Hey people, Used to have a Sheraton, sold it because it was too heavy and I have back problems. Thinking maybe I'll delve into the semi-hollow thing again with an ES 339. I played one a while back at GC and it felt and sounded great, but I didn't plug it in. I know some people on the forum have one, and I'm wondering how the stock pickups are in it. They are called Alnico Classic PROs. Are they good enough that you'd leave them in for the life of the guitar? Normally I wouldn't worry about stock pickups because I'd just pop a new set in myself if I didn't like them. But I replaced the pickups on my old Sheraton and it was a certifiable nightmare for me going through the F holes. I think I made three wiring harnesses before I got it right. Swore I'd never do it again, and I'd like to stick to that. So I'm wondering what you guys think of the stock p'ups. Also, at least for a time they sold a P90 version of the Epi 339 - I'd be interested if any of you have experience with those too. Last of all, why don't they put an opening to the controls in the back of hollows and semi-hollows? Seems like it would be a small change and it's really stupid not having one. Is there any reason other than tradition? Thanks!