es 335 vs es 339
Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:06 AM
I play small clubs,150/300 seats and I'll probably do 50 weekends this year, and the 335 is a large guitar. I loved the size and sound of the 339. It also gets a lot of looks from musicians and wannabees. I'll get a 335 someday, because I'm now hooked on the semi hollows, and prefer a double cut, but for bangin' it out in bars this is my axe of choice for now.
Best of luck.
Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:50 AM
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Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:42 PM
I'm 5' 8" (okay, maybe 5' 7.5") and as I said, I think the size is perfect. I have a Casino, so I'm used to the slightly larger body, but the 339 just feels "right". Especially by the end of the second set. Those extra couple of inches and another pound or two do make a difference.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:31 AM
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:10 PM
For a new guitar to stand up 57% / 42% (at this point in the poll) to the Classic ES-335, Gibson bean counters HAVE to realize they built a classic here in the ES-339.
I sure like mine.
Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:06 AM
Yea thats how I feel. I played the 339 at a few stores but always walked out thinking about the 335
Now I am the proud owner of a 335 and I have to say it is my only guitar that I will never sell.
I enjoy opening that case today just as I did the day it arrived. Its perfect
Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:26 AM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:35 AM
+1000.... I could go on ... But I really don't like the smaller body size...
Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:08 AM
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:20 AM
and it's not "too big," in my opinion. But, I'm used to my Gibson "Lucille," as well as a AIUSA Sheraton, and some
other semi's, of that size, as well. So, that body size and weight, are "natural" for me. Besides...I started out,
(with hollowbodies) on a Gretsch Country Gent, so...335's, and the like, are quite comfortable, to me.