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  • Epiphone ES-339 Pro - feel too small or just right?

    I'm interested in a semi hollow, an affordable one, so maybe the Epi ES 339 Pro. I don't have any to test locally. I've had a Casino in the past, cool guitar, almost seemed too big. I know the 339 is a scaled down version of the 335, but does it feel/seem/look too small? Hard to gauge in pics sometime. But I do love the cherry color, like this:








  • #2
    The 339 size is my favorite size. It's neither too big nor too small. It's just right.

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    • #3






      Quote Originally Posted by PunkKitty
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      The 339 size is my favorite size. It's neither too big nor too small. It's just right.




      What I wanted to hear

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      • #4
        Have you looked at the Ibanez Artcore series? They have a good selection of very fine hollow and semi-hollow bodies in different sizes and different configurations. I had an AG-75 which is a smaller body hollow body. It was flawless.
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          Quote Originally Posted by Steadfastly
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          Have you looked at the Ibanez Artcore series? They have a good selection of very fine hollow and semi-hollow bodies in different sizes and different configurations. I had an AG-75 which is a smaller body hollow body. It was flawless.




          The Artcore AM-73 and AM-93 are about the same size as a 339.

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          • #6
            The Artcore's look good too. I like the shape of the new Epi's better though, and I like the split coil option, especially on the neck pickup.

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            • #7
              The Epis have better stock pickups IMHO.

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                Quote Originally Posted by IRG
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                The Artcore's look good too. I like the shape of the new Epi's better though, and I like the split coil option, especially on the neck pickup.




                I like the split coil option on any guitar. You can add it quite easily but why do it if you like the guitar with that option already added.
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                • #9
                  The 339 is a very nice guitar and I almost bought one but the Sheraton felt much better to me.
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                    Quote Originally Posted by xStonr
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                    The 339 is a very nice guitar and I almost bought one but the Sheraton felt much better to me.




                    And this concerns me too, as it was a Sherton II I picked up one day at a store (while traveling for work) and it felt great. Maybe a little large, but the overall package was nice. I think though, the new pickups on the 330 Pro may be an improvement though.

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                    • #11
                      339's are too small for me, but i'm a lanky 6'2''
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                      • #12
                        May want to consider the Gibson Midtown...
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                        • #13
                          I have both a Gibson 335, and 339. The 339 is supposed to have a slightly brighter tone, but to my ears, they are really close. The 339 is more comfortable for me to play, and my favorite guitar ATM (though I love both). I've got a Midtown P90 on the way, but I am expecting a big difference in that tone, probably more like a LP with P90s. Anyway, they are all good. My local GC doesn't stock the Epi 339, but Sam Ash does. If you've got one in the neighborhood, I'd go try one on for size. Just to throw in another option, for a little bit more than the Epi 339, the PRS SE Custom Semi Hollow is pretty fine. Best advice is to go to the shop, line them up on stands, and play them back to back for an hour or more. FWIW, I've owned a Sheraton with a 57 Classics upgrade, and it is exactly the same size as a 335, but with a much larger headstock. Sounds and plays very similar to the 335.

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                          • #14
                            I have the Gibson 339. I love the smaller shape, and it's a guitar that I yad wanted for a long time. It's one of my two favorite guitars, and the body shape has some to do with that. To me, it's just right. Granted, I'm 5'4".
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                              Quote Originally Posted by kayd_mon
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                              I have the Gibson 339. I love the smaller shape, and it's a guitar that I yad wanted for a long time. It's one of my two favorite guitars, and the body shape has some to do with that. To me, it's just right. Granted, I'm 5'4".




                              Makes sense to me. I'll have to get my hands on one soon, and see how it feels.

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