Billie Joe Armstrong and Gibson Guitars join forces again this time for the Les Paul Junior signature model guitar.
“Ever since I bought ‘Floyd,’ my 1956 Sunburst Jr, in the early 2000s I have been addicted,” Armstrong said via a Gibson press release. “It’s a simple, raw, and powerful guitar that has a sound that just can’t be beat! Plug it straight into any tube amp, crank it, and it will roar!”
The Les Paul Junior signature model comes with a mahogany neck with Armstrong's SlimTaper profile, rosewood fretboard, Graph Tech nut, and Armstrong’s signature on the truss rod cover. The mahogany body is equipped with a wraparound bridge/tailpiece and a P-90 DC Dogear pickup. The P-90 DC includes a modernized version of the Sidewinder dual-coil technology that was first developed by Seth Lover in 1958, “delivering a hum-free P-90 with the most authentic P-90 tonality yet, retaining the classic sound of a single coil P-90 while eliminating the noise.”
The guitar will be available in two lacquer finishes - Silver Mist and Vintage Ebony Gloss - and includes a custom protector hardshell case sporting a pink exterior and leopard-print interior.
“The collaboration between Billie Joe and Gibson has been long standing, popular and successful,” said Gibson master luthier Jim DeCola. “Billie Joe has previously used our P-90 and P-100 pickups to great effect and for him to choose the P-90 DC on his latest guitar is quite an honor.”
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