Gibson 70th Anniversary John Lennon Imagine J160e
Made in USA  
Production is strictly limited 70th Anniversary Lennon J-160Es, 70 John Lennon "Imagine" models and 70 John Lennon Museum models. Each model comes with a special hardshell case,  owner's manual and literature for Gibson's Gold Warranty.
 

1 of 70 "Imagine" models. Super Rare and collectible.

A sound investment that genuinely sounds terrific! The Soft white finish shows some age as well as some stand marks in the neck/headstock area, some minor discolouration on the guitar but it feels and looks good in the flesh and is extremely common on these guitars. We've had the pleasure of having a couple come through the repair centre and this one is actually one of the nicest we've seen. Frets are in great shape, neck relief and action all very playable. Plugged it the guitar sounds very good too..

The 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E is built in the exacting image of the groundbreaking original J-160E of the 1950s and '60s. Much as with the design of the archetypal jazz guitar, the ES-175, just a few years before, Gibson applied a great deal of forward-looking, out-of-the-box thinking to the design of the J-160E in 1954. Prior to the arrival of this guitar, players of acoustic flat-tops struggled to be heard on stage, performing into inefficient microphones, or hassling with add-on soundhole pickups that usually faired little better.

To build one of the world's first truly successful electro-acoustic guitars, Gibson re-drew the blueprint: it crafted a three-layer laminated Sitka spruce top with ladder bracing specifically to resist feedback, used a mahogany back and sides for added warmth and richness, added an adjustable bridge, and installed a P-90 pickup (without traditional cover) beneath the top at the end of the fingerboard, along with a single volume and tone control and a 1/4" output jack. In addition, the guitar's solid mahogany neck was attached at the 15th fret to give performers plenty of access to the highest of the instrument's jumbo frets.

Other historically accurate details on the 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E models include its laminated Sitka spruce top, multi-ply top binding, single-ply back binding, traditional soundhole rosette, bone nut, comfortable rounded neck profile and period-correct adjustable acoustic guitar bridge. In remembrance of John Lennon, the guitars' headstocks are inlaid with John Lennon's signature, and their Indian rosewood fingerboards carry mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays with Lennon's date of birth inscribed at the 12th-fret marker.

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Listed8 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E Imagine
Finish
  • Imagine Museum
Categories
Year
  • 2010
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
On-board Electronics
  • Magnetic Pickup
Color Family
  • White
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson J-160E
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Model Family
  • Gibson J-160
Series
  • Gibson Montana Factory Era
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Artist
  • John Lennon
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Frets
  • 20

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