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Billie Joe Armstrong J 180 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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With the cooperative effort of this talented artist and the master acoustic builders in Montana, Gibson introduces the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180, crafted by the acclaimed luthiers of Bozeman, Montana... Read More

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Overview

With the cooperative effort of this talented artist and the master acoustic builders in Montana, Gibson introduces the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180, crafted by the acclaimed luthiers of Bozeman, Montana, and now available in a first initial run that will be limited to 100 guitars for 2011.

The instrument is styled after the J-180 “Jumbo,” a guitar designed as a scaled-down version of the big, rounded SJ-200 “Super Jumbo” (played by Elvis, Johnny Cash, and others). Legendary in its own right, the J-180 formed the basis for the distinctive Everly Brothers model of the ’60s, and remains one of Gibson’s most popular flat-tops.

With its big 16”-wide body, the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 can bang out the rhythm with gusto and fury – as countless country, blues, and rock and roll frontmen have discovered for five decades – but it’s also a sultry performer for mellower moments, purring with a tone that only premium solid tonewoods and uncompromising Gibson construction can achieve.

And when you need to take it up on stage, a built-in Fishman VT pickup system makes it a snap, providing an easy plug-n-play solution through any amplification or PA rig, without impeding the guitar’s natural acoustic tone. Being the main squeeze of a guy who’s still a punk at heart, though, the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 is dressed to impress, in a hand-sprayed Ebony nitrocellulose finish with custom double tortoiseshell J-180 pickguards, graduated mother-of-pearl star inlays on its Indian Rosewood fingerboard, and a black truss-rod cover with Billie Joe Armstrong signature.

Whether you’re looking to drive the band through the home stretch, or accompany your solo singer/songwriter moments with deep, rich acoustic tone that’s classic Gibson, the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 is one to check out.

Features
  • Sitka Spruce top with Eastern Maple back and sides
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with Reverse Belly Rosewood bridge
  • Hand-scalloped, traditional J-180 X-bracing
  • SystemBound Indian Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl graduated Star inlays
  • Double Moustache pick guard with natural wood masked backing
  • Compound Double Dovetail neck the body joint
  • Antiqued Ebony Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Engraved "Billy Joe" truss rod cover
  • Fishman Matrix VT reamp and piezo pickup
  • Nickel Gotoh tuners with efficient 14:1 turn ratio
  • Billy Joe signed label with first 100 units
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