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SOLD!! Gibson Memphis ES-339 Thinline Electric Cherry Red, 2013

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The Gibson Memphis ES-339 was built from 2007 until the Gibson Memphis plant closed in 2019, and the 339 is now built in Nashville with some small changes.

In 1996, Gibson launched the short-lived ES-336, a scaled-down version of the classic ES-335. This model retained the key playability elements of the 335 in terms of scale length, fingerboard width and hardware selection. However, the body size was reduced from 16 inches wide at the lower bout to 14 inches, and the length is proportionally smaller to retain the shape and contours. For the ES-339, the body width was increased by 1/4 inch. There is a third variant, the Custom Shop CS-336, introduced in 2001 and replacing the ES-336.

Another major difference between the ES-336 and ES-339 is that the ES-336 was built with “tonally carved” Mahogany, essentially a shaped and chambered block providing the sides, back and center block and Maple laminate top, while the ES-339 uses the same construction style as the ES-335, with Maple laminate back and sides and a Maple center block. For the audience, there’s hardly any visual difference between the two models.

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Memphis ES-339 in Cherry Red, built during 2013 at the Memphis plant. This example is in very good, clean condition with very light wear and light natural tarnish to the nickel-plated hardware. It sports 57 Classic humbuckers, traditional Gibson wiring, and Keystone button Kluson Deluxe style tuners. These tuners are somewhat lighter than the Grover Roto-Matics that are used on some versions, which can aid the guitar’s balance.   Overall, this is a very comfortable guitar to play.

Sold with the original brown Gibson hard shell case containing the Certificate of Authenticity.

Gibson Memphis ES-339 Thinline Specifications:

  • Body Shape: 339
  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Back: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Bracing: Spruce
  • Centerblock: Maple
  • Binding: Single-ply Cream
  • Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: Rounded “C”
  • Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech
  • Nut Width: 1.7″ / 43.053mm
  • End of Board Width: 2.26″ / 57.4mm
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dots
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Deluxe with Keystone buttons
  • Pickguard: Black 5-ply
  • Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflector
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Neck Pickup: 57 Classic
  • Bridge Pickup: 57 Classic +
  • Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Hard Shell Case

 

Price: $3,500.00 CAD
  • Model: ES-339
  • Year: 2013
  • Finish Cherry Red
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: ME302281, built during 2013 at Memphis TN
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 19/05/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.82lbs 3.1kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.689in 42.91mm
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