New Gibson Kristofferson SJ
June 23, 2017, Johnny joined Kris Kristofferson on stage at the
Glastonbury Festival, UK, playing a guitar that looked very much like
Kris' own. It is likely a Gibson Kristofferson SJ, made in honor
of Kris' own trademark Southern Jumbo. It is reportedly limited
to just 300 guitars.
Gibson Kristofferson SJ on Gibson.com
New Gibson J-180 Everly Brothers Flattop
Johnny arrived in Tokyo on June 19, 2017 for the Pirates 5 Japan
Premiere, he was spotted carrying this beautiful guitar through the
airport. It appears to be a J-180 Everly Brothers Gibson, made
popular by the legendary duo from the 1950's. The guitar features
5 point star inlays and a double tortoise-shell pickguard. It was
issued in the 1960's and 70's and re-issued in the 80's. A
current edition of the J-180 has been made in honor of Billie Joe
Armstrong of Green Day. In some close-ups of Johnny's guitar, one
can barely make out the name "Everly" on the fretboard, and a Hollywood
Vampires pick can also be seen tucked in the strings.
20 Essential Facts About The Gibson J-180
Updated Gibson Acoustic seen at Hunter S. Thompson tribute
played slide guitar at a tribute to Thompson in Louisville, KY in 1996.
Not much detail can be seen, but there is a pickguard, there
decorative inlays in the fretboard, and there is a symbol and logo on
the headstock that says Gibson. Kieran F. believes the body and
headstock to be an L4 or L7 archtop acoustic, probably post-1951 and
pre-1971, and that the tuning pegs are not Gibson but probably
Acoustic Guitars seen in Paul McCartney's Early Days video and MJ Kim photos
jams with Paul McCartney and some blues musicians in the 2014 Early
Days video, and poses for photographer MJ Kim for some
behind the scenes photos. The guitar seen in the video has a
shiny, smooth finish and a pickguard, while the other guitar that he
poses with in the black and white photo below has a much more
distressed finish, f-holes, and no pickguard. Kieran F. believes these both to be Gibson L5 models.
Les Paul Vari-Twelve Custom
January 25, 2014, at the Imperial 8 Ball/Duesenberg NAMM Afterparty in
Anaheim, CA, Johnny played this 12 string guitar during Steven Tyler's
performance of Seasons Of Wither. A closeup of the headstock
clearly shows 12 tuning heads. Guitar collector Jeff M., a
previous owner of this guitar, confirms that this is a 1981
Gibson Les Paul VARITWELVE Custom with solid brass nut, and 5 ply
binding around the entire fretboard. It also has a dual jack Varitone
(stereo) system factory installed. It is a very rare guitar
not any reissue. Johnny has also lent the guitar to
Perry, who can be seen with it during an interview with Guitar Center.
While the photos of Johnny playing the guitar are not very
those of Joe Perry are detailed enough to identify the guitar
positively. Many thanks to Jeff, and also to Ina and Andrea
their additional help.
and photos of Gibson Custom Vari-Twelve at MyLesPaul
Center interview with Joe Perry with Joe holding the guitar
in the photo
of the Guitar Center interview with the guitar featured
Gibson Electric Guitar seen in 2004 Mark Seliger photo shoot
guitar looks a little like a Gibson Custom ES-175, except for the color
and a fancier pickguard and tailpiece. Of course, I could be
Gibson Guitar at Vintage & Rare Guitars
Gibson Style O Guitar
newest guitars-- this vintage acoustic archtop model was given to
Johnny on his 46th Birthday in San Juan on June 9, 2009.
was also presented with a red Corvette, which was used in the filming
of The Rum Diary
will see if the guitar also makes an appearance in the movie.
Style O was manufactured by Gibson between 1902 and 1925 or later.
O - Vintage Guitars Info
O - National Music Museum
O - The Mandolin Archive