“It goes beyond Foo Fighters. This has the firepower to cover everything from blues to indie to classic rock tones with ease”: Epiphone Dave Grohl DG-335 review

The best of Foo, or a mere Pretender? Grohl’s long-awaited new signature model is here

Epiphone Dave Grohl DG-335 glamor shot
(Image: © Future)

Guitar World Verdict

As with every successful signature guitar, you’re wearing your influences around your neck with the DG-335. For fans and tribute bands, it’s the guitar we’ve been waiting for. For everyone else, it’s Dave Grohl’s guitar, and a fine one it is, too.


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    Those Gibson USA Burstbucker pickups earn their keep

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    Faithful spec – including the one-piece mahogany neck

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    Flawless finish

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    Elliptical C-shape neck


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    Very little.

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Dave Grohl needs very little introduction. From having a hand (or both hands) in changing the course of rock as the drummer in Nirvana to steadily growing Foo Fighters from a collection of self-recorded songs into a stadium-filling band, he’s become the poster boy for all things rock in mainstream culture. 

Rewind to 1995, and it’s most likely you’ll see him bouncing between Gibson Les Paul Standards and Customs, Explorers and SGs. Throw in the odd Firebird and RD, and it’s clear that – spare a brief dalliance with an Ampeg Dan Armstrong, the clear-bodied Lucite guitar you can see in the All My Life video – Grohl has almost exclusively favoured Gibson models.

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Stuart Williams

Stuart is a freelancer for Guitar World and heads up Total Guitar magazine's gear section. He formerly edited Total Guitar and Rhythm magazines in the UK and has been playing guitar and drums for over two decades (his arms are very tired). When he's not working on the site, he can be found gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.