NGD Gibson ES339 Studio

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by patshep, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. patshep

    patshep Supporting Member

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    I'm not a strat guy, and just traded my G&L Legacy for this little guy, I read a bunch about it, and while it's not the most beautiful Gibson, it has a beefier C shaped neck and sounds much more 335 than LP to my ears... I think I got a nice deal on a really solid guitar, and just what i need to compliment my lineup
     
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  2. Tritone

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    I've been drooling over them for a while. If Gibson released an ES-339 with a factory Bigsby I would snatch one up immediately.
     
  3. Coopster

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    Welcome to the club!
     
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    Congratulations on your new Gibson.
    I just got a new LP yesterday, so I'm keeping my head down in case the Gibson bashers are out. ;)

    Only kidding. Hope you really enjoy your new guitar. :)
     
  5. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Gibson Geezer Silver Supporting Member

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    You realize there's a mandatory one week suspension for posting a NGD thread without pics, right? ;)

    Happy NGD! :aok
     
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  6. patshep

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    So far this sounds and feels as good as my es335 ever did and I got a deal.
    i am struggling with 'add media' thing right now, so annoying
     
  7. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Gibson Geezer Silver Supporting Member

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    Open an Imgur account, upload your pics.
    Copy the Direct Link url and in your thread, use the landscape icon next to the smiley to paste it into your thread.
     
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    jamester Silver Supporting Member

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    This, except I just paste the link in and it works fine. Didn't even know about the landscape icon haha
     
  9. cutaway

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    I don't see any pictures which can only mean you made this entire thing up.
     
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  10. patshep

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    [​IMG] i had a chance to put it through the paces yesterday, there are some typical gibson problems with the nut, but that is a cheap fix, otherwise it sounds great, it's kinda ugly, but i'll put some pics up, let me get an imgur account

     
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    That's not ugly! Maybe cream plastics would pretty it up a touch.
     
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  12. Kurt L

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    Congrats on your new guitar! Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

    I agree with you about the sound. I’m always confused when people say 339s sound like a Les Paul, because mine does not, at all.

    At the same time, I trust they know what their guitar sounds like, so who knows what the explanation is...

    Go crank your 339!
     
  13. ifallalot

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    Right on!

    I had the same guitar for a while. I would have kept it if I hadn't found myself without a Tele

    The roasted maple neck is very comfortable. I actually found mine to be a really bright guitar; I had to keep the tone knobs way down

    The bit of controlled feedback you get with fuzz is A+100
     
  14. patshep

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    i put .11s on it, and lowered the pickups, she's going to get a proper setup tomorrow
    it has a fairly big neck which i love, but there is a little bit of neck dive, which doesn't bother me, i'm a big guy and play mostly sitting, if i use a strap, i keep the guitar pretty high
     
  15. patshep

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    can i just say, i love the sound of this guitar and the neck is great, but after a setup, it exhibits the problematic gibson tuning stability..... i think i need to find replacement tuners, and it possibly needs a fret job.. or maybe it's just a bit of a dog? hmmmmm i've had too many gibsons like this... but it could be a cheap fix
     
  16. Tritone

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    I got an ES-339 recently too and the tuning stability isn't great. I think the nut is poorly cut.
     
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