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The original thinline semi-hollow electric is given a clever tweak.
The Chris Cornell ES-335 from Gibson’s Memphis division captures Cornell-certified looks and appointments in a great new ES-335 built with full Gibson quality and tradition behind it. The legendary and original thinline semi-hollow electric is given a clever tweak with a pair of Jason Lollar Lollartron pickups, for that fat-but-jangly late ’50s to early ’60s humbucker-fired twang that fuels Chris Cornell’s tone. From its superbly original tones to its stunningly distinctive looks, the Chris Cornell ES-335 is a powerful new performer from Gibson Memphis.
Body and Neck
The Chris Cornell ES-335 is constructed in the image of the original “dot neck” 335s of the late 1950s, with a semi-hollow body made from laminated maple with a bound top and back and a solid maple center block. The result is the perfect marriage of the traditional archtop’s looks and sonic depth, and the solidbody’s sustain and resistance to feedback. The neck is made from solid mahogany, and topped with a bound fingerboard made from hand-selected rosewood, inlaid with simple pearloid dot position markers, while the headstock carries a mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and crown inlay.
Pickups and Electronics
While continuing in the ES-335’s humbucker tradition, the Chris Cornell ES-335 departs from the norm with a pair of Jason Lollar Lollartrons, made in the style of the original Filter’Tron humbuckers of the late ’50s and early ’60s for a distinctively twangy tone, but sized for a Gibson PAF-style humbucker mounting. The result is plenty of tonal depth and warmth from the semi-hollow design, but with a new clarity and crispness from the Lollartron pickups, with excellent hum rejection. The pickups are routed through the traditional three-way switch and individual volume and tone controls and topped with clear knobs for a distinctive look.
The Flat Black model carries Gibson’s legendary tune-o-matic bridge with aluminum stopbar tailpiece (our SKU# H95943), and there’s a Bigsby option on the Olive Drab Green model featured here. Both renditions are equipped with high-quality Grover Rotomatic tuners. All hardware is treated to Gibson’s proprietary VOS process for a gently aged vintage look.
Every Chris Cornell ES-335 comes protected in a black leatherette hardshell case with plush charcoal lining and includes a Certificate of Authenticity and owner’s manual.
Grab a guitar with classic style and great sound. Order this special 335 today.
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Comments about Gibson Chris Cornell 335 Electric Guitar with Bigsby Tremolo:
Ok let's be honest here, I was one the guy desperately waiting for a nontraditional ES-335, more oriented towards modern Rock. I was digging for the DG-335, long gone and out of reach. And here we are, Gibson finally produced the ultimate Rock Beast; the CC-335. This guitar is an amazing piece of inspiration. I just received mine, I was worried about buying a guitar online but I swear, this is the state of the art. The actions are perfect and fast and the Lollartrons sounds like heaven. While I'm doing a lot of cover, I am also creating my own riffs and kind of getting good at it. This guitar is so inspiring that I am turning more and more intro creation and sounds exploration. The Bigsby is a great idea and stay tuned, no issues at all, just pure fun and more possibilities. This one is exactly what I needed and was waiting for since a long time ago. Even though I am not a Cornell fan, I must admit he ended up with a pure rock jewel.