GIBSON Resurrects The Everly Brothers J-180

Gibson is celebrating the legacy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Phil and Don Everly with the return of The Everly Brothers J-180 acoustic.


The Everly Brothers J-180 features a Maple body and a Sitka spruce top, an Ebony gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, double tortoise moustache pickguards designed in cooperation with the Everly Brothers, and mother of pearl star inlays on the headstock and neck. The Everly Brothers J-180 also features a bone nut and saddle, TUSQ bridge pins, and Grover Rotomatic tuners with Keystone buttons. It comes with an L.R. Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup and preamp.

“When my father and uncle (Phil and Don Everly) first started playing and singing, the idea they’d have a signature Gibson guitar with their name on it would be ludicrous in the extreme,” said Jason Everly. “The fact that The Everly Brothers were given such free reign to design such a radical acoustic guitar (for that time), was beyond amazing. In my opinion, the Gibson J-180 Everly Brothers model is the most beautiful acoustic guitar ever built.

“At a glance, in that first split second, before your brain takes in the whole image of the guitar, you have an emotional connection. You are looking right at Rock ‘n’ Roll, in its original form and spirit. It’s different. It’s beautiful and it makes you feel like you can change the world. My family is so grateful and humbled by all the care and dedication Gibson has put into our new Everly Brothers J-180. All the details, all the spirit and all the artistic dedication. It’s something only Gibson could do, and we are so proud to be a part of it.”

The Everly Brothers J-180 is available here for $4,999.

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