Gibson Announce Chris Cornell Tribute


Gibson has just announced this fitting tribute to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell who tragically passed away in 2017.

The limited edition ES-335 is being officially unveiled at the “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” the star-studded benefit concert honouring Cornell’s legacy and contribution to music.

A re-issue of Chris's 2013 artist model with the inclusion of a signature on the headstock. This tribute model features aged Lollartron humbuckers, clear 'no number' Top Hat knobs and an Olive Drab Satin finish.

Limited to only 250 guitars being made, with two being donated to The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. The guitars are expected to ship in Spring 2019. If you would like to register interest for this guitar, get in touch with our sales team on 0151 448 2089.

What Gibson says...

“Chris Cornell was not only one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of all time, he was a modern innovator who left a legacy that transcends music genres and generations,”

“It is our honour to release this tribute ES-335 in his memory. It’s a guitar Chris fell in love with and which became a part of his creative expression. Chris was a special artist and we hope that this guitar will inspire fans to find their sound, and inspiration, just like Chris did, for many years to come.”

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Check out Chris talking to Howard Stern about writing Black Hole Sun:

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