The Gibson CS336 gives that great hollow body tone with solid body comfort!
The body of the CS336 is a scaled down version of Gibson's famous ES335, to give you more solid body style comfort. A first for Gibson! The CS336 represents the final step in the development of the semi hollowbody guitar – an improved, re-engineered model that offers you the classic Gibson look and feel with innovative design and performance. Other features include a bookmatched, figured top with f holes, Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers, and a one piece, hollowed mahogany back and rim.
Gibson CS336 Custom Semi Hollowbody Guitar Features
- Great hollowbody tone in the size of a solid body
- Overall body size is a comfortable 13-inches wide, 16 inches long, and 1 11/16 inches deep
- Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers for great vintage tone
- Single piece mahogany back and sides
- Solid, two piece maple top which is beautifully figured
- One piece slim tapered mahogany neck
The Gibson CS336 represents the Custom Shop's first tonally carved guitar, and the fulfillment of a goal originally set forth over 100 years ago by Gibson founder Orville Gibson: to produce an instrument with one piece back and sides construction. The mahogany back, sides, and center piece of the CS336 are carved from one block of wood and, when joined to the maple top, create a guitar with unsurpassed resonance and woody tone. Its scaled down body size and slim taper neck allow for more comfortable playing with no compromise in tone.
The finish is sprayed by hand. Next, like all Gibson Custom Shop guitars, the body is sprayed with at least six micro thin coats of nitrocellulose lacquer. Each coat is sanded smooth, before the next is applied. Once the finish is completely applied and thoroughly dried, the CS336 is buffed to give it a mirror like shine.
The electronics are hand soldered, the neck is detailed, and finally the CS336 is professionally strung, tuned and tested by an experience Gibson technician. The results speak for themselves.
The back and sides of the CS336 are a single piece of mahogany that is shaped – inside and out – like a classic Gibson archtop model, but with a solid center section running the length of the body from the neck tenon to the tailblock. The CS336's solid, two piece maple top is also carved inside an out to the shape and thickness of Gibson’s ES electric archtop models. It also has a solid center area that matches with the center section of the back. The result is a unique tonally carved
body with archtop style sound chambers unlike those of any other guitar.
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