Gibson J-160E (Model AS16) 2006 Sunburst

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  • $1,300$1,700

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.  As with other Gibson dreadnoughts, the J-160E transitioned from a sloped shoulder to a square shoulder body shape in the late-'60s.

This price guide entry relates to the AS16 modern edition (not the 1990s reissue). Includes regular saddle and P-100 pickup.

Years of Production: 
2003, 2005 - 2008

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

Notable Players: John Lennon, George Harrison, Barry Gibb

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