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EPIPHONE ANNOUNCES BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG LES PAUL JUNIOR

Epiphone presents the new Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior electric guitar, available in Australia in February 2022. As the go-to guitar from the five-time GRAMMY Award-winning frontman for Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong and Epiphone collaborated to bring to life his beloved Les Paul Junior guitar.

Epiphone is proud to present Billie Joe’s instantly recognizable Epiphone Les Paul Junior–in the striking Classic White finish–which has shared the stage with him across the globe for decades. The Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior features a slab Mahogany body and a set neck, and Indian Laurel fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, a powerful PRO P-90 pickup, and master volume and tone controls with CTS potentiometers, making it rock-solid choice for pros and beginners alike. The Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior has Billie Joe’s autograph as an emblem on the back of the headstock and comes with a deluxe leopard, faux fur-lined custom hardshell case.

“Working with Billie Joe Armstrong over the years has been an absolute honor for our team,” says Aljon Go, Epiphone Product Manager. “The new Epiphone Billie Joe Armstrong signature guitars will help inspire a whole new generation of guitarists with an accessible, quality instrument to blaze their path in making music, just as Billie has throughout his Grammy Award-winning career.”

Watch and share the new video for the Epiphone Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior, below. Shot on location at Broken Guitars, in Oakland, CA, the clip features Gibson Generation Group player Charlotte Milstein and Michael Mininger performing Green Day’s “Basket Case.”

Originally hailed as punk revivalists blindsiding the mainstream from the margins, Green Day has become one of rock’s sturdiest institutions, a band whose sound threads the three-chords-and-a-head-rush excitement that runs through everything from East bay punk, power pop, 60s garage and hard rock. The band, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, has released thirteen studio albums to date including the Diamond-selling Dookie, punk rock opera album turned Broadway musical American Idiot and their latest album Father of All, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums and #4 on the Billboard 200, resulting in the band’s 11th U.S. Top-10 album.

Outside of Green Day, Billie Joe also fronts The Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Longshot, and The Coverups. In 2013, he teamed with jazz singer and pianist Norah Jones in a project to re-create the classic 1958 Everly Brothers album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us that they titled Foreverly. Last year Armstrong launched The No Fun Monday’s series. The series saw Armstrong putting his signature melodic-punk spin on the songs that have formed the soundtrack to his life, including classics by John Lennon, Billy Bragg, and Johnny Thunders.

The Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior electric guitar will be available in Australia in February 2022, distributed by Australis Music Group