“These guitars influenced generations of musicians and world-renowned artists”: Gibson has revived the Everly Brothers’ J-180 – an iconic acoustic used to inspire The Beach Boys, Beatles and beyond

Gibson Everly Brothers J-180
(Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson has paid homage to influential rock ‘n’ roll trailblazers The Everly Brothers by reintroducing the duo’s J-180 acoustic guitar to its core Custom Shop Artist lineup.

Don and Phil Everly were as influential to the design of Gibson acoustics as they were to future generations of musicians, and worked with the firm to produce the 'Everly Brothers Flattop' signature guitar in the early ‘60s.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.