Item #1600551 Model #ECJ180LSFRBNH1

Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom J-180 LS Acoustic-Electric Guitar Frost Blue


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Recreate the iconic sound of rock royalty.

The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom J-180 LS acoustic-electric guitar provides vintage appeal and tone. With a thermally aged spruce top and mahogany back and sides, this guitar produces a balanced acoustic sound with crisp highs, warm lows and rich sustain. The iconic star inlays and open-book headstock capture the look of a classic Gibson acoustic, while the 25.5" scale length mahogany neck and laurel fingerboard feel familiar and fast.

Vintage Materials for Authentic Tone

The all-wood construction, including a thermally aged spruce top and mahogany back and sides, gives this guitar an authentic acoustic voice with shimmering highs, punchy mids and resonant bass. The scalloped X-bracing pattern provides vintage-style support for the top, resulting in a balanced tone with chimey treble and meaty low end. The tonewood combination and bracing result in an acoustic sound reminiscent of '50s and '60s Gibson guitars.

Familiar Neck and Fingerboard

The mahogany neck has a comfortable C-profile and 25.5" scale length, which will feel familiar to most guitarists. The 12" radius laurel fingerboard features 20 medium-jumbo frets for effortless fretting and chording. The iconic mother-of-pearl star inlays provide a stylish touch along with visual fingerboard reference points.

Plugged-In Versatility

The L.R. Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup and preamp system provide natural acoustic sound for live performance and recording. With volume, bass and treble controls, you can shape your tone to suit any musical situation. The system's discreet design maintains the instrument's clean aesthetic.

Iconic Gibson Style

With star inlays, an open-book headstock and a double pickguard, this Inspired by Gibson Custom J-180 LS embodies the stylish look of a classic Gibson acoustic. The star inlays have been featured on Gibson acoustics since the 1930s and are an eye-catching yet understated touch. The open-book headstock is also a hallmark of Gibson acoustics, with its elegant shape and mother of pearl logo. Together, with the double pickguard, these appointments capture the vintage vibe of iconic Gibson acoustics from the mid-20th century.

Modern Playability

While the J-180 LS may look vintage, it plays with thoroughly modern comfort thanks to its mahogany neck and laurel fingerboard. The mahogany neck has a fast yet substantial C-shaped profile that fits comfortably in your hand. The laurel fingerboard has a 12" radius for low, buzz-free action. Medium jumbo frets make forming barre chords and bends easy across the 25.5" scale length. An L.R. Baggs VTC pickup provides natural plugged-in tone for the stage. The Inspired by Gibson Custom J-180 LS gives you the style and sound of a classic acoustic with the premium playability of a modern guitar.

  • Body type: J-180
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.72" (43.79 mm)
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Material: Laurel
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlay: Mother-of-pearl dot
  • Pickup: L.R. Baggs VTC
  • Controls: Soundhole-mounted volume and tone
  • Tuner: No
  • Bridge: Laurel
  • Tuning machines: Epiphone Deluxe with Keystone buttons
  • Plating: nickel
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Country of Origin: China


  • Thermally aged solid spruce top with scalloped X-bracing
  • Solid mahogany back and sides with one-piece mahogany neck
  • Iconic star mother-of-pearl inlays and Gibson-style open book headstock
  • L.R. Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup and preamp system