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Old July 30th, 2016, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the forum with CS-336 pics

Greetings everyone,

I just joined the forum last night, and now hold a dual citizenship here and at the Fender forum. I very recently acquired my first Gibson - seriously, the first one I've ever owned, and I'm 61. Stan was privy to the process I went through, as the Fender forum guys got a blow by blow, including the movements of the UPS truck. All this happened this past week, so I've had this baby since Wednesday night - thats how much of a Gibson rookie I am.

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that I've been completely blown away by this magnificent CS-336. I got it used at Reverb.com, and the seller took such good care of it for 6 years that I was hard pressed to find a scratch on it. In addition, he does professional setups in Nashville, so it came perfectly setup, albeit with 10s. Not that I'm a glutton for punishment, but my strats use 10s, so I put 11s on it and I'm in the general ballpark now.

Having read so much about Gibson's QC problems, build quality etc etc, I was wary, but this thing is built every bit as well as any Suhr I've seen. OK, enough yakking - on with the pictures!






(I just love the way they scraped the binding to match the fret height!)


(What a great heel - upper fret access is a piece of cake!)

This is nothing new for you guys, of course, but I drool every time I walk by it..

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Old July 30th, 2016, 09:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum - that's a beautiful guitar.

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Old July 30th, 2016, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just keep a drool rag handy, Srini! That feeling won't wear off soon. What a stunning ES-336 you've got there!
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That is just beautiful Srini. Congrats!!!

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Old July 30th, 2016, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, gentlemen! Third drool rag for the day, Stan, and thanks for getting me into this board!

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Old July 30th, 2016, 03:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think you've got a keeper there, my friend!
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Old July 30th, 2016, 04:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That really is a lovely figured sunburst, I can understand your fascination. Sharp-dressed guitar. Though my first electric was a cheap Gibson Marauder, it's been out of commission for decades waiting for a refurb and mods. So, like you my Gibson experience has been pretty limited. I put 11's on it when I got it back together recently thinking that they'd be fine with the shorter Gibson scale. Very happy with them so far, I might experiment with lighter sets in the future, but for now I'm liking the punch and authority the 11's have. Very different feel and character from my Strat and Squier tele.
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FWIW, Srini, the binding trick on the fretboard edges is fairly standard for Gibson. All of my Les Pauls (except for Studios) came with that flair.
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Srini, she looks awesome. Congratulation.
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Old July 30th, 2016, 10:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks, Mikey. I'm in full agreement about the tone of the 11s - a touch more authority. I'm getting used to the tension, although the act of picking calls for a little more strength, and after about an hour of playing my right (picking) arm gets very sore.

Stan, I'm very impressed with that binding detail. This is definitely a classy axe. I spent almost 90 mins this evening playing to Jamey Aebersold's play-along standards. I used the neck pickup with the tone rolled down to about 5 through the Gries, and it sat so perfectly with a nice round tone when picked soft, and a touch of "splat" when picked hard - what a gorgeous voice! I was in the mood for nothing but standards tonight, so I didn't get to acquaint myself fully with its bluesier tone by rolling up the tone control all the way.

Stratcat, thanks so much. I see you're new here like me, so let me welcome you in even though I probably joined an hour before you did!

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