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Gibson Custom CS-356 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar - Ebony

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Gibson Custom CS-356 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar - Ebony

The Gibson CS-356 is a stunning electric guitar that combines classic design with modern functionality. With its maple top and mahogany body, the CS-356 has a beautiful and resonant tone that will impress even the most discerning musicians. The guitar features a slim taper neck with a ebony fingerboard, providing a comfortable and fast playing experience. The guitar is equipped with Gibson's popular 57' Classic pickups, which offer a warm, vintage tone that is perfect for blues, rock, and jazz. The guitar also comes with a hard case to protect it when you're on the go. Whether you're a professional musician or a beginner looking for a high-quality instrument, the Gibson CS-356 is an excellent choice.

Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?

Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.


  • Blends the classic sounds of a ES-335 and a Les Paul
  • Maple top over chambered mahogany body 
  • Fast Slim C profile mahogany neck with a ebony fingerboard 
  • '57 Classic humbucking pickups provide vintage-voiced versatility
  • Gibson's traditional 4-knob Volume and Tone arrangement


  • Number of Strings6
  • Left-/Right-handedRight-handed
  • Body TypeSemi-hollowbody
  • Body ShapeCS-356
  • Body MaterialMahogany
  • Top MaterialPlain Maple
  • Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • ColorEbony
  • Neck MaterialMahogany
  • Neck ShapeSlim C
  • Neck JointSet Neck
  • Radius12"
  • Fingerboard MaterialEbony
  • Fingerboard InlayCustom Pearl Blocks
  • Number of Frets22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length24.75"
  • Nut Width1.687"
  • Nut MaterialCorian
  • Bridge/TailpieceABR-1 Bridge with 2-Piece Stopbar Tailpiece
  • TunersGrover Gold-plated
  • Neck PickupGibson '57 Classic Humbucker
  • Bridge PickupGibson '57 Classic Humbucker
  • Controls2 x volume, 2 x tone
  • Switching3-way toggle pickup switch
  • StringsGibson, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig BagHardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number:CS356EBGH1E

Condition: Brand New

The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.

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