2007 Gibson J-160E Peace Model John Lennon Acoustic Guitar - Natural #359 of 700
Bed-ins for Peace !
Purchased new by a collector, very rarely played since new. We don't use the word "mint" to describe any used instrument, but this is as close as we get. This is collection worthy, a must for John Lennon fans. This is a Gibson reinterpretation of the most expensive guitar ever sold thru 2016 ($2.4m)!
Used by both John Lennon and George Harrison, the Gibson J-160E was heard on a lot of Beatles albums. This Gibson Montana recreation celebrates John's beloved Natural J160E with the popular round-shouldered body style with a Sitka spruce top and tropical mahogany neck, back, and sides with 4-ply top and single-ply back body binding. The neck profile, like so many of Gibson’s most popular designs, is not too fat, not too thin, and comes with a rosewood fingerboard with those distinctive pearloid trapezoid position inlays. The tortoiseshell pickguard complements the natural finish, while a traditional P-90 single-coil pickup sits in the position between the soundhole and the 20-fret neck.
Background from Gibson website: "John Lennon J-160E Peace - John Lennon couldn’t quite afford his first Gibson J-160E in 1962, pressing Beatles manager Brian Epstein to co-sign for the guitar’s purchase. Epstein obliged, and ended up purchasing not just Lennon’s, but one for George Harrison as well. Both guitars ended up making rock and roll history with the Beatles, appearing on countless studio recordings, movies, and live performances. The Gibson John Lennon J-160E Peace guitar—produced in cooperation with Yoko Ono—is a painstaking recreation of Lennon’s beloved instrument as it was in 1969, after he stripped away the psychedelic paint job he commissioned in 1967, and before he doodled caricatures of himself and Ono on the guitar’s body during their infamous 1969 “Bed-In” protests against the Vietnam War. Today’s John Lennon J-160E Peace model features the same round shoulder body design, with a Sitka spruce plywood top and mahogany back and sides, producing a full-sounding, balanced tone with warm, rich lows and crisp, presence-laden highs."
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