Gibson Custom CS-356 Figured Top, Ebony Fingerboard Gloss, Faded Cherry
Overview by GAK
This is a guitar that oozes style and sophistication. If you’re looking for a fantastic semi-hollow, with a luxurious sound and incredible playability, the CS-356 is a must-play. These models are a limited run so grab one before they all go!
Custom Shop Quality
The Gibson Custom CS-356 is a prime example of why Gibson’s semi-hollow guitars are so prized. This limited-edition instrument condenses the beautiful depth & detail of an archtop into a compact, balanced ES-style form factor.
This guitar has been lovingly crafted by Gibson’s acclaimed Custom division, which is a guarantee of stunning quality. The CS 356’s body boasts a carved solid Maple top and chambered solid Mahogany back & sides. The result is an instrument that is both incredibly resonant and feedback resistant. The Mahogany provides the CS 356 with a gorgeous warmth, which is enhanced by the glistening clarity of the Maple top. An effortless playing experience is catered for by the Mahogany neck, which features a classic medium C-shape profile and 22 medium jumbo frets.
The lush natural voice of the CS-356 is amplified by a pair of '57 Classic humbuckers, which are built to the exact specs of the original PAFs. These humbuckers can cover a wide spectrum of tonal possibilities, from rich & vocal to raunchy & aggressive.
The CS-356 features high-end appointments which reflect its premium sound. Adorned with a nitrocellulose finish and gold hardware - you can tell that the CS-356 is a special instrument before you pick it up. The ABR-1 bridge and Kluson Deluxe Green Key tuners ensure precise intonation and solid tuning stability.
If you’re serious about your semi-hollow guitars, the Gibson Custom CS-356 should be at the top of your list. With a classy, nuanced tone and an arresting look to match - the CS-356 will make a fine addition to your collection.
- Neck Material: Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon
- Neck Profile: Medium C-Shape
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium-Jumbo
- Nut Material: Corian
- Scale Length: 24.75”, 65.024cm
- Body Material: Carved Solid Maple Top, Chambered Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
- Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Hardware Finish: Gold
- Bridge: ABR-1
- Tailpiece: Stop Bar
- Tuning Machines: Kluson Deluxe Green Key
- Neck pickup: ‘57 Classic
- Bridge pickup: ‘57 Classic
- Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
- Case: Black Custom Shop