That's said...this guitar blew me away. He explained the manner in which the guitar would be packed and I was good to go. I had just purchased a Gibson Les Paul Studio faded 2016 T and it really wasn’t any nicer then this at all! Guitar was set up perfectly with strings of my choice. The fit and finish are flawless, wonderful. After deciding I needed a hollowbody to go w my modest collection, I tried everything - bunch of Gibsons, old and new Ibanez, everything Epiphone, several PRS, couple of Gretsch and Eastman, pretty much everything experts recommend as a cheaper 335. Considering this was a custom shop guitar and just under $3000, I was appalled by it's condition. The Epiphone ES-339 PRO The ES-339 has a reduced size and weight laminated maple 335-style archtop body with a solid center block. Very, very pleased w this guitar (as w everything Sweetwater) right out of the box. there seems to be at least a quarter of an inch gap between the body of the guitar and the control knob caps. It starts off with a laminated maple body with "f" holes on top. I tell all my friend to go to Sweetwater. The setup on this guitar could not have been any better. Very comfortable size. It's my first semi-hollow body and it's not much larger than my solid body guitars so it felt comfortable right out of the box. I absolutely love this guitar. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. I have owned several Epiphones and although there can be some lemons, I have consistently encountered high quality Epiphone guitars. I told him to order it up for me. In the past I have owned two Gibson ES-347s. Playability was great. In fact it has stayed in tune with it's-self Longer Than A Week. That is what makes Sweetwater a great company to do business with. The independent coil splitting creates some awesome sounds you just don't get when you split both p'ups with a single switch. First let me say that I have quite a few guitars including 8 hand made guitars with some worth as much as 25K, so I am very discriminating when it comes to guitars. A friend lent me his 339 and I didn't expect to like it all that much! Jeff offered me at a demo price or I could pick a new guitar out. I think the epiphone alnico classic pro pickups are some of the best pickups you can get in an affordable guitar. I also have owned some crappy Squiers from the 1990's and too many other guitars to name, so I know when something is decent or just plain crappy. I must give Jeff some huge thanks for helping with my purchase. The fit and finish are good. My only question is why I haven't tried an Epiphone before. I think that this guitar is a great buy. There are no sharp fret edges and I didn't have to adjust the truss rod, just the roller bridge height. The Pau Ferro fretboards are way lighter than even the cheapest rosewood. The ES-339 PRO has custom wound Alnico Classic PRO humbucker pickups with coil-tapping and a set of Epiphone Deluxe tuners. Love the size and weight for long gig times. Due to the fact that I have 2 Epi's and 3 Squire Custom Vibe guitars that match or beat ANYTHING I've EVER played without any mods except the nuts I make, I am officially DONE with expensive guitars. The second was o.k. For the money, this is just what I expected and it will work nicely as a carry-around jam guitar. Haven't tried it yet with any pedals but thru my Fender tube amp the sound is fantastic. Can't thank my Sweetwater connect Derek Kemp enough for giving me he extra boost to snag this Baby! UNBEATABLE. I usually don't like to spend too much money on guitars, as I have learned that some cheaper guitars are amazing, and, unless you are playing in a big band or something like it, you really don't need that much... that's just my opinion anyway. $399 for a guitar this good. Posted by Richard MacLemale | Oct 10, 2015 | Reviews | 0 | Update 1 – After waiting a painful month for this used guitar to clear, I was finally able to purchase it. I am giving it 5 stars based on the price and what you are getting for the price. No, it's not a $3000 Gibson, but I only paid 1/10th of that for a good workingman's guitar. It arrived in perfect condition and the setup is very much to my liking. This ES-339 PRO is an Awesome Guitar!! Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Otherwise a very nice little instrument. The frets are good and smooth, the nut is decently cut. Well as life goes on I acquired an Epiphone Dot, really nice guitar but, shortly after that the 339 came out and, I played one, had to have it. Couldn't be happier! It"s a great guitar for rock n roll! Looks great, sounds good for what it is but do your self a favor save a couple of extra ben franklins and buy something alot better. The construction is excellent, the pickups sound good to my ears, the coil splits add versatility to the sounds you can create. Sure, the Gibson ES-339 could possibly be better. Time will tell if the electronics hold up but they seem to be excellent quality, as is the finish. For those who are used to carrying two guitars to gigs, the ES-339 PRO will solve that problem once and for all. The pick up selection options is great. And if you are thinking that this is just going to be another ‘poor man’s Gibson’ think again. This guitar plays and sounds great. It does not hurt you back like the es-335 does when standing with it for an hour at a time. The pickups sound great, and I can already see the value of having the coil tap option. In the most important department, the sound, they were remarkably similar, plus the EPI has coil splitting. Rivals a Gibson in quality, tone. Of course the team at Sweetwater was great. It's a keeper. Little did I realize they make such fine guitars. I have a Fender Twin Reverb amp, and it sounds amazing through it. The build quality was first rate. I love this neck! On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Epiphone SHERATON-II PRO is a more popular guitar, based on its reviews. Switching from pickup to pickup, from full 'Bucker to single coil smooth as silk...Just great tone, just great. It feels good in your hands. Good looking case, fits perfectly. First, I ordered and paid for this guitar on a Friday afternoon, and I received it the next morning. This guitar is at a whole other level. First - the people that gave this guitar a markdown for the way it was setup - c'mom - everybody who has played for any length of time has a setup preference. This guitar is just what I was looking for. (I waited a couple of weeks to write this.) This Epiphone ES-339 has really exceeded my expectations. By Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario 22 April 2013. I like the size and shape and the cherry finish is beautiful and flawless. This Epiphone ES 339 Pro delivers. You will have to be willing accept that not everything on the guitar is going to be the best quality. My ES-339 arrived today and waited the required 4 to 6 hours for the guitar to acclimatize itself to the environment after being in the sub 30 degree weather. Not only did I have it in my possession within 24 hours of placing my order, but the guitar was absolutely ready to play/gig out of the box. Three words - selection, inspection and service . Stop in and play it today. I like a brighter sound with a bite and with these strings and the volume knobs pulled out, I get that tone; think, Nowhere Man solo. Now is the perfect time to get the gear you want with simple, promotional financing. Sweetwater rep worked with me very closely, they are super nice people they gave me a feeling that I was buying from the right place. A few days later Jeff contacted me and said while they were evaluating it they found a small dent in it. Thanks to a very helpful sales engineer Tyler Moore. The coil splitting option on this thing for switching between single coil and humbucker is a nice to have, however I don't think I'll be using it often. No fret buzz and has a good feel. Playability edge to the Gibson due to the plekked fretboard. I feel it has rounded out my collection of two electrics and two acoustics very well. and have owned most of the good stuff. Even at high gain settings in single-coil mode there is no noise. The neck is fast, straight. The bridge pickup will be the first thing I replace when I get the chance. Very nicely priced! 3 user reviews on Epiphone ES-339 Pro. 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