The Billie Joe Armstrong J-180
The Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 is the latest version of this legendary guitar originally designed for the Everley Brothers as their signature model. The Green Day leader has always favored Gibson acoustics, and his signature model is sumptuous indeed. Only 300 have been made in this limited edition run so it is also a must for any collection. It features a modified V-profile neck to Armstrong’s specifications. The Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 also adds a Fishman Matrix VT preamp and piezo pickup system; an under-saddle acoustic pickup along with active volume and tone controls in a soundhole-edge-mounted preamp. It also has a traditional pin bridge. Gibson’s J-180s (and many other acoustics) are made in the company’s Bozeman, Montana, facility.