Gibson announce new Dave Grohl signature model

In recognition of the Gibson-loving Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters' continuing massiveness with latest album / TV series Sonic Highways, Gibson has announced its revisiting the discontinued ES-335 signature with a long overdue update.

The original Grohl 335 was a limited Custom Shop run and prohibitively expensive. You'll still need to free up some loose change (OK, a lot of loose change as it's $3,699, and in the UK we've seen a street price on preorders for around £2,200).

Again, it's a hybrid of sorts. The Gibson Dave Grohl ES-335 reflects the guitarist's love of Gibson's Trini Lopez model from the sixties with its Firebird-style six-a-side headstock ( with mini Grover tuners) and diamond f-holes and inlays.

Like Grohl's beloved Trini, used on many a Foo's recording, this model is available in Pelham Blue Metallic, and also a rather attractive Gold Metallic finish.

Pickups are a classic pairing of Burstbucker 2 and 3. The semi-acoustic guitar has laminated maple top and back (body is 3 ply maple/poplar/maple) with solid maple centre block.

There's a sublte Grohl signature on the back of the headstock too. So, will an Epiphone model follow this? We might be waiting an (Ever)long time for it.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.