New ES Studio Models From Gibson

Radical reworkings of the ES-335 and ES-339   03-Jun-13

New ES Studio Models From Gibson


Gibson has introduced versions of the ES-335 and ES-339 in their 'Studio' series. Here's what they have to say about them...


ES-335 Studio

While it retains the classic design elements and full build quality of the finest ES-335s, the  from Gibson's Memphis division strips away anything superfluous to focus like a laser on cranking out bone-crunching rock tone. This guitar has the same instantly familiar thinline, double-cutaway body styling from Gibson guitars seen in the hands of Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Alvin Lee and countless others, but the f-holes are eliminated to create a sleek=looking top that is also more resistant to feedback. The electronics have been pared down to a single, super-hot Dirty Fingers Plus humbucking pickup in the bridge position, along with a single volume and tone pot. What more do you need to rock? Nothing--as the ES-335 Studio quickly proves, with the unparalleled playability that only a Gibson offers.

Equally hot-rodded looks are assured by your choice of Ebony Black or Midnight Blue finish, both in genuine smooth-satin nitrocellulose lacquer, paired with black hardware, tortoiseshell truss-rod cover and neck-joint cover, and a black Corian™ nut. Check it out now at your authorized Gibson Memphis dealer, and prepare to crank that "semi" like never before.


ES-335 Studio Features

  • Semi-hollow body made from laminated maple
  • Torrified Maple fingerboard with Pearloid dot inlays
  • Dirty Fingers Plus Humbucking Pickups in the neck and bridge positions
  • Black Chrome ABR-1 bridge and Trapeze Tailpiece
  • Black Chrome Grover® Rotomatics with 14:1 tuning ratio

 

ES-339 Studio




Gibson's ES-339 has long been popular with players seeking the legendary feel and tone of the seminal ES-335 "semi-acoustic" electric, but in more compact proportions. Now Gibson Memphis bring a hot-rodded, ready-to-rock rendition to the table in the form of the new . Stripped of everything but the essentials for bone-crunching rock tone and primed for the utmost performance power, the ES-335 Studio is ready to create its own new legends in the world of the "semi."

The ES-339 has the same iconic thinline, double-cutaway body styling that's instantly familiar from Gibson guitars seen in the hands of Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Alvin Lee and countless others, but its proportions have been reduced to a more manageable package. What's more, the f-holes have been eliminated to create a sleek-looking top that is also more resistant to feedback. The guitar's electronics have been pared down to a single, super-hot Dirty Fingers Plus humbucking pickup in the bridge position, along with a single volume and tone pot.

The no-nonsense ethos continues in the ES-339 Studio's looks--with minimal adornments, no body or fingerboard binding, no pickguard, and your choice of Ebony Black or Midnight Blue in smooth-satin nitrocellulose lacquer. Black-chrome hardware, a black Corian™ nut, and tortoiseshell truss-rod cover and neck-joint cover complete the picture. Playing is believing: check it out now at your authorized Gibson Memphis dealer.


ES-339 Studio Features

  • Semi-hollow body made from laminated maple
  • Baked Maple fingerboard with Pearloid dot inlays
  • Dirty Fingers Plus Humbucking Pickup in the bridge position
  • Black Chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece
  • Black Chrome Grover® Rotomatic® tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio


Pricing and Availability:

ES-335 Studio: $2,115
ES-339 Studio: $1,880


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