In honour of the late great Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, Gibson have announced a new limited edition Chris Cornell model of his classic ES 335. Launched yesterday, the guitar will be made available on September 3rd through authorised Gibson retailers.
The guitar comes in an Olive Drab Satin finish that characterised Cornell’s beloved axe, along with Lollartron humbuckers. Find out more information on the guitar specs here.
Gibson announces the new limited-edition Chris Cornell ES 335, which will be made available on September 3rd at authorised Gibson retailers.
Gibson’s chief merchant officer Cesar Gueikian said, “Chris fell in love with this guitar, and it became a part of his creative expression. It’s our honor to release this tribute ES-335 in his memory. 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.”
We got a first look at the guitar back in January at the ‘I Am The Highway’ Chris Cornell tribute show in LA, which featured performances from the likes of Metallica, Ryan Adams and Foo Fighters.
Gueikian also said, “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.”
A pre-sale for the guitar began on August 27th. Meanwhile, the remaining members of Soundgarden are planning to release an album consisting of demos that they recorded with Cornell.