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ES-339/336/356 body measurements?

#1 User is offline   Pavezer 

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:30 AM

Hi!

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!

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:17 PM

I created this for someone a few months ago. I can take some more accurate measurements in the next day or so, but it'll give you a rough idea for now.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:48 PM

Hi!

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.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:48 PM

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Are those measurements taken by scaling up the image?

No, I actually measured the guitar. I found it easier to add the measurements in Photoshop than to try and relay all the info verbally (actually, typed).

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:58 AM

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No, I actually measured the guitar.

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.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:38 PM

Best of luck. I'd love to see photos of your project along the way.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:00 PM

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Best of luck. I'd love to see photos of your project along the way.


Thanks a lot! :P
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.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:15 AM

Anyone have the width of the 335 at the waist?

I'm trying to estimate the size, so I'll know if its too big for me.
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:45 AM

My 1962 ES-335 measure 9.25" at the waiste. It's 15" at the widest point.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 04:44 PM

Here is a side-by-side comparison of a 1965 ES-330TD and a new CS-356 I own.
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