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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, 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.

Years of Production: 
1954 - 1979

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, laminated Spruce top, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Tortoiseshell pickguard, trapezoid inlays, two control knobs, 20 frets

Notable Players: John Lennon, George Harrison, Barry Gibb

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • J-160E
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1958
Categories
Back Material
  • Mahogany