The Custom Standard (CS) Series from Gibson Custom is a celebration of the previous, much adored generation of Historic guitars, which featured significant upgrades over previous incarnations. From premium aniline dyed mahogany, to the hot hide-glued fretboard and neck joint, the CS Series sports all the great features that so many musicians fell in love with. In the spirit of celebrating these beloved instruments, Gibson has continued producing them in the form of the CS Series, which now sport a slightly shorter neck tenon (the same tenon used on the Les Paul Custom model since it’s permanent shift to the Nashville Custom Shop in 2004). The result is an instrument that packs all the tone and vibe of their cousins, without the price tag of a True Historic. Available in four different formats (CS7, CS8, CS9, CS0), the CS Series pays tribute to the classic variations of the Les Paul Standard, and the heritage of previous Historic instruments.