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2014 Gibson CS-356, Flame Top

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Serial #: CS404546

Body size at lower bout: 14". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Finish: Nitrocellulose type

Materials: Highly figured solid tiger maple top; solid figured mahogany body; solid 22 fret mahogany neck; compound radius fingerboard mother-of-pearl inlay .

Hardware: Gold hardware includes twin '57 Classic PAF pickups; ABR-1 tuneomatic bridge; aluminum stop tail; Gibson Deluxe single ring tulip key tuners; black bonnet volume and tone knobs; bound tortoise pickguard.

Notes: The Gibson CS-356 model is an innovative guitar, designed to offer a compact 14" thinline style body distinctly lighter than 335 style guitars, and permitting unimpeded access to the entire range of the 22 fret fingerboard. Introduced in 2001, the CS models are successors to the ES-336 and 346 Paul Jackson Jr. models, and are Gibson's first 'tonally carved' guitars, with a semi-hollow body carved from a single piece of mahogany, capped with a hardwood top.

The CS-356 is the flagship model of the series and is appointed like the top-line ES-355, with Super 400 style peghead inlay, L-5 style fingerboard blocks, bound tortoise guard, and all-gold hardware including classic Kluson style tulip key tuners.

This guitar is an outstanding example of the flame top version, with extravagantly figured bookmatched tiger maple soundboard. At just over 7lb. its light weight and compact size are ideal for extended play on the lap or the strap. Smooth low action over a gentle D profile, compound radius fingerboard; twin '57 Classic pickups provide versatile tone for jazz, blues or rock.

A highly desirable instrument for the serious performer or collector, this handsome model has been unavailable now for several years. This gleaming example is in showroom condition, with original case, tags, and Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity. Even the factory sticker remains affixed to the pickguard. One only: call now.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Original deluxe Gibson logo black arched plush lined hardshell case.









































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