Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale:

Just opened 2019 Gibson Chris Cornell ES-335 Tribute-Olive Drab Green number 70 of 250, serial number 109990303.

The original owner purchased one in 2018. He loved it so much he purchased this one in January 2019 and NEVER opened the box. Fast forward to August 2020. We have a couple of cool guitars he wants and trades us his unopened Chris Cornell.

Needless to say, we can’t take in is guitar without inspecting it. So, after a year and a half, on Aug 6/2020, this beauty sees the light of day again. It is, of course, perfect and unplayed. (See photos of Our Founder opening the box and case for the first time ever.) It checks out 100%.

Aside from very limited demo here in the store you will be the first actual player of this rare collector’s item.

Gibson states:

“The voice of a generation, an artist for all time"

Chris Cornell was a modern innovator who left a legacy that transcends genres or expectations. His voice carried a generation into the unknown, but somehow always got us back home. We miss him dearly. When we first partnered with Chris to work on his original Gibson ES-335 Artist Model, it was immediately clear that he also had an innovative eye for guitar design. Features like the aged Lollartron humbucking pickups, clear “no number” top hat knobs, and Olive Drab satin finish, make this guitar one of our most distinct Artist Models to date. The Mother of Pearl Chris Cornell “signature” peghead inlay makes this limited run of 250 pieces an exclusive tribute to the celebrated artist.

Imperial Guitar says:

Here is a rare chance to own a significant signature special edition model. Don’t pass this up!

Shipping cost reflects the amount needed to insure the value properly.
Chris Cornell ES-335 Tribute Specifications


Body Shape: ES

Top: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple

Back: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple

Bracing: Spruce

Rim Material: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple

Centerblock: Maple

Binding: Cream

Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Material: Quarter Sawn Mahogany

Profile: Rounded "C"

Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm

Fingerboard Material: Dark Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Number Of Frets: 22

Frets: Medium Jumbo - 18% Nickel Silver

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.84mm

End of Board Width: 2.24" / 56.92mm

Inlays: Pearloid Dots


Finish: VOS Nickel

Bridge: Tune-O-Matic

Tailpiece: Bigsby B-7 Vibrola

Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatics

Pickguard: 5-ply Black

Truss Rod Cover: Legacy Black/White

Control Knobs: Clear, No Number Top Hat Knobs

Switch Tip: Cream


Neck Pickup: Aged Lollartron Neck

Bridge Pickup: Aged Lollartron Bridge

Controls: MTC Plus : 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, 1 output jack, hand-wired with 500K potentiometers and orange drop capacitors


Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

Case: Hardshell

Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity & Gibson Accessories Kit

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Olive Drab Green
Original Hard
23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
5:31 PM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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