2007 Gibson Custom Shop CS-356 Cherry Red Figured Top Hollowbody Guitar


Semi-hollow Body Electric with Maple Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups – Ebony

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2007 Gibson Custom Shop CS-356 Cherry Red Flame Top Hollowbody Guitar.

Excellent Flame Top on this 356, even better than it appears in the pics, as red is a bit tough to photograph well.

Guitar is in superb condition and has no issues. No fretwear to speak of, not even the gold hardware is showing tarnish.

This Custom Shop CS-356 was a case queen and it is hard to tell it from a new guitar.

Comes as pictured with original case and paperwork. No COA with this one, and its priced accordingly, but the warranty card is present. This is probably the best buy in the shop right now:)

If you have been looking for a great playing and killer looking Gibson hollowbody, look no further.


The Gibson Custom CS-356 semi-hollowbody electric guitar is a fabulous choice for players that want the singing sustain of a Les Paul with the airy warmth of an ES-335. You’ll love the way your playing resonates through the hollow airspace in this guitar’s chambered mahogany body. Gibson’s popular ’57 Classic humbucking pickups further enhance your tone. This instrument’s arched maple top conceals a solid center block that provides massive sustain and fights unwanted feedback. The Gibson Custom CS-356 is a capable, elegant performer.

Legendary tone from ’57 Classic humbuckers

Tonal excellence is yours when you plug the CS-356 into your favorite tube amplifier. Loaded with ’57 Classic humbucking pickups, you’ll be able to dial in chiming country tones as easily as the sounds of savagely distorted rock. The ’57 Classic neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from warm jazz to dirty blues. Flip to the bridge position, and you’ll command sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean. Take it from Sweetwater: the Gibson Custom CS-356 has the cross-genre tonal dexterity you need to nail any live or studio gig.

Hollowbody richness meets solidbody sustain

Gibson Custom designed the CS-356 to have a similar tonal profile as the ES-335, but with a smaller mahogany body that enhances sustain and brings you a bit closer to the sound and playing feel of a Les Paul. You’ll love the tonal complexity provided by the semi-hollowbody design, and you’ll especially appreciate the resistance to feedback. The fast Slim C profile mahogany neck and smooth-as-glass ebony fingerboard will immediately feel comfortable and familiar to any fan of high-end Gibson electric guitars. Guitarists of any caliber will appreciate the sound and feel of the CS-356.

Gibson Custom’s commitment to quality

Meticulously handcrafted by Gibson’s elite Custom Shop luthiers, the CS-356 — like every Gibson Custom guitar —receives an ultra-precise Plek Pro setup, which optimizes the fretboard and nut for incredibly accurate intonation and a “just right” feel. And fine details like the quartersawn neck and the 17-degree headstock angle not only add to the amazing tone and feel of this guitar, they remain true to the Gibson’s illustrious ES Series legacy. The vintage-style nitrocellulose lacquer finish is significantly thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to “breathe.” Nitro finishes not only look amazing; they also enhance the instrument’s tonal qualities. This guitar has the look (and feel) of a lovingly cared-for classic — one that will only improve with age.

Gibson Custom CS-356 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Captures the legendary sound of both Gibson’s ES-335 and Les Paul
  • Maple top over chambered mahogany body
  • Fast Slim C profile mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard
  • ’57 Classic humbucking pickups offer vintage-voiced flexibility
  • Traditional Gibson 4-knob Volume and Tone setup