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Any Thoughts on a Gibson CS 336?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Robert H., Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I'm looking at buying an older CS 336 and wonder if folks have comments on the guitar -- tone, feel, uses, issues, etc.
    I've played a couple before and never pulled the trigger but am seriously considering one now.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    I owned this one many years ago and really wished I hadn't sold it. It had a great neck profile. It really doesn't sound like a 335 but it's comfortable to play.
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  3. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Any excuse to post a photo of my '70...

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    (Damn, I just realized you said "336". Mine is a 335)
     
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  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I am not a fan, they’re too small, and look weird, IMO.
    The “ears” really look wrong.
    Sorry.
    The ES330, 335, 345 and 355 look great.
    I currently Jonesing for a natural 345, or cherry 355.
    Perhaps I’m just Shallow Hal, but looks matter to me.
    My friend Scott has a first year model, and it is a very well made guitar.
    I’m not faulting it’s build integrity.
    Anyways, more for y’all, I suppose.
     
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  5. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I’m not a big guy and like the feel and size of the 336. The looks are fine to me. I had a 1960 Blonde 330 years ago - never bonded with it. At all.
     
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    I've never played one, but this thread caught my attention because of a coincidence.

    Last night while I was giving my wife a backrub, I had YouTube on to give me something to watch/listen to while I'm rubbing her back. I often watch/listen to Gregor Hilden's videos for entertainment during that time. I watched this one last night.



    I've played a Gibson ES-335, once. It played as smooth as butter. For years afterward, I would try out Epiphone Dots and Sheratons, but they didn't play as well as that one 335.

    I did once test drive one of Epiphone's ES PRO LPs. I wasn't that impressed with the coil-tapping, but otherwise it was fine. Comfortable size, nice player. I guess that's as close as I've come to a 336.

    Best of luck in your search.
     
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