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    Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar with Case

    Stripped down, snotty, and brash - just like the music of Green Day. This is a serious, no-nonsense rock and roll machine, with a single H90 pickup for noiseless, high-output riffing.

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    Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar (with Case) Product Description

    You know who Billie Joe Armstrong is, right? You know, that bratty-punk-turned-rock-opera-writing-super-star. Well, let us introduce you to his best friend; "Floyd." Armstrong's signature guitar is modeled closely after his original 1956 Les Paul Junior, which he so loving refers to as "Floyd." With a solid mahogany body and neck and nickel hardware, the Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior combines the best features of a vintage Junior with some modern twists.

    Special H-90 Pickup

    Gibson's H-90 stacked double coil pickup is the result of a close collaboration with Billie Joe Armstrong. It offers the snarl and punch of a classic, vintage P-90, but with none of the 60-cycle hum that usually plagues traditional singlecoil pickups. This was accomplished by simply taking two singlecoils and stacking them on top of each other, resulting in the hum cancellation effect that occurs in a regular humbucker. With a few adjustments, Gibson's engineers were then able to secure the vintage sonic characteristics of the singlecoil, making the H-90 another example of Gibson's drive to stay one step ahead.

    '60s Slim-Taper Neck Profile

    No guitar neck profiles are more distinguishable than the neck profiles employed on the Gibson models of today. The '60s neck profile on the Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior is the more modern, slim-tapered neck most commonly associated with the Les Paul and SG models of the early 1960s. As with all Gibson necks, it is machined in Gibson's rough mill using wood shapers to make the initial cuts. Once the rosewood fingerboard gets glued on, the rest-including the final sanding-is done by hand. That means there are no two necks with the exact same dimensions. So while it still has the basic characteristics of the '60s slim-taper profile, each neck will be slightly different, with a distinct but traditional feel.

    Solid Mahogany Body and Set-Neck Construction

    Two of the most central features of the Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior are its solid mahogany body, and its set-neck construction, or glued neck joint. Like the majority of Gibson's classic guitars, the neck of the Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior is set into the body's neck cavity using glue, which ensures a "wood-to-wood" contact, no air space in the neck cavity, and maximum contact between the neck and the body, thus allowing the neck and body to function as a single unit. The result? Better tone, better sustain, and no loose or misaligned necks. As with all Gibson woods, the regimen involved in selecting the right body wood and the formula to dry it out is extensive. First, the wood is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled wood experts before it enters the Gibson factories. Inside the Gibson factories, humidity is maintained at 45 percent, and the temperature at 70 degrees. This ensures all woods are dried to a level of "equilibrium," where the moisture content does not change during the manufacturing process. This guarantees tight-fitting joints and no expansion, and controls the shrinkage and warping of the woods, in addition to reducing the weight. It also improves the woods' machinability and finishing properties, and adherence to glue. Consistent moisture content means that a Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior will respond evenly to temperature and humidity changes long after it leaves the factory.

    Wraparound Tailpiece

    A classic piece of hardware, the non-compensated wraparound bridge/tailpiece on the Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior offers a simplicity and functionality that is hard to match. It provides a firm seating for the strings, and allows the player to adjust intonation and string height as needed. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent tone and sustain.

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    Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Jr. Technical Description

    Manufactured In: Nashville, TN

    Body Top Species: Mahogany

    Neck Species: Mahogany

    Profile: 1960 Slim taper

    Peghead Pitch: 17 degrees

    Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.810

    Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.875

    Heel Length: 0.625

    Neck Joint Location: 16

    Fingerboard Species: Rosewood * Ebony on the Classic White

    Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.

    Total Length: 18.062

    Number of Frets: 22

    Nut Width: 1.687

    Width at 12th Fret: 2.260

    Inlays: Pearloid Dots

    Hardware Plating Finish: Nickel

    Bridge: Non-compensated wraparound

    Knobs: Black Top Hat

    Tuners: White Button Strip

    Pickups: H-90 stacked double coil

    Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone

    Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046

    Case: Billie Joe Armstrong case

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    Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar (with Case) Catalog Description

    Billie Joe's version of the 1956 Les Paul Junior@Mahogany body@Set mahogany neck with 1960 slim-taper profile@H-90 stacked humbucker@Includes case

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