Gibson CS-336,  Serial No. C.S.3048 (check sn)
Lot 52
A 2003 Gibson CS-356, Serial No. CS30483,
Sold for US$ 12,200 inc. premium
Lot Details
A 2003 Gibson CS-356,
Serial No. CS30483,
in cherry red finish, with gold-plated metal parts, semi-hollow mahogany body with double cutaways, laminate maple top with f-holes, mahogany neck, twenty-two fret bound ebony fingerboard with block inlays, headstock facing with split diamond inlay, two humbucking pickups, four rotary controls, selector switch, metal bridge, stud tailpiece and black pickguard; and a black Gibson hardshell contour case with claret plush lining and handwritten label inscribed with various details

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: After the publication of the catalogue, and thanks to Clay Harper we have discovered that Eric Clapton used the guitar in this lot on 15 November 2006 whilst playing the song After Midnight. A photograph of Clapton using this guitar taken by photographer MAKIMOTO featured in Where's Eric! at that time. Also there's a correction to the description of the guitar, the top is not laminate maple, it is carved out of slabs of bookmatched figured maple. Also it does not have a scratchplate.
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