Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:45 am Post subject: Another new gear day...Epiphone 339
So I've been eyeing one of these for quite some time, but have kinda been holding out for the hope that the limited edition Pelham Blue version may arrive in stock at some point.... which isn't going to happen. The majority if not all get distributed into the US, according to Gibson... and they're all gone until they decide to (if & when) ever produce them again.
So, I went for the next best choice... in Black. Seeing all the other colours sell out in my shop I decided now was the time. Been having troubles getting credit (mobile phones !!) and the lack of credit history, I decided to take this out on finance to start building up a history for myself for the future.
Sadly I wasn't able to take it home yesterday as the credit took a while to clear but got an email this morning saying all was good. I'm not back at work until wednesday when I'll be able to take it away.
Highly recommend these, despite not being a big Epiphone fan !! They're so much more comfortable than a 335 and have coil taps on each pickup which is a big bonus. I put it side by side with the Gibson, and the pickups were more to my taste in the Epi.
Stock photo at present, but I'll take some 'real' pics later on and perhaps do I demo later
I've had my eye on the ES-style archtops since forever but, like you, the sheer size of a 335 puts me off. I'm so short and wimpy I don't think it would be comfortable, especially since I don't stand up while playing very often.
The Epis only go for around £300 from new so I'm considering picking one up in the new year. That was until those Squier Jags came out. But still. I'd like to hear the views of someone who actually owns the Epi 339 and can say for sure if it's as versatile and musical as I hope it is.
Picking it up tomorrow, can't wait to try it through my gear.
Somehow I always find Epiphones hollow-bodys to be much nicer than the rest of their line.
I kinda put that video up there to annoy. I don't mind those guys, at least they're enthusiastic lol.
Yep, I always get the impression that it's what they're set up to do, and all the other stuff is just filling up the Gibson portfolio for the sake of it. I think that's just a notion I have based on the fact that they have some excellent hollowbodies and archtops that aren't Gibson, though.
The 339 is the slightly larger 335 isn't it? _________________
Which is a good idea. Sheratons, Dots etc are cumbersome. Unless you are 6' 6" and 19 stone.
So, does it sond kool Owen?
I'm interested to know because i recently got an older MIK Dot and whilst its nice and that i'm a Fender boy forever.
Sheratons, Dots etc are cumbersome. Unless you are 6' 6" and 19 stone.
Ahh it's preference, I'm only 5' 8" but I play a 16" thinline. I think the main thing is how high you wear the guitar on a strap. I think the smaller guitars are a bit more like a solid body, but I think they're a nice idea.
Like others have said, it does really feel like a hollowbody les Paul ... Real nice !!
It sounds warm and articulate, very pleased I got it now. I reckon the build quality on your MIK Dot would make it worth keeping. The attention to detail on these China made Epi's are lower, at least cosmetically if nothing else.
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