Epiphone Inspired by Gibson ES-339 - Cherry

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Inspired by Gibson ES-339 - Cherry
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Epiphone's "Inspired by Gibson" ES-339 is designed for those seeking the tone and look of an ES-335, but in a slightly smaller, lighter instrument. The hand-rolled C-shaped mahogany neck reminds players where it all started. A pair of Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™ humbuckers showcases the versatile Gibson ES™ tone that players have craved for over 60 years. Tuning stability and precise intonation are provided by the Graph Tech® NuBone® nut, Grover® Rotomatic® tuners, and Epiphone's exclusive LockTone™ bridge and tailpiece, which also add more sustain to your tone. Impressive gloss finishes.

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• Available Finishes: Cherry, Natural, Pelham Blue & Vintage Sunburst
• Body: Layered Maple Top, Back & Sides
• Binding: 1-Ply Cream, Top and Back
• Neck: Mahogany
• Neck Profile: Rounded C
• Nut width: 1.693" / 43mm
• Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
• Scale length: 24.724" / 628mm
• Number of frets: 22
• Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone®
• Inlay: Pearloid Dots
• Bridge: Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic™
• Tailpiece: Epiphone LockTone™ Stop Bar
• Knobs: Black Insert Knobs
• Tuners: Grover Rotomatic®
• Plating: Nickel
• Neck pickup: Alnico Classic PRO™ Neck
• Bridge pickup: Alnico Classic PRO™ Bridge
• Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS® potentiometers

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very good 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Langley, British Columbia
yes ..................its a great guitar
Posted by whiskey steve on Jan 6, 2024
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I own one 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Courtenay, British Columbia
The only thing I had to do to the ES339 was a bit of nut work and set it up to my liking. The tone and feel are exactly what I was looking for. I also own an ES339 which is a quality guitar. I would purchase these guitars again.
Posted by Ed on Oct 19, 2023
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Before you even think about a Gibson... 5 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Hamilton, Ontario
...play this Epiphone 335. The build quality and finish are excellent, the tone is remarkable and the playability (after a set up) is every bit as good as the Gibson 335, only it's 4 grand cheaper.
Posted by Doug on Feb 24, 2023
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Enjoying my new guitar 3 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Burlington, Ontario
I went into the Burlington store looking for a cheap electric guitar. Picked this one up and I was hooked. Not as inexpensive as I had planned but I really enjoyed playing it. This is my first electric guitar. Now I have to learn how to use all the fancy features :)
Posted by Judy on Feb 17, 2023
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Awesome guitar feels great 0 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. Catharines, Ontario
Posted by Steve on Jul 9, 2022
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ES-339 A well finished and versatile beauty 9 of 10 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North Vancouver, British Columbia
I bought my new Pelham blue ES-339 at L&M, North Vancouver. I had read a lot about the quality control gaps in Chinese made guitars, and also that Gibson (and therefore, Epiphone) has made strides over the past few years improving their QA.
My guitar is new perfect. The only flaws in the finishing are slight imperfections around the inside of the f-holes, and sharp fret edges. The edges are sharp enough to cut my skin, but this is not a QA issue. "Fret sprout" occurs when a wooden neck is made in a humid region and the wood dries and shrinks when sent to a region that is less humid. I have purchased files to dress the fret ends to eliminate this problem.
The Pickups have a warm sound, and I'll admit I'm already toying with the idea of replacing the neck hum bucker with a good p-90. Imagine that - hum bucker in the tail and P-90 in the neck!
This smaller size brother of the legendary ES-335 is easy to play, having the same nut width as my acoustic, and comfortable low action. It is small enough to be convenient to handle, whereas I found the ES-335 to be a bit of a handful.
I am delighted with the excellent Grover tuners. They offer low ratio adjustment, and the guitar holds its tune very well. It is a snap to dial in with these tuners.
The Pelham blue finish does not show well in photos where it looks washed out and lacking in character. But the actual guitar looks classy and elegant. It sounds great, and is hampered only by gaps in my playing skill.
Posted by The Shovel on May 1, 2022
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Epiphone Es 339 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   White Rock, British Columbia
Picked up my brand new es 339 Epiphone guitar out of the box and was totally surprised by the quality and finish on the guitar great value for the money however it did need some setting up it now plays like a dream and what a great sound playing through my 57 reissue fender Bassman amp. Go out and buy a es 339 you will not be disappointed.
Posted by Alan bingley on Mar 22, 2022
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LOVE IT! 4 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sherbrooke, Quebec
This is my first electric guitar. I went to my local Long & McQuade to see if the weight would suit me and planned to order the Pelham Blue model if it did. I walked out with the Cherry red and absolutely love this guitar. Great tone. Stays in tune. It weighs just over 6 pounds and the 14 inch body is a perfect fit for my 5’6” frame. Quality parts. Great tone! Easy to play. The finishing of the binding could have been scraped better before the final clear coat at the factory but it is otherwise gorgeous. Lovely wood grain showing through the finish.
A shout out to Alain at Sherbrooke Long & McQuade. He is knowledgeable and very pleasant to deal with.
Posted by Louise on Feb 22, 2022
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Gorgeous - warts and all! 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sherbrooke, Quebec
I went to my local Long & McQuade to simply see if this model was light enough for me to perform with. It weighs in somewhere over 6 pounds which is heavier for my shoulders than any acoustic I own. I read the reviews and was very interested in this guitar but in Pelham Blue. They had a cherry model and it was practically love at first strum. Clear tones. Great sustain. Stays in tune. Very versatile. Thought about ordering the blue one. In the end, though, it was the sound that mattered more and really, the red is gorgeous with lovely wood grain showing through.
The warts? The fingerboard (Indian Laurel) was kind of ugly but it turned out to be just really dirty and dry from our cold winter climate. Serial # indicates April 2021 so it hadn’t been loved in a while. It may have slipped past quality control or been tried by someone with grubby hands. I cleaned that up with some lemon oil and it looks better than new. Also, the binding looks hastily done on the body - uneven in a couple of spots but folks… this is a $729 guitar that otherwise looks, feels and sounds like the best of the parent company models. So, I don’t dwell on the finish bits. It took a half star off for this and not more because the quality of everything else is great. There was a time when the guitars coming out of the Gibson factory in the States had bigger complaints on finishing than what I describe here and cost thousands more.
Oh, and I would be remiss not to mention the excellent service from Alain who is knowledgeable and very pleasant to deal with at Long & McQuade in Sherbrooke QC. Always friendly. He filed the fret edges and set up the guitar for me, even demonstrating different features for me. Merci Alain!
Posted by Louise on Feb 19, 2022
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Inspired By Gibson - Almost perfect 14 of 14 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Burlington, Ontario
I bought this guitar for myself recently. Having had it a little over two weeks I have a lot of great things to say. The Pelham blue finish is beautiful in person. I have owned several Gibson guitars the last few years and the feel of the guitar is almost perfect for what I would expect from a Gibson. The binding could be a little better but that's a minor cosmetic preference from me. The neck feels amazing. The pickups do a good enough job considering the price - but I will likely swap them out for Gibson Burstbuckers soon.. The tuners do a good job, the nut is cut well and the set up out of the box is actually really good. Outside of the pickups in a blind side by side comparison I would be hard pressed to really feel or hear a difference in this guitar compared the the $4000 counterpart. Worth the money.
Posted by Greg on Jan 19, 2022
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Epiphone 2021 es 339 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Surrey, British Columbia
Blown away by quality of build and and the rich sound and attention to detail Noel made it a great experience all. Around
Posted by Mike Lagos on Nov 30, 2021
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Awesome guitar 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Read a lot of positive reviews on the Inspired by Gibson series and was pleased to find one in vintage cherry at L&M Bloor. The quality of this guitar is evident from the moment you pick it up. Sounds great through an amp and it is hard to tell the difference between this and the Gibson model at four times the price. The factory set up was not great, but L&M set it up perfectly. Everyone at the store is really helpful. This is my go to store in Toronto.
Posted by Kevin Thomas on Oct 20, 2021
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Nice Instrument 9 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Windsor, Ontario
I’ve been dealing with L&M in Windsor for over 20 years. Bill Conely and his staff are very nice to deal with. The 339 fits the bill for playability, and comfort. It’s comfortable to hold, not as bulky as the 335, yet to me, sounds just as nice. Playing through my VOX AC30 C2, which also comes from the Windsor store, I am able to get all the great tones I was looking for. Big thanks to Bill.
Posted by Mister H on Jul 2, 2021
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Epiphone Es 339 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
I called my Long@Mcquade Daryl and ordered .....another one! Sold my Es - 339 in April and regretted it ever since so I had to get another one. These guitars are so comfortable to play from the neck down and perfect body size and the sound I get match or exceed any other semi-hollow body guitars out there! Am I happy....?.....Yer damn right!
Posted by Kevin Ireland on May 17, 2021
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Extremely pleased with this "Inspired by Gibson" ES399 6 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Surrey, British Columbia
10 years ago I bought a Epiphone ES335 dot from L&M in Surrey. It became known as the Crap-i-phone ES 335 Dot very quickly. I could not keep it in tune no matter how many times I got it set up. I changed the tuners 2x but still no luck. I gave it away and never looked at Epiphone again, until recently. I've always wanted a Gibson ES335 or ES339 but I never had that kind of money available. I bought a new tele but realized very quickly that I'm not a Fender player. I went to trade my tele in for something I wanted. I tried the Inspired by Gibson Epi ES335 and it was awesome. Then I tried the Inspired by Gibson Epi ES339 and was completely struck by the quality, sound and feel of the guitar. Bought it right then and there. I have to say that Gibson sure did a great job upgrading their cheap line guitars to something very exciting and playable.
Posted by Cara Carlson on May 9, 2021
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Great Sounding and Outstanding Value for the Money! 17 of 17 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North York (Steeles), Ontario
I purchased this guitar in the store at 2777 Steeles Ave.I was initially aiming at the Epiphone Uptown Kat ES (Rubby Red) model which costs a few hundred more, being attracted to ebony fretboard and pretty looks. However, after closer inspection and short trial, I was unsure if that is really what I want. It sounded weak and unimpressive. I looked around and saw this new ,"inspired by Gibson", version of es 339, with the new headstock that was really cute and with a significantly lighter price tag. Frankly speaking, I did not expect much. I plugged it to the same crappy solid state amp I used to test the Kat and noticed huge difference between the two. What was pretty captivating is the clarity of the humbuckers and a deep, big hollow-body like sound coming from the neck pickup. Totally unexpected from such a relatively small body which is even not a fully hollow. Neck is also very Gibson like, comfortable and "meaty", and laurel fingerboard visually does not differ from the one made from average rosewood. At home, plugged in to a proper amp, this guitar sounded like no other budget semi hollow I have or owned before. It blows away Ibanez AM93, Epi es 335, Epi Swingster Royale and old Sheratone. I don't know if was just lucky and if the other models from the "inspired by Gibson" series are of the same consistent quality, but I am more than happy with this one and I am considering selling some of the guitars, including much more expensive ones which appear inferior sounding compared to this one. It is good for jazz (actually fantastic), blues and sounds very balanced and responsive, not to mention the comfort playing due to the small body. Strongly recommend to at least try it in the store, compare it to the more expensive models and decide for yourself.
Posted by Sasa Miletic on Mar 12, 2021
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One great guitar 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
I traded my Epiphone Sheraton in on the ES-339 two years ago and have never regretted it. The latter is, in my opinion, the more comfortable instrument. By way of comparison,the Sheraton costs $300 more. Both have coil splitting, but the larger body of the Sheraton was off-putting while the smaller 339 body is really comfortable. Top marks for quality as well as price. Someday people will figure out that Epis are the best deal for quality and price unless you want to pay out money to have your headstock read Gibson, which certainly isn't a bad thing.
Posted by John on Dec 29, 2020
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