ES-339/336/356 body measurements?
Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:30 AM
I'm new in this forum and willing to take advantage of you fellow Gibson owners
I'm hobbyist luthier and going to build a CS 356/339/336 type smaller body semi hollow guitar. I have ordered the plans already but they havent arrived yet and I'm going to pick up the woods for the project tomorrow.
Sooo.. I don't have plans yet and I'm unable to find the measurements from the internet. Therefore I'm asking if someone of the owners of this type guitar could kindly measure the body width and length for me, thank you. No need for thickness or neck measurements, just the width and length of the body is enough. This would verify my selections for the wood blanks.
Inches or millimeter are both ok, and hopefully you could be as precise as possible. And a fast reply would be more than welcome
Thanks a lot in advance!
- Juha, Finland
Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:48 PM
And thanks for the reply and the picture! Are those measurements taken by scaling up the image?
I got some help from another forum too and this guy had found cs 336 specifications from the net. Specifications tells that body dimensions are 13-3/4 x 16.
Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:58 AM
Ok. So we (I) come up with the conclusion that 339 and 336 are different sized. I thought that they were same sized.
[quote name='GuitarJunkie]I found it easier to add the measurements in Photoshop than to try and relay all the info verbally (actually' date=' typed).[/quote']
That is a very reasonable.
Anyway, the original problem is solved, I got suitable wood and there's plenty of it.
Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:00 PM
Thanks a lot!
I try to remember to update picture gallery along the way and link it here too.
edit: Oh, by the way, the body differency is obviously owed to different construction; 339 being a laminated and 336/356 carved.Mine is going to be 336/356 type.
Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:15 AM
I'm trying to estimate the size, so I'll know if its too big for me.
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