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Gibson Custom CS-356 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Faded Cherry

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The Gibson Custom Shop CS-356 Figured Top Electric Guitar is not only a versatile tone machine, it's also a musical dream come true.Since the first semi-hollow ES-335 was released in 1958, Gibson has had the ultimate goal of producing a semi-hollow guitar whose back, center block, and rims would be carved from one piece of wood. In 2001, the Custom...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $4,915.0
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Overview

The Gibson Custom Shop CS-356 Figured Top Electric Guitar is not only a versatile tone machine, it's also a musical dream come true.

Since the first semi-hollow ES-335 was released in 1958, Gibson has had the ultimate goal of producing a semi-hollow guitar whose back, center block, and rims would be carved from one piece of wood. In 2001, the Custom Shop realized that dream with the introduction of the CS-336, a guitar whose warm, woody sound and scaled-down body size are the perfect combination of comfort and tone.

With the introduction of the CS-356, a guitar with the same deep tone and comfortable feel but with an extended array of upscale appointments, the Custom Shop has created a big brother for the CS-336.

It features a luxurious AAA figured, book-matched maple top; single-piece solid mahogany back, sides, and center block; slim-taper, one-piece mahogany neck; glassy-smooth, 22-fret Richlite fingerboard; rich pearl block inlays; '57 Classic humbuckers; and stopbar tailpiece. The neck and body are fully bound, and all hardware is gold finished for a classy and sophisticated appearance. Includes case.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Bookmatched figured maple
  • Body wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Richlite
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.59" (40.5)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: '57 Classic
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage with tulip buttons
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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Gibson CustomCS-356 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Fabulous Guitar

By Jim

from Upstate South Carolina

Comments about Gibson Custom CS-356 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

The CS 356 is very versatile with the different tones you can get, from clean and bright to down and dirty. The action is great, has sustain for days and is very comfortable to play. Just a little bigger than a Les Paul, but not as thick and much lighter. The combination of one piece mahogany back, sides and center block with the carved maple top produce a sound like no other guitar. The custom shop appointments also make it a beauty to look at - I got one in Antique Natural and I get compliments wherever I play it on how great it looks and sounds.

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5.0

Perfect Guitar Right Out of the Box

By Jim

from South Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Custom CS-356 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Gibson Custom Shop did an awesome job building this guitar, no flaws or blemished anywhere. Set-up was great right out of the box. Guitar plays and sounds great, fast action, sustain for days, variety of tones available through '57 Classic Humbuckers. Couldn't be happier.

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