Cramming all the big, resonant tone and sustain of the legendary 335 into a lighter and more compact instrument, Gibson’s ES-339 has quickly become a modern favorite, and the new 2019 model with gloss nitrocellulose finish is sure to be no different. The rounded “C”-profile mahogany neck features a hand-rolled, rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlay. The nickel-plated hardware set provides durability and stable, precise tuning under all conditions, and the dual Memphis Historic Spec II humbucking pickups with Memphis Tone Control Plus wiring offer classic Gibson ES tone with an expanded tonal array for a more versatile playing experience than ever.
About Gibson Memphis:
Luthier Orville Gibson founded the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Kalamazoo, MI in 1902. Its original aim was to make mandolins and mandolin-family instruments. Over the last 100-plus years, Gibson Brands, Inc., as it is now known, has since evolved into the world’s premier manufacturer of semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars, as well as a celebrated portfolio of innovative solid-body and acoustic models.
If Beale Street could talk, it might tell you about Gibson Memphis. Producing all of Gibson’s semi-hollow and hollow body guitars, the Gibson Memphis facility is the heart of the blues.
Serial #: 1288727
Weight: 7lbs 4.2oz
Top: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Back: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Rim Material: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Binding: Single-ply Cream
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: Quarter Sawn Mahogany
Neck Profile: Rounded "C"
Inlays: Pearloid Dots
Frets: Medium Jumbo - 18% Nickel Silver
Nut Width: 1.687"
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
End of Board Width: 2.241"
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Bridge: ABR-1 with plated brass saddles
Tailpiece: Die-cast Zinc Stopbar
Tuners: Grover Milk Bottle Rotomatics
Pickguard: 5-Ply Black
Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflectors (SC), Gold Top Hats with Gold Reflectors (DN, LCB)
Switch Tip: Cream
Truss Rod Cover: Black/White
Neck Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Rhythm
Bridge Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Lead
Controls: MTC Plus : 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with 500K potentiometers and orange drop capacitors
Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Other: Certificate of Authenticity, Gibson Strap, Gibson Polish Cloth, Gibson Multi-tool, Gibson Pick Holder