2010 Gibson CS-356 Q Custom Shop Model – Natural Curly Maple

The Blue Book Says:


– scaled down ES-335 body style, includes two ’57 Classic humbuckers, AAA figured bookmatched maple top, ABR-1/stopbar or Bigsby tailpiece, gold hardware, Faded Cherry or Vintage Sunburst finish, mfg. 2001-present.

CS-356 Quilted Top

– similar to the CS-356 Figured, except has a quilted maple body, available in Antique Natural finish, current mfg.

Me, I say….

Gorgeous ES 335 style guitar – but with the body size of a Les Paul.  Amazing Curly Maple Quilted top.  Classic ’57 humbucker pickups.

The guitar is in near showroom condition – one small pressure mark on the back of the neck at around 9th fret – so small I can’t photograph it, but I need  to mention it, I assume it’s been leant against an amp at some time.  There is also wear in the usual places where the gold has worn off the bridge and Bridge hum bucker….  but hey – it has been used, not abused!

It looks like an ebony fingerboard on this one – but in reality it’s a VERY dark close grained rosewood.  No fret wear, perfect factory set electrics.

Case has the Gibson Certificates and even the Hang tags and key.  The pickguard has never been fitted but is in the case with the mounting block screws and support.