Gibson Launches Limited-Edition Chris Cornell Tribute Guitar

Celebrate the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer's legacy with this re-release of Cornell's signature guitar.
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Gibson is honoring the hard-rocking legacy of Chris Cornell with a tribute edition of the late grunge god's favorite guitar. 

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The Gibson Chris Cornell ES-335 was officially unveiled earlier this at the five-hour “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” event in Los Angeles earlier this year, during which members of all-star acts including Metallica, Foo Fighters and Audioslave covered songs from Cornell's genre-transcending discography. 

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The instrument boasts a three-ply maple/poplar/maple body finished in olive drab green satin paint, a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, and a mahogany neck. 

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Distinct features like aged Lollartron humbucking pickups, clear “no number” top hat knobs, and Cornell's signature mother-of-pearl peghead inlay "make this one of Gibson's rarest artist offerings to date," the company said. 

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“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,” said Gibson executive Cesar Gueikian. 

“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."

Pre-sale for the Gibson Chris Cornell ES-335 began on August 27 ahead of its global release on September 3. Visit Gibson's website for more details.