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Gibson Custom CS-356 Figured Top, Ebony Fingerboard Gloss, Faded Cherry

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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!

This version of the CS-356 features an alluring Faded Cherry finish. The CS-356 is also available in sleek Ebony and a classic Vintage Sunburst.

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.

Luxurious Tone

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.

Beautiful Pickups

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.

Premium Components

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.

As an added bonus, the CS-356 comes with a Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity and a robust Custom Shop case.

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



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