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Epiphone es-339

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by orangeblossom, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Traded my Squier cv strat for a Epiphone es-339. Had two strats but no hollow body. They are pretty much the same value. The epi is rich and full sounding.

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  2. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Congrats! Love my Epi 339, great for blues!

  3. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Congrats. A good way to extend your tonal palette. Enjoy.
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  4. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon
    I have the Gibson 339,I really love the guitar size and powerful tone. I found that lowering the pups got me more vintage 335 tones
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    ROADMAN Poster Extraordinaire

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    love my little 339...

  6. Xingshen71

    Xingshen71 TDPRI Member

    Dec 4, 2014

    I keep looking at 339's with P-90's. Haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    Happy NGD!
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  7. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    The 339 body size is my favorite over the 335. You lose just a little low end with the smaller size but gain better balance and comfort in the trade. A wise choice.
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  8. cyberglad

    cyberglad TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

    Oct 14, 2016
    Morges, Switzerland
    Lads, does it stay in tune properly?

  9. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    No problem with tuning on my Epi ES339.
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  10. JCL50

    JCL50 Tele-Meister

    Jul 31, 2017
    The Epi 339 guitar got me close to an impulse buy. Smart size and a really good sound, in the 335 territory. I was not fan of the neck shape, a little too wide and "square" to my hands but not a deal breaker.
    I managed to stay lucid as I've already have 5 electrics + 1 at build stage at moment... but sure if money and room was not an issue, I would have one at home.
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  11. Mpd2378

    Mpd2378 TDPRI Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    I have the epi 339 and it a fantastic bit of kit for the price.
    Great build quality and a great sound.
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  12. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Tele-Holic

    May 7, 2015
    I have that same guitar, I took off the pickguard (it actually fits in the storage compartment inside the guitar case) so I could manhandle the upper frets without it getting in the way. Think I like the look better without the pickguard.

    Love the tone and playability. Its a keeper...
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  13. matrix

    matrix Tele-Meister

    Apr 13, 2016
    Vancouver, BC
    Great choice. I was in a guitar store yesterday and played 5 or 6 $1000 or more guitars. Then grabbed one of these bad boys for the first time out of curiosity and was blown away. It was by far the most musical of the guitars that I played that day...lots of great useable tones, and a nice responsive, "singing" quality to the pickups.

    The fit and finish was serviceable, maybe not to the standard of the more expensive guitars, but good enough.

    If I had to take home one guitar that day to make music, it would have been the 339, no doubt. Even at double the price. What a great deal they are.

  14. KyAnne

    KyAnne Tele-Afflicted

    My Epi 339 (with HBs) came in from Sweetwater around the 2nd of Sept.. I got the natural model and removed the pickguard almost immediately. She is quite a looker! It arrived nicely packed and dang close to "in tune". Very nice sounding with a wide array of tones with the push-pull pots for single coil operation. I paid extra for setup with low action and intonation along with their "free" 55 point checkout.
    This was my first online order and I'm very happy. I was sweating buckshot!
    The fit and finish is great. I could rant about someone at the factory getting a hair out of line in 2 tiny places with the "f" holes but I won't. It is a very pretty axe and I waxed the back of neck and it is nice and smooth. Total cost was $495 and change.
    And they changed strings and threw in another set.
    No complaints.'s the first China made guitar I've ever bought. I'm eatin' previous words on this one! :)

    p.s. need to order the case. No case (of course).

  15. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Meister

    Feb 11, 2013
    Love my 339. Cheap chrome, but who cares? Just the right size, fair weight balance, rather unique tones. Play happy.

  16. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2006
    I’ve had the chance to set up and review one of these 339s from a friend whose guitar has the tobacco burst finish.

    Felt nice in hand, and after a bit of tweaking of the pickup heights and pole pieces, I was convinced if I ever felt the urge to get one of these guitars, it would be a done deal in a minute.

    Only thing holding me back? Gotta get rid of some guitars first!

  17. Rob J

    Rob J Tele-Meister

    Feb 14, 2007
    Nor California
    "Lads, does it stay in tune properly?"

    Mine is NOT staying in tune lately and I don't know why. I have already changed to a tusque self lubricating nut. The only thing that has changed lately is that I recently adjusted the neck pickup height and tweaked the pole pieces a bit (which should have no bearing on tuning) and now all of a sudden it won't hold tune. Otherwise, it's a nice guitar and will be a GREAT guitar if I can get the tuning stable.

  18. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 22, 2012
    North Bay Ont. Canada
    It's possible the magnet in your neck pickup might be pulling on your strings , I had an issue not to long that I was getting tremolo effect when I raised my neck pickup , I lowered the pickup and the issue was gone.

  19. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Jan 21, 2016
    estados unidos

  20. Rob J

    Rob J Tele-Meister

    Feb 14, 2007
    Nor California
    Thanks for that suggestion. I had actually lowered my neck pickup trying to make my tone a little less dark but I DID raise the pole pieces, staggering them as suggested in a YouTube video on height adjustments. The tuning seems to go out on the B and G strings, so maybe I'll adjust at least those two poles back to where they were and see if it helps.
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