ES-336 vs CS-336
Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:50 PM
Is this an earlier generation of the CS 336? Or did Gibson just decide to change the name in mid-stride? Any information would be really appreciated.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:15 PM
The current CS-336 shape debuted in 2001, I believe.... and they don't have labels inside!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:58 AM
Umm, the product page on the website for the CS-336 says "Debuting in 2001, the CS-336 is the ultimate result of that quest..."
If there actually was a page for the CS-356, it might say that one debuted in 2002.
I'm almost certain the current 336/356 models don't have labels inside (and never have). I always imagined this was because of the amount of routing after the back is covered: the maple tops are affixed to the already-routed mahogany back-n-sides, then I believe the top dish is carved from the maple slabs and lastly the pickup routes, tailpiece insert holes, control knob holes and f-holes are cut out...
Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:51 PM
+1 I have a 2008 CS-336, Vintage Sunburst Plain-top and it doesn't have a label inside either. Gibson confirmed that for me when I asked their Customer Service after I bought my guitar in 2010.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:40 PM
Same here. My 336 is from 2011. No label. Bought it yesterday!!!
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