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Item Reviews for: Epiphone Ultra 339 Semi Hollow Electric Guitar  -  EPI ET39 LIST

Good Looks & Nice Feel Brought Down by Intonation & Sound Quality
By: Alan in Tacoma from Tacoma, WA, USA      Submitted: 3/20/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? 1. The truss rod was found dis connected by my guitar tech - it was just sitting in there loose, rattling around. 2. It had a cheap plastic nut which I replaced with bone. 3. The intonation is apparently unfixable (my tech took 2 seperate stabs at it). I bought it to play jazz so I play a lot of octave notes for which I constantly have to compensate for in order to play in tune. Ridiculous. My tuner reveals the low notes (particularly on the 5th & 6th string) are way off. Want to use a capo? It's a tuning nightmare. General Your general opinion of this product. I have a very low opinion of this Epiphone. They have been making guitars for a zillion years and I figured it would be a no-brainer to order one sight-unseen. (How's that move to Korea working out? I say not good.)However, after spending about $100 to try to right all the wrongs, I'm still not happy with the intonation. My tech feels I bought a lemon. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Given the nano-mag pickup configuration and the fact it is a semi-hollow body, I am disappointed with the sound. I'm not experiencing that beautiful warmth I expected with this type of guitar. I have played DOTs that sound much warmer. Also, the low strings are way too bassy and distort my Deluxe Reverb even with EQ compensations. I have tried everything reasonable to remedy this problem to no avail. I did get some positive feedback once when I ran it stereo (electric thru my Deluxe Reverb and the nano mag through my acoustic amp). Unfortunately, I never heard the the final house mix. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I bought this as a "scratch & dent". However, there were no scratches and the paint and finish is flawless. Apparently, all the B-stock problems are in the play-ability. It's a very nice looking guitar.
Epiphone Es 339 ultra awesome
By: Trevor from Rock and Roll Central Cleveland      Submitted: 2/9/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Perfect General Your general opinion of this product. I have a large hollow body collection including PRS hollow bodies, Gibson es 335, midtowns, es 137 custom. This new Epiphone axe is sweet. Neck is fast without being too skinny. The tonal palette is wide and can give just about any sound Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Warm jazz to bIting rock Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Great
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