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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Epiphone ES-339... Reply with quote

Talk about high expectations but from the specs sheet it looks like a contender for my favorite cheap semi-hollow ever.





http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-es-339-electric-guitar

How pretty is that? I think the smaller and lighter body (compared to a 335-style), built-in coil splits, and D-profile neck (slim 60s?) all sound like absolute winners to me, and the $499 price tag is very reasonable, and it still looks super classy and doesn't look oddly shrunk like the Wildkat does.

Boner time.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting...

I've never played one of the Gibson 339's, but was always intrigued by the smaller body size.

Any other colors?

Might have to make a pilgrimage to GC to evaluate.

Thanks for the tip!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natural, Cherry, and Vintage Sunburst are the only three available colors:



The only thing that puts a damper on things is the fact that these things are an odd size and a case isn't included. Sad

I'm not sure if they're available right now.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dang, that vint burst looks nice. The TOM is angled so I couldn't just string one lefty and get it to intonate, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the peavey hollow-bodies for $299
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the Epi Dot like 100 bocks cheaper? Same guitar minus some size = 100 dollars more?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't exactly work like that, though, does it? If it was about cost, Teles should cost less than Strats. The Dot is old as hell, the ES-339 is more of a newer guitar and I'd imagine if it proves popular, they'll introduce it at various price levels (339 Studio? 339 Flat Top?). I think it's a winner regardless. $499 puts it on par with guitars such as Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and it does have splittable pickups, which is kind of unusual for an entry level guitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate Epiphone but amongst the best Epiphones are the hollow bodies. I love the the Gibson 339s... so this one is still really tempting considering I have little cash. They're just really comfortable compared to 335s.

Maybe a little fret dress, and this would be a winner... and a pickups swap perhaps.

If I sell enough Epiphones at work there is a chance I can get one of these for free !!! Got to sell 10 Epiphones a month and I'm near enough on track.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Epi dots and Casinos. I've never played one I didn't like.

damnit, between this, the cyclone, and squier jazzy, there are some steals on brand new below $500 guitars.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wysh these were PELHAM Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
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that would be rad. I wish Epiphone would do a Dave Grohl sig, that would be bad ass.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hotrodperlmutter wrote:
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that would be rad. I wish Epiphone would do a Dave Grohl sig, that would be bad ass.


Fo sho.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuck yeah, firebird headstock?

FUCK YEAH. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woow, i really dig this. too many nice guitars released this year. with no money to pay for any of them. D:
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