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Another new gear day...Epiphone 339

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Another new gear day...Epiphone 339 Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sexy pic, ignored vid.

Congrats on the NGD, I definitely want the Gibson version of one of these one day as I'm too small for 335s.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They sound great, twats in the video weren't as twatty as usual either so that's a bonus. These definitely seem like a solid buy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

othomas2 wrote:
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?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="BacchusPaul"]
othomas2 wrote:
The 339 is the slightly larger 335 isn't it?


Smaller actually
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Les Paul-sized ES basically.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
It's a Les Paul-sized ES basically.

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
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.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
paul_ wrote:
It's a Les Paul-sized ES basically.

Which is a good idea. Sheratons, Dots etc are cumbersome. Unless you are 6' 6" and 19 stone.


+1

Can't really handle them myself... not without looking like I'm 9 years old, anyway. Still want a Casino but I'd have to draw the blinds to play it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Still want a Casino but I'd have to draw the blinds to play it.
Haha. I want one too.
I have some fascination with finding the ultimate hollow body tonez. The old Aria Pro II TA models are heading the stakes for me at the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Which is a good idea. Sheratons, Dots etc are cumbersome. Unless you are 6' 6" and 19 stone.


I've gotta disagree. I'm 6'0" and my 333 is extremely comfortable.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he was half-joking/exaggerating. 6 foot tall is rather famously a bit taller than average though, before you declare ES's fits-all fare.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I like the idea of that.

That Ibanez Artcore I got of Reece is about Les Paul sized (and shaped). I love it.
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