Epiphone unveils low-cost version of Billie Joe Armstrong’s first signature Les Paul Junior

Epiphone's new Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior guitar
(Image credit: Epiphone)

The storied ranks of Epiphone Les Pauls have been joined by a minimalist new signature guitar, the Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior.

A lower-cost version of the Green Day frontman's first Gibson signature Les Paul Junior (not, it's worth nothing, his 2018 Gibson signature LP JR), the guitar is built with a slab mahogany body and a mahogany neck with an Indian laurel fretboard that boasts 22 medium jumbo frets.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.