Wanted: ES339

Discussion in 'Epiphone Classifieds' started by macoshark, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. macoshark

    macoshark New Member

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    Looking for a 339 Pro with RW fretboard if anyone here wants to sell. I'm new here but an old timer over on Strat talk.
     
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  2. Caddy

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    You do know that they still sell them new, right?
     
  3. macoshark

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    Yes, however it's hard to find a new one with a RW fretboard, like I mentioned. Now FBs are PF and that is not what I want. New ones with RW are out there and I believe they still had them at least in part of 2018. If you know of a source for new ones with RW FBs please let me know. thanks
     
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  4. Caddy

    Caddy Well-Known Member

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    Both Sweetwater and MF list rosewood on the 339’s with HB’s and Pau ferro on the 339’s with P-90’s.

    Used could be a bit to find. They are so nice most keep them. My 2014 in natural with HB’s is going nowhere!
     
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    I will check that, thanks. Glad you like your 339.
     
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  6. macoshark

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    You are correct sir. I phoned SW and the Cherry 339 is still RW. Only the PB has PF
     
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    Glad to hear that! Really nice guitars. Sound great and very comfortable to play either seated or standing.
     
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  8. macoshark

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    Well here's how the story ends, I think. I really wanted either the 335 or 339. I also wanted to go used to save a buck. Caddy got me going on the 339 from SW and I was ready to go for it since I'm selling my Player Strat and would have the dough.
    However, I saw here and other sites, Cats scoring big on used closet queens. Sure enough last night I checked Craigs and there was a 2015 335 Pro-Ice Tea w/ Epi case. Just 4 Benjis. She's mine now and I really like the tone. Neck is thin but wider than my CV Squier, still good though.
     
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    Something is missing from your comment. :hmm:
     
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    Nice! Thee 335 Pros are really nice and the is a great finish!
     
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    I've seen new Epiphone ES-339s with both pau ferro and rosewood fingerboards available for sale on the websites of the bigger online retailers.
     
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    I understand your quest for an ES-339 with rosewood board.

    I'm not a fan of the cherry finish, sunburst, nor black finishes. I wanted a natural finish one, with a rosewood board, so the search began.

    Not long ago I found a 2013 model, still pristine condition, for $399 on Reverb. I offered $339 (ES-339) and the seller accepted.

    Turns out to be an exceptional guitar. Nice, full neck profile (not skinny like my Gibson ES-339 neck). I installed a pair of Cavalier 'Phoenix' Firebird pickups and a new wiring harness and WOW-WEE! Exceptional result.

    I hope you find what you're looking for, ES-339s are exceptional guitars and the size is just perfect - not too big, not too small.

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  13. macoshark

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    Very nice, beautiful grain.
     
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    Very very nice 339, that's exactly the one I've been after, and they are difficult to find.
     
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    I have its twin. Bought it new along with the Epi HSC from Sweetwater back in 2014. Love the natural. Classy looking! I really like the stock pickups, but then I only play clean so YMMV.
     
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    Did you buy from craigslist locally ? Im looking at a couple long distance but is there a trick to buying and selling so the buyer is sure to get the merchandise and the seller would get his money ?
     
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    yes i'd like to know too. Been looking for a cherry red or natural or ebony black ES-339 Pro. SW says they are no longer made, only the es-339 regular model no coil tapping. ...I located 2 on Reverb, es-339 Pro Royale ! $700 +ship but it sold thatt day before i could even get a pic of the serial. Saw another cherry red one, for 600+ship from new mexico , guy said 600 shipped with case and deusenberg tremolo but never got serial # and guy took it down in the middle of negotiations. Any pithy wisdom for the searches? Not going to get one from Japan....lol

    Thanks, Milburn
     
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    Well, I sold the 335 epi and thinking about a small body semi like the 339.
     
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    Hey @macoshark another of our Strat talk compadres, infinite awareness just got a red 339 with push pull coils splitting. She is bringing it by in a little bit fro some tweaking of the set up. Hers is a 2013 model and has a rosewood board. They are out there. She bought it off reverb, and there were a few there just a couple of days ago.
     
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