Chris Cornell will be immortalized in the form of an ES-335 guitar!
By Jon Smith:
Gibson Guitars announced that a limited edition axe will be released in honor of Cornell, who of course was the guy behind Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, and Audioslave.
Teaming up with with the Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation, Gibson is making a donation to both the Cornell family foundation — the nonprofit launched by the Cornells in 2012 to protect the world’s vulnerable children — and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, supporting those with the group of rare genetic connective tissue disorders.
The Cornell ES-335 features aged Lollartron humbucking pickups, clear “no number” Top Hat knobs, an Olive Drab Satin finish and a Mother-of-Pearl Chris Cornell ‘signature’ peghead inlay to make this offering “one of Gibson’s most distinct and rarified artist offerings to date,” That’s according to the actual announcement from Gibson.
Look for yours starting Sept 3rd at any authorized Gibson Dealer