NGD: Gibson Custom Shop CS-356

Torren61

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I traded my '62 Fender Pro amp for this Custom Shop CS-356. If a Les Paul and an ES-335 got together and had a kid, this guitar would be that kid. It's smaller than an ES-335 and just a bit bigger than a Les Paul. I really like it. The previous owner put a Bigsby on it but I took that off and put the original bridge back on. I swapped out the factory strap buttons for Schaller strap locks, just like on all my other guitars. It came with the original case and case candy including the COA. This one has a Richlite fingerboard but it feels a lot like ebony to me. No need to oil it. I put 8s on it for strings.

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Mega congrats on a most fine ES 356 . I love it and my compliments on getting rid of the whammy bar . Rock out and enjoy :headbanger:
 

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HNGD! What a sweet guitar, she looks really pretty!

Seems like a good size guitar
 

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It is more like an ES-355 than an ES-335 with the gold hardware, triple binding and block inlays.
I think it's more like a Les Paul than an ES-335. The body is chambered mahogany with a maple cap, like a Les Paul.


"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."
 

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