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. In the early '60s Gibson started an adjustable saddle in the bridge which is considered undesirable by most collectors. 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
  • 1963
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Top Material
  • Spruce

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