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#1 User is offline   MichaelDH 

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 02:42 PM

Wondered if anyone has one, or tried one out yet, I'm heading to Sweetwater in a few days and I've really been thinking about another Memphis model.

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#2 User is offline   Twang Gang 

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:27 PM

Nice looking 339. I don't think it matters too much what model year (2018 vs others), as I believe the construction and the materials have been the same for quite awhile.

While you are there do yourself a favor and try a 336 as well. The 336 has mahogany back, sides, and center block all carved from one piece of wood with a carved maple top and thus it's tone is more akin to a Les Paul.

The 339 with it's maple/poplar/maple material will be more like a 335. They are both about the same size, but quite different tones. You can't go wrong with either one, just a matter of personal taste.

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#3 User is offline   MichaelDH 

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:49 PM

Thanks, Iíll definitely look into the 336 as well.

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 06:19 PM

The walnut colored one looks great, let us know how you go with it.

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#5 User is offline   MichaelDH 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:55 AM

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Very happy so far with the decision to get this one. Great feel, fit and finish, the color is almost a teal depending on the lighting.

Very nice warm tones but can give a pretty good snap when you want it.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:17 PM

Congrats, that's a fairly unique color/finish on that one. Enjoy it and Happy New Year!! [thumbup]
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:50 PM

View PostMichaelDH, on 28 December 2017 - 07:55 AM, said:

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Very happy so far with the decision to get this one. Great feel, fit and finish, the color is almost a teal depending on the lighting.

Very nice warm tones but can give a pretty good snap when you want it.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:40 PM

very smart looking 339. nice choice!
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:16 PM

Excellent and congrats!

I first saw that same finish in 2000 on a factory tour in Memphis. It was eye catching!
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:37 PM

View PostMichaelDH, on 28 December 2017 - 07:55 AM, said:

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Very happy so far with the decision to get this one. Great feel, fit and finish, the color is almost a teal depending on the lighting.







Very nice warm tones but can give a pretty good snap when you want it.







Great looking guitar. I just got a 339 Studio. I really did want to step up a notch or two but going this route saved me enough cash to get a new head for my new Peavey 112 cab with the Celestion V 30. I'm good with that
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:00 AM

That is a sweet color!!! I like the colors that seem to change with the lighting as you described.

I have a 339 black satin. Has 57 classics in it. I love the guitar, I prefer over my Les Paul Standard.
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