Gibson Custom Shop CS-356
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The Gibson CS-356 has similar lines but a smaller overall size than an ES-335, with a AAA bookmatched arched Maple top and a routed solid Mahogany back piece with a solid center piece (as opposed to the separate Maple center block of most 335 models). Two '57 Classic humbuckers are paired with gold hardware, block inlays and the Gibson Custom four-spoke insignia. The jack is on the side rather than the top.

This model was available with an optional Bigsby. A Koa top model was also produced in Natural finish.

Years of Production: 2002 - present

Product Specs

  • Custom Shop CS-356
  • Custom Shop CS-356 with Bigsby
  • Ebony
  • Faded Cherry
  • Lemonburst
  • Natural
  • Quilted Maple
  • Sunburst
  • Transparent Aqua
  • Transparent Blue
  • Wine Red
  • 2002 - 2020
Made In
  • United States
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Semi-hollow Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Color Family
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Sunburst
  • Tan
  • Yellow
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
  • Rosewood
Model Family
  • Gibson CS-356
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Frets
  • 22
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
  • Gibson Custom Shop
Top Material
  • Maple
Wood Top Style
  • Flamed
  • Quilted

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