Gibson Custom Shop Art Historic CS 356 Figured Top – USA 2002

by Gibson

$4,495.00 $4,995.00 20057


From Gibson –

Classic, Gibson Custom appointments adorn these CS-356 model guitars, each featuring carved and chambered solid woods for the deepest archtop tones in a deceptive ES-style package. The compact body shape is well-balanced and resists feedback while remaining extremely resonant, amplified by a pair of singing ’57 Classic humbuckers. In both beauty and brawn, these Gibson Custom CS-356 guitars reign supreme.”

A natural evolution of the legendary ES-335, this Custom Shop beauty features the same deep, rich tone but adds even more playability and comfort. With this model, Gibson accomplished their goal of crafting a semi-hollow guitar whose back, centre block and rims are carved from one piece of wood. And the top is a solid piece of beautiful figured maple – not laminated like the 335 or 339. The gold pickup covers and hardware add a classy look.

Features –

Brand: Gibson Custom Shop

Model: CS-356 Gloss

Top Wood: AAA Figured Solid Maple

Body Wood: Tonally Carved Mahogany Back

Neck Wood: 1-Piece Mahogany

Neck Shape: 1960 Slim Taper

Fingerboard: Richlite

Fingerboard Radius: 12″

Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Block

Scale Length: 24 3/4″

Width at Nut: 1 11/16″

Frets: 22

Binding: Multi-Ply Cream Binding on Top and Back

Pickups: ’57 Classic Humbucking

Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Switch

Hardware : Gold

Bridge: ABR-1

Tailpiece: Stopbar

Tuners: Vintage Tulip

This is a very lightly used and quite rare Gibson Custom Shop ES 356.  In great shape and has been looked after well.  It features a gorgeous hand selected solid figured maple top, and plays like a dream.  This guitar has a small blemish near the upper F-Hole, which has been touched up. Apart from that and a little swirling on the pickguard, this guitar presents in excellent condition. 

Comes with its original Gibson Custom Shop Historic hard case, Certificate of Authenticity, polish cloth and tags.


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