The fact is, however, the body size is very close to the size of a Les Paul, both in width and depth, but yet it retains the tone of a Dot.
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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.
Pickups were swapped out from the original 57 Classics to a set of Fralin Big Singles ($300/pair), which are noted for their more articulate single coil tonewithout the hum of a single coil.
In addition, it has been wired for the volume controls on top; tones on bottom, rather than side/side.
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.
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