The realization of a guitar fantasy.
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.
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. Read More »
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.
AAA figured, book-matched maple top
Back, rims, and center block are carved from a single block of mahogany
Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
One-piece mahogany neck
22-fret Richlite fingerboard
Pearl block inlays
Single-ply white binding on neck
Slim taper neck profile
Scale length: 24-3/4"
Nut width: 1-11/16"
Electronics & Hardware:
'57 Classic humbuckers
2 volume, 2 tone controls
3-way pickup selector switch
ABR-1 stopbar tailpiece
Vintage tulip tuners
Brite Wires strings: .010-.046
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