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CS-356 last year for ebony?

ZZ Not

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I have been looking at CS-356 photos and can't determine if a particular guitar has ebony or Richlite board. It is a '06 and I thought they had ebony up to '07. Problem is I can't discern any grain in the fretboard but it just may be the pic.

Does anyone know for certain when they stopped putting ebony on the CS-356?
 

Danny W.

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I have been looking at CS-356 photos and can't determine if a particular guitar has ebony or Richlite board. It is a '06 and I thought they had ebony up to '07. Problem is I can't discern any grain in the fretboard but it just may be the pic.

Does anyone know for certain when they stopped putting ebony on the CS-356?

I don't think they started using Richlite until 2011-2012. I doubt you could tell from a photo in any case.

Danny W.
 

clayville

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They were still ebony in 2006. Probably 6-7 years before Richlite appeared regularly.
 

ZZ Not

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Clayville, I was hoping you would show. I rang Gibson Customer Service today and they verified 2006 would include an ebony board.

Thanks to both of you!
 

clayville

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Clayville, I was hoping you would show. I rang Gibson Customer Service today and they verified 2006 would include an ebony board.

Thanks to both of you!

Good luck. Still love mine and stand by everything I ever said about 'em! :salude
 
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