Archtop Meets Solidbody in This Amazing Guitar
The Gibson Custom CS-336 Figured will blow you away. The back and sides of this amazing semi-hollowbody electric guitar are carved from a single block of mahogany, and shaped like a classic Gibson archtop. When joined to the luscious carved figured maple top and center block, you get a guitar with unsurpassed resonance and tone. The non-reverse Firebird headstock and neck stand out in a sea of typical archtops. Its scaled-down body size and SlimTaper neck shape give you incredible playing comfort, and its two humbuckers serve up mountains of scrumptious tone and robust sustain. If you prefer a smaller body guitar, but crave the warm, unique tone only an archtop can give you, Sweetwater has your axe - the Gibson Custom CS-336 Figured.
Gibson Custom CS-336 Figured Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- You get the visuals of a hollowbody; the comfort and performance of a solidbody
- A thoroughbred racehorse of a guitar
- This axe has the goods to take your music anywhere it wants to go
The CS-336 Figured semi-hollowbody electric guitar is the result of over 40 years of Gibson Custom Shop R&D. Gibson's Custom, Art, Historic division provides a fertile atmosphere for a select group of inspired artisans to carry on Gibson's century-old tradition of creating exquisite, investment-quality instruments that represent the highest standards of imaginative design and masterful craftsmanship. Gibson introduced the first semi-hollowbody electric guitar in 1958, and ever since, the company's luthiers have been perfecting the concept of mating the classic visuals of a hollowbody with the comfort and performance of a solidbody guitar. Making its debut in 2001, the CS-336 Figured is the fruit of that quest - and it's a beauty. When you take the stage with the CS-336 Figured - with its breathtaking carved figured ash top - all eyes will be on you.A thoroughbred racehorse of a guitar
If you like the classic look and sound of the ES-335, with its elegantly carved top, Gibson's Custom Shop has a big treat for you. Endowed with the same body lines, the CS-336 Figured is scaled down to give you solidbody-style comfort. Its non-reverse Firebird neck sports the SlimTaper profile of iconic 1960s Gibson guitars, giving you an ideal platform for fast fretting, while the 24.75" scale length gives you the slinkiness to facilitate effortless string bending. The CS-336 Figured may be a handmade guitar, but high technology has a hand in it as well. To ensure an ultra-precise setup, incredibly accurate intonation, and "just right" feel, your CS-336 Figured is adjusted by one of Gibson's state-of-the-art Plek Pro machines before it leaves the Custom Shop.This axe has the goods to take your music anywhere it wants to go
The overall body size of the Gibson Custom CS-336 Figured is a comfortable 13-inches wide, 16-inches long, and 1-11/16-inches deep, giving you a guitar that feels just right, whether you're playing standing or seated. Cranking out a universe of tone are two Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers - serving up everything from warm and clear, to blistering full-shred - routed through the classic Gibson arrangement of two volume and two tone pots and a three-way toggle selector. Gibson's ABR-1 handles bridge duties, while your strings are anchored with a classic stoptail. The hardware is nickel, and the body is adorned top and back with a classy, understated single-ply binding. The one-piece mahogany neck is capped with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, while vintage-style tulip tuners complete the look. With its premium workmanship, materials, and inspired design, the Gibson Custom CS-336 Figured has the goods to take your music anywhere it wants to go.
Gibson Custom CS-336 Figured Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Classic semi-hollowbody guitar tones
- Gibson Custom Shop attention to detail and construction
- Non-reverse Firebird neck gives this guitar a unique look and feel
- Beautiful figured maple top
- One-piece mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile