Man, I love these guitars! I've been keeping my eyes open for lefty 356's...Saw a righty at Sam Ash (of all places) for $3800. Seemed kinda high.
Check this out guys. I've been on the hunt and found this lefty CS-356 in an very unlikely place. I only had a few minutes to play with it, but it sounded really sweet. I kind of dig the trans black finish, but the binding was very yellowed for some reason. Do you think it was made that way or has it tarnished/aged? Any comments?
I've had 5 CS-356's, including most with a 59 neck carve, a 336, and 2 339's.Just how poular is the 356? Is it a classic design or one of those that "falls between two stools." (i.e. not a 335, not a Les Paul)
I must admit the Koa model is a cut above the others I've tried with a sound of a real archtop. How come this option is not in the Gibson catalogue?