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Gibson Dave Grohl ES-335 Pelham Blue


Available Colors: Pelham Blue

In his successful segue from drummer with legendary Nirvana to guitarist, singer and songwriter with Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl has eternally secured his reputation as one of the most influential alternative rockers of our time. Dave’s choice of electric guitar—surprising to some, a traditionally inspired semi-acoustic—further emphasizes his individuality, and declares his dedication to tone, style, and classic Gibson quality. To celebrate Dave’s achievements, Gibson Memphis introduces the Dave Grohl ES-335, a guitar made in the tradition of the great thinline vintage semi-acoustics, with Dave’s signature apparent from every angle in its distinctive looks, sound and feel.

Built to the specs of a great vintage ES-335, the Dave Grohl Signature model also exhibits visual characteristics of the Trini Lopez model of the ’60s, a guitar that Dave has played on several Foo Fighter tours and recordings. The foundation follows the familiar laminated maple top and back, with a solid maple core with cedar rim liners, with characteristic diamond f-holes in the guitar’s top like the Trini model that inspired it. The mahogany neck is glued in with a historic large mortise-and-tenon joint, and has a hand-selected dark, one-piece rosewood fingerboard with acrylic split-diamond inlays and a Corian nut cut to perfection on our PLEK. A superb playing feel is assured by a neck profile with optimum comfort, with stand-out looks from the striking Firebird-style six-a-side headstock. Stellar tone from mean to mellow is assured by a pair of Dave’s preferred Burstbucker pickups, a #2 in the neck and a hotter #3 in the bridge, with the classic control assembly and hardware complement. This limited edition sees 200 available in Pelham Blue and 400 in Metallic Gold.

    • Type: Semi-Hollow
    • Top: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
    • Back: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
    • Binding: White
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    • Species: Mahogany Neck/Maple Spline
    • Truss Rod: Legacy
    • Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
    Neck Fit
    • Joint: Mortise & Tenon
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"
    • Species: Rosewood
    • Frets: 22
    • Radius: 12"
    • Binding: White
    • Inlays: Acrylic Split Diamond Inlays
    • Nut to 12th: 1.6875" / 2.062"
    • Material: Corian
    • Width: 1.6875"
    • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
    • Type: Gibson Dave Grohl
    • Logo: Gold 'Gibson' Logo
    • Truss Rod Cover: Black
    • Model: MINI Grover
    • Tuning Ratio: 14:1
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Type: ABR
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Type: Stop Bar
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver Inserts
    • Pickguard: None
    • Strings: .010 - .046
    • Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins
    • Neck Position: BurstBucker 2
    • Bridge Position: BurstBucker 3
    • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
    • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
    • Type: CTS 500K
    • Capacitors Orange Drop
    • Switch: Three-Way Switchcraft
    • Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"
    • Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • Type: Hardshell - Silkscreened Signature


In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Because Gibson brand guitars are handcrafted, it is normal for some measurements to vary from those listed.