom Shop CS ES 339 Hollowbody Guitar.

This is the Custom Shop model, not to be confused with some of the many other ES 339’s that Gibson makes.

Excellent+ condition, plays superbly with no issues.

Comes as pictured with Gibson Custom Shop case, COA, and warranty card.

Awesome guitar.

Many players accustomed to solidbody instruments often find the ES-335s size and weight somewhat unwieldy. Now solidbody players can enjoy the distinctive tones of a semi-hollow guitar thanks to Gibsons new ES-339 model, designed and built by the experts at the Gibson Custom Shop. The ES-339 features smaller body dimensions but sacrifices none of that huge semi-hollow tone that makes the ES-335 universally appealing. Lighter, more compact and comfortable than a traditional semi-hollow guitar, the ES-339 feels like a Les Paul but sounds like an ES-335.

Despite its smaller body dimensions, the ES-339 does not look like an awkward dwarf version of a 335. The craftsmen at Gibson managed to shave several inches off the traditional semi-hollow body design while retaining perfect proportions that look classy and natural. You may not even notice the difference until you pick up the ES-339 and instantly realize how much lighter and more comfortable it feels.

All the features guitarists love about the ES-335 are present and accounted for on the ES-339. First, it boasts a pair of 57 Classic Humbuckers that deliver full-bodied tone with rich midrange and singing sustain that players cant live without. The tulip-head Kluson tuners, nickel hardware, ABR-1 bridge, stop tailpiece, dot fingerboard inlays, and lacquer finish look like they came right out of 1958. Even the craftsmanship and attention to detail is as good as its ever been.

When plugged into to a variety of amps and A/Bd against original 50s and early 60s Gibsons, its virtually impossible to tell the difference between the vintage models and the new ES-339. From a playing standpoint, the ES-339 is a dreamboat. The smoothly polished frets feel especially comfortable under the fingers, making it possible to play fast and accurately with little effort. While the ES-339 features Gibsons standard 24 -inch scale, it somehow seems shorter. One can readily perform stretches spanning seven or more frets from the fifth fret.

Tonally, the ES-339 is everything a guitarist could want from a semi-hollow axe and more. The smaller body size does not decrease the guitars resonance, yet the ES-339 can be cranked up to even higher levels of output without feedback. In fact, guitars feedback resistance is right up there with Les Pauls and SGs. You can feel the punch and power of the 339 in every chord and notethe combination of the best sonic and performance qualities of Les Pauls and ES-335s gives the guitar a truly unique voice, and gives guitarists a totally new playing experience. The 57 Classic humbuckers deliver all the warmth, sustain and clarity of original Patent Applied For pickups, and in the ES-339 they produce a stunning, expressive midrange honk thats as fluid and assertive as a saxophone.

The tone pros at the Gibson Custom Shop have created another winner. The Gibson ES-339 is the perfect semi-hollow guitar for solidbody players. With its vintage vibe and modern performance, the ES-339 is a great all-around guitar for any style of music.