Vintage Gibson J-160E Sunburst 1956
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Gibson J-160E 1955 - 1969

Gibson J-160E 1955 - 1969

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Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • J-160E
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1955 - 1969
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Active Preamp
  • No
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Color Family
  • Brown
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Model Family
  • Gibson J-160
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson J-160E
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Frets
  • 20
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Pickup
  • Surface Mounted Pickup
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Series
  • Gibson Kalamazoo Factory Era
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
String Type
  • Steel
Top Material
  • High Pressure Laminate

Overview

One of Gibson's early attempts at a production acoustic-electric guitar, the J-160e was a round-shouldered dreadnought with a single-coil pickup installed at the end of the fingerboard. This guitar features two control knobs, a Mahogany body, 3-ply laminated top (the 1954 model is the only one with a spruce top), and Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays. Like the Epiphone Casino, this guitar's status has been greatly influenced by its use by the Beatles.

While production did continue through much of the Norlin era, the guitars from 1970 - 1979 do have some major changes to shape and construction.

Notable Players: John Lennon, George Harrison, Barry Gibb

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