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robert

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Epiphone ES339 PRO Review
« on: November 21, 2014, 12:57:31 PM »
The Epiphone ES339 PRO is great entry into the world of small bodied semi-hollow guitars. The price of the guitar is excellent, consider what you get.

So what do you get? A good sounding, awesome looking, super comfortable semi-hollow body axe! I love it. It sounds great for blues!

The pickups seem good, but I may switch them our just to see what happens. I think like the bridge pickup better than the neck pickup.

The size is great! The Viking feels big sometimes.

It's easy to play, and comfortable in all ways.

So in summary, a fine little guitar for the money. I'll get the real thing when I win the lottery. Except I don't play the lottery... hmmm


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Re: Epiphone ES339 PRO Review
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 11:20:29 PM »
Yes, a fine guitar indeed! I didn't care for the stock pickups, so I found a deal on a set o' used Gibby 57' classics to put it my 339. Nice change, much better.

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Re: Epiphone ES339 PRO Review
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 12:42:39 AM »
So you've got one too eh? Did your 57' Classics have the metal pickup covers? I think that is a must, look-wise. I think I'll swap the pickup.

The neck is quite round (U-shape?) - I'm more used to thinner C-shape necks.

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Re: Epiphone ES339 PRO Review
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 02:03:24 PM »
Yeah, the guy I got 'em from took 'em out of a 335 chrome covers an' all. They're single conductor so they're not coil tapped. No big deal tho'. This neck is Epi's "slim taper", so I guess it's a "D" shape like my Les Paul.

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Re: Epiphone ES339 PRO Review
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2014, 05:57:55 PM »
Very nice indeed.  American made?

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Re: Epiphone ES339 PRO Review
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 08:34:20 AM »
Very nice indeed.  American made?

Of course not. ;D  Although while being made in China, their quality is and has been quite impressive and continues to be so. Reckon they've had a lot of practice. Won't be long before they stand with the likes of Japan and Korea if they're not there already. Then the USA will have to try and find someplace else to find cheap(er) labor like the Togolese Republic or Burundi. Ah......the cycle continues eh? :(
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Re: Epiphone ES339 PRO Review
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014, 09:05:03 AM »
Check Eastman Guitars, Chinese ...

http://www.eastmanguitars.com

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Re: Epiphone ES339 PRO Review
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014, 01:16:51 PM »