He can crank out the grind with the best of them, and his electric chops have helped to establish his band Green Day as the premier punk band of its generation. But Billie Joe Armstrong has proved his prowess at a more nuanced acoustic tune time and again. The acoustic guitar propelled Green Day’s international mega-hit “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” and was a cornerstone of the band’s epic 2004 release American Idiot
. Through it all, Armstrong’s instrument of choice has been a Gibson.
To honor his achievements, Gibson introduces the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180, crafted by