The smoothly polished frets allow for fast and accurate play, with less effort.
While it features Gibsons standard 24.75 scale, it somehow seems shorter and you can readily perform stretches spanning seven or more frets from the fifth fret.
They claim that during an A/B test with a vintage 335 "its virtually impossible to tell the difference between the vintage models and the new ES-339.
I don't have a K Dot to compare it to but from memory I will say that it can't be far off.
2015 Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Thinline, (front), (back), (side), (headstock), (N3/S-1 switch), (case).
Stylishly appointed, super lightweight, but underneath it all it's all Tele twang! It features a light semi-hollow ash body, single F-hole, tortoise shell binding, and polished chrome hardware. Other features include a one-piece maple neck with a "modern C" profile, compound-radius (9.5"-14") maple fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, raised chrome logo, staggered locking tuners, through-body 6-saddle bridge plate, comfortable contoured heel and neckplate, and four-ply tortoise shell pickguard.
Gibson designed the 339 as a scaled down ES-335, altering the lines slightly so it doesn't look like a shrunken Dot and from the audience view it pretty much looks like a full size Dot.These were hard to find on the open market 9 years ago, marketed only through a small network of around 7 stores and online retailers.Cosmetically its nice for a used guitar with a few minor flaws, the worst of which is a finish only chip on the headstock (shown here).2014 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster, (front), (back), (headstock), (gigbag/etc.).Originally a popular mod for Tele's with Nashville studios as their proving ground.
Hughes & Kettner Tube Meister 5 Combo, (top), (back), (acc.). Excellent choice for the studio or a grab-and-go practice combo.