Made in the image of the seminal J-200 “Super Jumbo,” the biggest acoustic flat-top guitar of its day, the J-180 is designed to pump out plenty of volume while remaining crisp, clear and well-defined. To that end, Gibson partners a premium solid Sitka spruce top with solid maple back and sides, a tonewood combination that yields unparalleled punch and articulation, while remaining sweet and rich for more nuanced playing styles. Scalloped traditional J-180 X-bracing under the top, a graduated Tusq saddle and a genuine bone nut further ensure a lively, resonant instrument.
Taking all this masterful tone through your amplification system of choice is a Fishman Matrix VT preamp and piezo pickup system. Providing hassle-free amplified performance and accurate acoustic tone in a low-profile package, the Matrix VT system comprises the world’s most popular under-saddle acoustic pickup along with active volume and tone controls in a soundhole-edge-mounted preamp that minimizes impact on the instrument’s acoustic qualities. As you would expect, the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 is equipped with a top-flight hardware set, including nickel Gotoh tuners with efficient 14:1 turns ratio, and a traditional “belly up” pin bridge made from East Indian rosewood.
And to make it all superbly playable, Gibson gives the 24-3/4”-scale mahogany neck a modified “V” profile to Armstrong’s own specs, creating a feel that’s extremely comfortable in the hand, with a 1.725” width at the nut for a roomy, un-cramped fingerboard. Each Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 comes with a black Gibson hardshell case with plush blue lining, an Owner’s Manual, and Gibson Gold Warranty so you’re covered on the road and at home.
|Model:||Billie Joe Armstrong J-180|
|Top Wood:||Sitka Spruce|
|Bracing:||Traditional J-180 X-Braced Top|
|Back & Sides Wood:||Maple|
|Neck Wood:||1-piece Mahogany|
|Neck Shape:||Modified "V" Profile|
|Fingerboard Inlays:||Mother of Pearl Graduated Stars|
|Scale Length:||24 3/4"|
|Width at Nut:||1.725"|
|Binding:||Multi-ply Top, Single Ply Back Binding|
|Rosette:||Traditional Double Ring|
|Tuners:||Nickel Gotoh Tuners|
|Bridge:||East Indian Rosewod Traditional Belly Up with Tusq Saddle|
|Pickguard:||Traditional Double Tortoise J-180 Pick Guards highlighted by the top's natural woodgrain visible underneath each guard|
|Case:||Gibson Standard Hardshell Case|
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