The ES-339's body is crafted from strong layered Maple, which is used to form its top, back and sides. Giving the instrument plenty of vibrancy, definition and acoustic-like volume, this is coupled with a solid Maple tone block that creates the amazing sustain and resonance that players crave from a genuine ES-339.
To add some mid-range warmth, the Epiphone ES-339's body is paired with a Mahogany neck; topped with an Indian Laurel fingerboard for a silky touch under the fingers. The neck adheres to a hand-rolled rounded "C" profile, which offers excellent comfort for traditionalists and contemporary players alike, while 22 medium jumbo frets ensure a controllable feel for vibrato and string bends.
A double-dose of proprietary Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers give the Epiphone ES-339 a beautiful vintage tone. Thanks to their medium output, these pickups are highly-responsive to your picking dynamics and lend themselves particularly well to expressive playing styles. Although semi-hollow guitars are fairly synonymous with jazz, these humbuckers can sound raunchy and bold with overdrive - even distortion!
The Epiphone ES-339 may be a cost-effective alternative to the Gibson classic, but no shortcuts have been taken when it comes to its hardware appointments. Sporting Grover Rotomatic machine heads, a tone-enhancing Graph Tech NuBone nut and a LockTone bridge/tailpiece - you can expect rock-solid tuning stability and fast, stress-free string changes.