Get the tone
Armstrong has played many acoustic guitars over the years from a Guild F50 to a Taylor 514C. However, you’ll most commonly see him with a Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong J180 acoustic or a Gibson J45. For strumming and picking parts like these a larger, dreadnought style body will give you the required punch and depth to fill out a mix. I recorded this on a Gibson J-35 Collector’s Edition with a Telefunken ELAM260 mic.