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Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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That's why Billie Joe rocks a vintage Junior and why you'll love the Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior electric guitar. Billie Joe's signature model is a modern re-creation of the vintage Juniors he plays on stage. While the Junior may have started life as a budget model, it has proven it has the muscle to deliver the powerful sounds needed for modern music. The flat-top, single-cutaway mahogany body and single dog-ear, double-coil H-90 pickup combination is unbeatable for punchy, defined-yet-dirty tone. The mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard (ebony on classic white model) and '1960 slim-tapered neck profile is comfy and gives you something solid to hold on to. It also has a wraparound compensated bridge, nickel tuners, and volume and tone controls.

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FEATURES

  • Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • 1960 slim-tapered neck profile
  • Rosewood fretboard (ebony on classic white model)
  • 22 frets
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1.695" nut width
  • 12" fretboard radius
  • Fixed wraparound compensated bridge
  • Double-coil humbucking H-90 bridge pickup
  • Volume control
  • Tone control
  • Nickel hardware
  • Lacquer finish
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GibsonBillie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 43 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

BEST GUITAR EVER.

This guitar is amazing. It has that nice, punchy, punk-rock sound, but is much better than expected. I tried it out for the first time and immediately bought one. I love it...Read complete review

This guitar is amazing. It has that nice, punchy, punk-rock sound, but is much better than expected. I tried it out for the first time and immediately bought one. I love it that much. I expected the price to be way higher, but it seems as though you can get rock perfection for a cheap price these days! The nice, smooth body makes it excellent for playing. Also, the weight of the guitar is very light, making it easy to perform in front of a crowd. It looks great. Highly reccommended. Trust me, even if you're not a Billie Joe Armstrong fanatic (I don't understand why you WOULDN'T be one), this guitar seriously delivers everything you could ask for.

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Was 4 now 3

Ive had this guitar for almost 2 years now and I love the sound but I can't stand the intonation. No matter how hard I try to work the non compensated bridge me are...Read complete review

Ive had this guitar for almost 2 years now and I love the sound but I can't stand the intonation. No matter how hard I try to work the non compensated bridge me are any tech who has touched it can't get a good intonation. The E is in tune, then A goes out. A is intonated then G isnt.

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(128 of 168 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST GUITAR EVER.

By Green_Day_Freak

from New York

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing. It has that nice, punchy, punk-rock sound, but is much better than expected. I tried it out for the first time and immediately bought one. I love it that much. I expected the price to be way higher, but it seems as though you can get rock perfection for a cheap price these days! The nice, smooth body makes it excellent for playing. Also, the weight of the guitar is very light, making it easy to perform in front of a crowd. It looks great. Highly reccommended. Trust me, even if you're not a Billie Joe Armstrong fanatic (I don't understand why you WOULDN'T be one), this guitar seriously delivers everything you could ask for.

(63 of 89 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This guitar is one of the best that Gibson has ever made. I have been playing the guitar for about 10 years, and I love this one. I always have and always will be a huge Green Day fan, and I love Billie Joe's playing style. This is a great guitar if you want to sound just like Billie.

(50 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

ooooh!

By drummin4fun517

from Madison, WI

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I didn't purchase the guitar (due to lack of money, haha) but I was able to plug in and play the Billie Joe Armstrong signature at my local guitar center. I have to say, it is everything that everyone says it is. It's loud, it's punk, but it still has amazing sound quality. I would definately recommend this if you're going for loud, but great sound. I know i would've brought it home that day if i was able to!

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for anyody

By beau1045

from Oceanside, California

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This is probably one of the best guitars I have ever played. Billie Joe is my idol and this guitar gets the Green Day sound that everyone wants! Even though this guitar only has one pickup, that is what Billie wanted. This is made according to his specifications. I've had this one about a year now and I love it as much as the day I got it. To really get that Green Day sound, play it on a Line 6 or Mesa Boogie. I'll admit that this guitar is a little pricey but it is worth every penny if you ask me. This guitar can not only give you the perfect Green Day sound but it's not just for Green Day. You can play just about anything on this junior. This is worth every penny!

(13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By guitarman147

from Wilton, CT

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

this guitar is awsome i got it for my birthday the slim 60 neck is great and the h-90 pickup screams one word distorition if you like green day or if you just want a great guitar you found it this guitar plays like a dream my advice buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!

(12 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pickup

By gibson guy

from dallas, texas

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

for all you people who have thought that this guitar didnt make any improvements from the origional version, your wrong. first of all look at the pickup. you might be thinking not humbucker, doesnt deserve my attention, well if you actually read the product features than you might know that this is not just a simple p-90 pickup. it is a double coil p-90, so it acts like a humbucker by canceling out hum, but still holding the same sound and charactoristics as the p-90.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

you won't find a better guitar

By sean

from massachusetts

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

this guitar is amazing it has just the sound i've always been looking for. I don't have the guitar myself but i am buying it. i plugged it in at the guitar center and boom lights out. its perfect for punk with the edgy sound like american idiot.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Nice Junior

By Barney Rubble

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

Despite all the anti and pro Green Day nonsense this guitar is a nice 50's style LP junior. And despite all the grumbling about "only one pickup" a good Les Paul Junior is one of the most versatile guitars ever produced. A quality slab of mahogany coupled with a one piece neck and a P-90 pickup is a very dynamic combination. Rock and Roll, Country, Jazz you name it it all sounds great on a nice LPJ in the right hands. The Billy Joe model differs from the standard LPJ (and YES it does differ) in that the it has the correct neck pocket (look at the pictures fer christ's sakes) it has nickel hardware, which will age nicely just like the 50's models, and it comes with a special design pickup, which sounds decent enough but I'll probably toss in a vintage P-90 at some point. The BJA also has a very tasty lacquer finish which is especially nice on the back of the vintage sunburst model. I tend to agree that the price of this instrument is on the high side. I was lucky enough to get mine new but heavily discounted with no case for considerably less than they go for used. For what it retails for, Gibson should have gone the extra yard and gave it the long neck tenon and the vintage reissue P-90. Other than than It's a nice Les Paul junior and I'm looking forward to breaking it in.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greatness

By bl 19

from Oceanside, California

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This is ten times better than a regular Junior. This is what you need. The neck is perfect for anyone to move around on and the pickup sounds amazing. The Green Day sound is in this guitar. You just need to play it to get it out. I would recommend this guitar to anyone and it is definitely worth every single penny on the price tag. It is an absolute must have!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By Brian moore

from california

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This is a very nice guitar. Much lighter to play than a standard les paul. The P-90 pickup cleans up nicely, or gets dirty for great distortion, Custom shop quality guitar.

(4 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Yeah...NO

By reality check

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I personally find it hilarious that people will spend $1500 on a guitar that is as horribly overrated as the guitarist who's name it carries. When i plugged this thing into a real amp (a marshall plexi), it sounded dull and much flatter compared to the other guitars i had played that day. there are hundreds of guitars that play and sound infinately better than this one at the same price or much much lower, so I beg you Green Day fans, follow your own ears rather than your worship of a mind numbingly simple guitarist, and be treated as your musical tendencies evolve, to much better and more versatile guitats.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Was 4 now 3

By Jayjaded

from Montreal

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

Ive had this guitar for almost 2 years now and I love the sound but I can't stand the intonation. No matter how hard I try to work the non compensated bridge me are any tech who has touched it can't get a good intonation. The E is in tune, then A goes out. A is intonated then G isnt.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Junior ever

By LA24

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This junior is the best I've played my whole entire life. Nothing gets better than a Gibson Les Paul. This one exceeds all expectations by far. Although it only has one pickup, it still sounds great, especially if you want the Green Day sound. This guitar was made to Billie Joe's specifications, that is why it only has one pickup. The neck is perfect for anybody, and the sound you get out of this thing is amazing. It is worth every dollar.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Perfect

By love it

from california

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

One of the best juniors I have ever played. Well pretty much one of the best guitar period. I mean who couldn't love this guitar? The pickup is sweet! The neck is perfect. It sounds amazing! And it's anything you could ever ask for from a junior. You can play anything on it, not just the Green Day style punk. It's perfect for anything you play. BUY THIS GUITAR!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not What you would expect

By David

from Kansas City, KS

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

If your looking for the green day sound Specifically, get a mesa boogie. u do get the green day sound out of this, just u have to work at you amp. I recomend using the mid tone a lot, it gets that punchy green day tone mostly. i really love the intonation on this guitar, it works very well. on the lower 3 strings, it has less tension, witch contributes to the sound but is also very fun to play. have to admit, this is one sweet guitar. little expensive though.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LES PAUL JUNIOR!

By Green Day all day

from Pensacola, FL

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

Great guitar. Worth the money. Great P-90 pickup. Perfect neck. Sounds great. Green Day sound. Gibson got this one right!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Smooth playing, good looking Gibson

By ShredJackson624

from Kansas

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

This is exciting! Gibson has finally released a signature guitar from Billie Joe of Green Day. Like his style, this guitar plays great and isn't to flashy. It also has Gibson quality written all over it. First off,instrument has a small body size. It plays fast with a smooth fretboard. The pickguards and colors look really classy in person, and the pickups can dish out some huge sound. I played this through an older Crate amplifier, and gave out some great overdrive. Lastly, the price is good, and not to high for a signature. I thought this guitar would be much more in price,but this is a nice suprise. Good job Gibson on another great signature guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Billie Joe Signature Les Paul Junior

By Anonymous

from Geelong

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

The Signiture Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior is an awsome guitar for people who want a nice mid-range punchy sound on their guitar. It is also very good quality because I have the 50's model Les Paul Juniors for up to rrp$4500Aus. The single P-90 pickup may not seem much but when you pick up the guitar and plug it in it sounds awsome and it will give a clean sound with no feedback. The guitar comes in three finishes and is very glossy. Overall this is an awsome guitar exactly like the one that Billie Joe plays and if your looking for a guitar that you can belt out Green Dy songs and others this is the guitar for you.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Rock Guitar!

By neko biru ganger

from California

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

Some players might not like the rather simple ROCK design, but I think it fits great to the guitar's sound! The guitar has a nice attack and it sounds very punchy. Good for rhythmic strumming! It's very light which makes it feel like a bit cheap at first. Actually it is not that expensive! Anyway, the sound is great and I guess it's perfect for stage performance! I recommend it even if you are not a Green Day fan.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Les paul Jr What else do you need

By happywithmyguitar

from California

Comments about Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar:

I have had about 5 or 6 original 50's les paul JR's and I dont know if I just got a good Billie joe or not ,but it sounds amazing in my tweed bassman, and even better in the Bad cat.One pick up and one tone/volume. If you need more for todays rock then maybe you should take up another instrument. This guitar also comes with a cool hard case which the standard JR does not. Also mine is white. Cant get that in a standard JR . Sounds , plays and looks great. Finish on mine is flawless which is suprising considering some of the work gibson is putting out lately. I play this over my custom shop fenders and custom shop les pauls...it just sounds good. By the way this IS a REAL Les Paul.Original JR's that dont sound any differnt than these are getting awesome sums.

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