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(@coloradofenderbender)
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I have been itching to get my hands on a new Gibson ES-339. In case you don't know this guitar, it is a new model, a smaller version of the ES-335, at a much cheaper price. I have read nothing but raves from those who own them. Its got the 57 Classic pickups, like the Gibson LP Classic Antique, which sound fantastic.

So, I ran across an Ebay retailer the other day and won an auction last night for one for almost $200 less than any online Gibson dealer, like MF. Still not cheap, but you only live once, right? I am considering it a Christmas present to myself, although it will not be here for a week or so. Will be sure to give a detailed review, complete with pictures. Here is the Ebay auction link, in case you want to see what it looks like:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350008380783&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm37%26satitle%3D350008380783%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1

And, if you are interested, here is a Gibson ad/demo, which will tell you all know want to know about this guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOuZ5QPlubo


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(@dagwood)
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NICE!!!!!!!!!! :)

Congrats on winning that bid. Enjoy

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 Bish
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Still not cheap, but you only live once, right?
Oh yeah!!! I like how you think! :D

Beautiful guitar, and congrats on winning the bid.

Bish

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(@dan-t)
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That's a very sweet guitar! Congrats & Merry Christmas! :D

Dan

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(@rparker)
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Man, everyone's getting new Gibbies. I'm jealous. Congrats and enjoy!!

Roy
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(@crkt246)
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that is cool man! :)


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 Nuno
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Nice guitar!

Congrats CFB! :D

Send us your pictures and sound clips when possible.


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(@coloradofenderbender)
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Send us your pictures and sound clips when possible.

I definitely will. But, I don't think I am going to receive it until around the 1st of the new year.


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(@sgincyqx)
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Congrats man! I just picked up my first hollowbody too!

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(@coloradofenderbender)
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The 339 arrived today. I had it delivered to my office, so it wouldn't be left outside in the snow! So, I can't post pictures till I get home and I haven't played it through an amp yet. But, it sure feels like a keeper. No flaws that I could find. Sounds great acoustically. I sure hope the pickups and wiring are good, because I don't want to send this one back! I "lost" an hour when I decided to tune it up and fool around with it for 5 minutes!

I sure hope the wife doesn't mind if I bring it to bed tonight! haha


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 Nuno
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I sure hope the wife doesn't mind if I bring it to bed tonight! haha
LOL!

When I was a child I always brought every new thing to the bed! Fortunately I slept alone!

Congrats from the "new year"!


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(@biker_jim_uk)
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How is it? I really want one, looking at the Caramel Burst 60s neck but it's going to cost around $2200+ for me in the UK


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(@97reb)
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He's obviously too busy playing that guitbox to respond. Must be nice.

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(@coloradofenderbender)
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Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I am very pleased with my 339. Great tone and playability. Really not much more to say than that! I think it will become my number one guitar - now I need to purge a few of them from my stable of guitars!


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(@elderberry)
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The white 'guard caught me a little off guard, but I think I like it.

It stands out against the sunburst quite nicely.

King Harvest has surely come.


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