Gibson ES-339 Faded Cherry
The Gibson Memphis 2016 ES-339 is a brand new addition to Gibson’s prestigious semi-hollowbody line up which features premium grade components and is manufactured in the USA. With a Maple/Poplar/Maple body 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard Burstbucker pickups tune-o-matic bridge with Titanium saddles and Grover tuners the Memphis 2016 ES-339 is a professional grade guitar designed for to offer increased playing comfort whilst retaining an incredible hollow body tone.
Maple / Poplar / Maple Body Constructed from a hollow Maple/Poplar/Maple body the ES-339 produces a bright tight and precise tone with a balanced low and crisp high response. Additionally the "F" shaped sound holes allow unique vibration circulation within the body creating a warm and resonant tone similar to larger acoustic guitars. Finished with an attractive top contour which is complimented by the faded cherry lacquer the ES-339 not only sounds great but looks extremely impressive. Rich Hollowbody Tone in a Compact Size The Gibson Memphis ES-339 is the perfect choice for guitarists who grew up on solid body guitars but crave the warmth and tonal complexity of a hollowbody. Taking the classic ES-335 body shape and reducing the scale to provide a more comfortable and lightweight semi-hollowbody guitar the ES-339 resonates harmonic richness while its solid Maple centre block offers feedback resistance and enhanced sustain. Historic Maple Neck & Truss Rod Featuring a traditional "C" profile Maple neck with re-designed dimensions the Gibson ES-339 offers an effortless playability whilst the set-in construction ensures maximum vibration transferal for long sustain and increased resonance. With an added thickness to the headstock stem the ES-339 delivers a stronger and more stable construction ideal for hard wearing playing. The headstock adjustable historic truss rod provides superior adjustability due to the Teflon coating larger diameter and robust Brass anchor. Bone Nut & Rolled Neck Binding The Gibson 2016 ES-339 employs a carefully fitted bone nut to provide an improved tone and sustain over traditional plastic and tusq nuts as it improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone. Featuring a Rosewood fingerboard finished with Pearloid block inlays the 2016 ES-339 provides a smooth and quick playability whilst the rolled neck binding is rounded off to allow a comfortable fit to the contours of the hand. Burstbucker Humbucking Pickups Incorporating a set of Burstbucker humbucking pickups designed to recreate the tone of the classic Gibson PAF pickups the Gibson Memphis ES-339 produces a rich vintage tone. The Burstbucker 1 in the bridge position provides a medium output with a well-rounded and creamy tone due to the alnico magnets and under-wound construction whilst the Burstbucker 2 in the neck position delivers a slightly hotter tone similar to 57 classic pickups. Gibson Memphis Series Every Gibson Memphis guitar receives an ultra-precise Plek Pro setup which optimizes the fingerboard and nut for perfect action and intonation. Gibsons world-class luthiers took painstaking care with every detail of the ES-339 including fine touches like CTS pots ceramic capacitors nickel hardware and a scrumptious nitrocellulose lacquer finish. These finishing touches add to the amazing tone and vibe of this incredible guitar living up to the ES Series legacy. Specifications Body & Bridge Body: Maple/Poplar/Maple Top: Maple/Poplar/Maple Construction: Set-In Body Contour: ES (Semi-Hollow) Finish: Faded Cherry Binding: Cream Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece: Locking Stop Bar Neck & Fingerboard Neck: Mahogany Neck Profile: Traditional C Neck Binding: Cream Fretboard: Rosewood Fretboard Radius: 12” Frets: 22 Inlays: Pearloid Blocks Scale Length: 24.75” Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.675” Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Cover: F-Hole Emblem (Engraved) Hardware & Electronics Controls: 2 x Volume 2 x Tone 3-Way Toggle Switch Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 1 Humbucker Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 2 Humbucker Tuners: Grover Milk Bottle Rotomatic (18:1 Ratio) Saddles: Titanium Strap Buttons: Aluminium Pickguard: Multi-Ply Black Knobs: Black Top Hat (Silver Inserts) Hardware: Nickel Includes: Hardshell Case
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