The Gibson Les Paul Junior has been tied to punk rock from the 1970's onwards, when as relatively affordable guitars, their direct, punchy tone became a key ingredient in the sound of the genre as a whole. In recent times, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has become particularly associated with the Les Paul Junior, and this Gibson signature is a fitting tribute to the musician and the guitar.
Modelled on one of Armstrong's own 1956 models, this 2009 Billie Joe Amrstrong Les Paul Junior features a slab mahogany body finished in a Classic White lacquer, which has already begun to age and slightly yellow in the last 10 years. The body is fitted with a Gibson custom wound H90, featuring a double coil design that gives you P90 tones with the hum cancelling of a humbucker. The neck features a '60s slim taper profile as opposed to the chunkier '50s feel you would expect from a vintage Les Paul Junior, and an Ebony fretboard. Other features include a vintage style wraparound bridge, Kluson style tuners with white plastic buttons, and single ply black pickguard. This guitar also includes it original leopard print lined case.