Gibson Custom 2014 CS-356 Figured Top Electric Guitar   

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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.

With the 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.

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
  • Gold hardware
  • ABR-1 stopbar tailpiece
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Vintage tulip tuners
  • Brite Wires strings: .010-.046
  • Includes case

A master-class instrument of incredible craftsmanship with a warm voice and surpassing value. Order yours now.

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