Gibson Custom Shop CS-356 Ebony Gold Hardware - Classic, Gibson Custom appointments adorn these limited edition 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.
Memphis Tone electronics Memphis Tone circuitry uses 500K audio taper pots that operate with an interactive load that preserves high end as you turn down the volume. The loading effect preserves the full-bodied tone with rich midrange and singing sustain from the ’57 Classic humbuckers while adding a very sweet bite. Another difference: the volume is very smooth, rolling off in even increments along with the numbers on the knobs. Since they operate more like how we hear (logarithmically), the controls work the way the player thinks they should. So when the guitarist turns down the volume the highs are still there!
A slightly scaled down version of the ES 355, it is one comfortable guitar to play and hold. A beautiful rare and luscious ebony finished instrument. This Gibson Custom Shop CS 356 Electric Guitar has an elegant and comfortable scaled-down ES double cutaway body, with a carved top made of maple and a tonally carved mahogany back, center block, and sides. It has a one-piece mahogany neck which features a 22-fret fretboard and is bound and adorned with the mother-of-pearl inlays. The Gibson CS-356 is loaded with Classic ’57 humbucker pickups with Alnico II magnets, giving you the sound that defined the music of the late ’50s. All the hardware on this beauty is brilliant gold, including the vintage Kluson tulip-style tuners and ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge.
. The ES-356 comes with a Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Custom Shop Model
- Design: Semi-hollow with center block
- Top part:: Maple
- Back & sides: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Richlite
- 22 Frets
- Pearl block fingerboard inlays
- Scale: 628 mm
- Pickups: 2 Custom Bucker humbuckers
- Gilded hardware
- ABR-1 Bridge and stop tailpiece
- Vintage Kluson Tulip Style tuners
- Colour: Black
- Includes suitcase and certificate
- Made in USA
Gibson Custom ES-359 Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Includes: Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case, certificate of authenticity