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Gibson Custom CS-356 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar Faded Cherry

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$5,099.00
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1500000286286   POS #:115693566
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Built with Gibson Custom's "Tonally Carved" construction, with the sides back carefully crafted from a single piece of lightweight mahogany for controlled resonance, this CS-356 is a sophisticated take on the semi-hollow body electric guitar. Slightly smaller in size than a traditional ES-335, it's an extraordinary instrument, well-balanced and war...  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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$5,099.00
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Overview

Built with Gibson Custom's "Tonally Carved" construction, with the sides back carefully crafted from a single piece of lightweight mahogany for controlled resonance, this CS-356 is a sophisticated take on the semi-hollow body electric guitar. Slightly smaller in size than a traditional ES-335, it's an extraordinary instrument, well-balanced and warm sounding, but loaded with luxury appointments. These include a single-piece ebony fingerboard and mahogany neck, Gibson Custom 57 Classic humbuckers, gold hardware and a beautifully figured maple top. The VOS (Vintage Old Stock) finish is aged, but not worn, with the appearance of a guitar that's been hanging, forgotten, on a dealer's wall since the 1950s. It's an amazing guitar, both sonically and visually, with the playability you expect from Gibson's famed custom shop. Includes a custom hardshell case.

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Features

  • VOS-finish figured maple top on 1-piece carved mahogany back
  • 24.75"-scale 1-piece mahogany neck, 22-fret 1-piece ebony fingerboard
  • Gibson Custom 57 Classic humbuckers
  • ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Grover "kidney" tuners
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Figured Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: VOS Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: VOS Nitrocellulose
Fingerboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 10 in.
  • Fret size: Reissue
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Custom
  • Nut width/material 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Corian
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 57 Classic
  • Bridge: 57 Classic
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover kidney
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: United States
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