NAMM 2019: Gibson has announced the limited-edition Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335. The electric guitar will officially be unveiled at the “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” concert event honoring Cornell’s legacy and contribution to music history on Wednesday, January 16 at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Features on the Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 include aged Lollartron humbucking pickups, clear “no number” Top Hat knobs, Olive Drab Satin finish and a Mother-of-Pearl Chris Cornell ‘signature’ peghead inlay.
Gibson has previously partnered with Cornell to work on his original ES-335 Artist Model.
“I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” will feature members of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, as well as, special performances from the Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ryan Adams and more. Jimmy Kimmel will be on hand to host the concert. Tickets will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this painful and debilitating genetic disorder. Gibson will donate two of the limited-edition Chris Cornell ES-335 models in partnership with the show to raise additional monies for both foundations.
The Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 will be issued in a limited release of only 250 pieces, and will be available for purchase worldwide in Spring 2019.
For more information, visit Gibson.com.