This Gibson Custom Shop CS-356 Electric Guitar has an elegant and comfortable scaled-down ES double cutaway body with a carved top made of maple and a tonally carved mahogany back, centerblock, and si... Click To Read More About This Product
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This Gibson Custom Shop CS-356 Electric Guitar has an elegant and comfortable scaled-down ES double cutaway body with a carved top made of maple and a tonally carved mahogany back, centerblock, and sides. The one-piece mahogany neck has a 1960s slim taper profile that is ultra-fast and fully accessible. The guitar's 22-fret Richlite fretboard is bound and adorned with mother-of-pearl block inlays. The Gibson CS-356 is loaded with Classic '57 humbucker pickups with Alnico II magnets, giving you the sound that defined the music of the late '50s. All the hardware on this beauty is brilliant gold, including the vintage Kluson tulip style tuners, the ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece. Comes with a hardshell guitar case, certificate of authenticity, and custom care kit
Body Type: Scaled-Down ES double-cutaway
Body: Tonally carved mahogany back, center block, and sides
Body size: 13-3/4"(W) x 16" (L) x 1-11/16" (D)
Neck: 1-piece set mahogany
Neck profile: 1960 Slim Taper Profile
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
No. of frets: 22
Fingerboard inlay: Pearl Block
Scale length: 24-3/4"
Nut Width: 1.59"
Neck pickup: '57 Classic
Bridge pickup: '57 Classic
Controls: two volume, two tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Knobs: Black speed
Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
Tuners: Vintage Kluson tulip style
Strings: Brite Wire .010
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Comments about Gibson Custom CS-356 Electric Guitar:
I have one in faded cherry. The grain of the wood is just beautiful and that's just the beginning. The ebony fingerboard w/ mother of pearl block inlays add class to the looks, too. The real issue is the fine playability and sound. The neck is a little chuncky (2004 model) that reminds me of my '71 Les Paul, to me it's perfect. The '57 Classic pickups are great for rock and all styles and sustain forever. The frets are medium/jumbo that really allow for great bends without having to keep the strings too high. There is not one imperfection on this guitar. I guess one could say I really like this guitar.
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