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A Top-Flight Flat-Top for Top-Flight Artists


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.
Body and Finish
This big-bodied, round-shouldered jumbo is built from the classic tonewood combination of solid Sitka spruce top and solid maple back and sides, a formula established with the original SJ-200 “Super Jumbo” some seven decades ago. The top is supported by a scalloped X-brace, and the guitar is hand-finished in Ebony black nitrocellulose.
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Body
Neck, Fingerboard and Headstock
The guitar’s neck and headstock are made much in the tradition of many classic Gibson flat-tops, with the 24 3/4” scale length that many players enjoy, and a 1.725” width at the nut. The neck is carved from solid quarter-sawn mahogany to a modified “V” profile and a 17-degree back-angled headstock, and topped with a select rosewood fingerboard.
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Neck and Headstock
Hardware
The Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 carries a hardware set that enhances the class and quality of the instrument, without impeding its acoustic resonance. Nickel Gotoh tuners with an efficient 14:1 turns ratio grace the headstock, while a traditional “belly up” pin bridge made from rosewood carries a Tusq saddle for superb intonation and resonance. Its end pin also carries the 1/4” jack that accesses the pickup system.
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Hardware
Accessories
The Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 comes equipped in to a standard you would expect from a top-class Gibson acoustic. Each guitar includes a formfitting hardshell case with plush blue lining, an owner’s manual, and Gibson’s acclaimed Gold Warranty.
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Accessories