Well, you heard it here a few weeks ago, but today it became official: Gibson’s Custom Shop has announced the release of the new Dave Grohl DG-335––part of Gibson’s small but illustrious Inspired By series of signature guitars.
As called out by more than a few of our readers, the guitar is based on the old Trini Lopez signature model which Gibson produced from 1964-1971, and which in turn was basically a snazzed-up version of the classic ES-335.
Decked out in a cool Pelham Blue finish, the Dave Grohl Inspired By DG-335 bears both of the Trini Lopez model’s most unique features… a pair of diamond shaped f-holes, and of course that hard-to-miss reverse Firebird headstock.
Built in collaboration with Grohl himself––known nowadays for his work as frontman for the Foo Fighters, and previously as drummer for mega-grunge band Nirvana––the GD-335 has been upgraded with a pair of Gibson’s Burstbucker humbuckers (with the original “Patent Applied For” specs,) and will be available in both Pelham Blue, and Ebony finishes.
Other features will include a laminated maple top, back and sides, rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and Trini Lopez style “split diamond” inlays, rounded neck profile (24 ¾“ scale length,) ABR-1 Bridge and stopbar tailpiece, dual volume & tone controls, and 3-way pickup switching.
Gibson’s asking $4,468 for the Pelham Blue version, while the Ebony model will sell for $3,880.