|Comments||The Gibson CS-356 and its more decorated relative, the CS-359, are made on the general design of the ES-335 models but are scaled down in body size (though not in scale length). Rather than the 16 inch width of the 335, the 356 and 359 are 14.25 inches wide.
However, the differences between the two models are deeper: the 356’s back, sides, and center block are carved from a single block of wood (essentially chambered construction), while 359, like the the 335, has laminate sides and back, with a separate maple center block.
These changes make for a smaller guitar, slightly larger than a Les Paul, with the rich tonality and resonance of the 335 line.
This 2010 Gibson CS-356 Natural is in near mint condition. It’s very comfortable to play and has a full, rich sound – certainly much bigger than it looks!
|Serial Number||CS 81834, built during 2010 in Memphis, Tennesee, USA.|
|Pricing||$2,999.99 CAD with case. SOLD|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard; mother of pearl block position markers, Gibson logo and split parallelogram decoration on bound headstock.|
|Frets||Original frets with no appreciable wear.|
|Body||Mini-335 type body,14.25 inch wide, with carved flame maple top with F-holes, mahogany sides and back carved from one block of wood. Triple layer binding on the top.|
|Finish||Original clear (‘natural’) gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in near perfect condition.|
|Hardware/electronics||Gold plated hardware; gold Kluson-type tuners with plastic ‘keystone’ buttons, gold ABR bridge and stop tailpiece, gold pickup covers on Classic 57 humbuckers; triple-bound faux tortoise pickguard with gold bracket; aged switch tip, black volume and tone knobs.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well as is, and lots of room to adjust the action.|
|Case||Original Gibson hardshell case included.|
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