Whether you play blues, rock, jazz, or country, the warm semi-hollow bite of the Gibson Custom ES 339 Semi Hollow Electric Guitar is entirely at home in any musical setting. Packed with a pair of Gibson’s acclaimed 57 Classic humbuckers, the Gibson Custom ES 339 Semi Hollow Electric Guitar gives you everything from biting twang to wailing, cutting rock tones with a little overdrive applied.
Gibson Custom ES 339 Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Features
Body and Finish
- Semi-Hollow, Chambered Body Laminated Maple Top and Back
- 30/60 Slender Neck
- 22 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
- Vintage Tulip Single Band Tuners
- A pair of '57 Classic Humbuckers
- Includes a Gibson Logo Hardshell Case and Certificate of Authenticity
The top, back and sides of the Custom Shop ES 339 are crafted with the same pressed-arch, laminated-maple with solid maple centerblock construction that was used by Gibson to produce the first ES 335s 52 years ago, but the ES 339 is made to more compact dimensions closer to those of Gibson’s solidbody electric guitars.
Neck and Headstock
The Custom Shop ES 339’s neck and headstock are made in the classic tradition of several great Gibson models, including that of its larger predecessor, the original ES 335. Carved from a single piece of quarter-sawn mahogany and topped with a rosewood fingerboard, the design incorporates Gibson’s lauded 17-degree back-angled headstock, which contributes greatly to the instrument’s resonance and sustain.
Pickups and Electronics
The Custom Shop ES 339 is equipped with pickups and electronics that accurately reflect the original units of the most desirable ES 335s ever made, but with performance enhancements to benefit today’s player. A pair of 57 Classic pickups capture that highly sought-after “PAF” style tone, noted for its unparalleled blend of warmth, richness and clarity, while quality CTS potentiometers, wired with Gibson’s Nashville Tone Circuit to maintain highs as you roll down the volume, and a Switchcraft selector and output jack translate the signal in pure vintage style.
The ES 339 is equipped with hardware that mirrors the look and performance of its predecessor, the larger ES 335. Particulars include green-button Kluson-style tuners, a Tune-o-matic bridge and stop-bar tailpiece both made from the correct metals and plated in nickel, and Gibson’s original aluminum strap buttons, all of which contribute to the timeless look and tone of the instrument.