Limited Edition of only 70 built! Soft white finish personally requested by Yoko Ono to reflect the sentiment of John's life and music during Imagine.
Seventy years after his birth and three decades after his untimely passing, John Lennon's message of peace continues to touch the masses, and his songs still resonate in the hearts and minds of fans around the world. At the request of Yoko Ono, Gibson Guitar is proud to offer three 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E acoustic guitars to celebrate the legacy of this extraordinary artist. Accordingly, only a very limited number of these handmade acoustics will ever be available.
In 1962, John Lennon was still an up-and-coming artist, and though one of two main singer/songwriters at the heart of The Beatles, was scraping by on the little money the band was bringing in at that time. For his first quality American acoustic/electric guitar, Lennon had his sights set on a new Gibson J-160E – the problem was, he didn't have the money to buy it. With the aid of a co-signed purchase from Beatles manager Brian Epstein (who also co-signed for bandmate George Harrison's J-160E), Lennon made the guitar his own, and put it straight to the business of making rock and roll history. Recreated by the luthiers at Gibson's Montana acoustic guitar facility in period-perfect detail, the 70th Anniversary John Lennon models are available in three distinct versions to represent the instrument at three periods in Lennon's life and career. The first, finished in Vintage Sunburst and limited to 500 guitars, represents the guitar as it was when Lennon first acquired it and used it on several famous Beatles recordings from 1963 to '64, including Please Please Me, With The Beatles and A Hard Day's Night.
- A One Time World Limited Edition of Only 70
- Gibson Custom Shop Label Personally Signed by Yoko Ono
- 70th Anniversary John Lennon MOP Headstock Signature
- 70th Anniversary MOP Engraved 12th Fret Birth Date of John Lennon
- 1960’s Laminated Sitka Spruce Top
- Historic Gibson Ladder Bracing Pattern
- Mahogany Back & Sides
- Custom Soft White Lacquer Finish
- Jumbo 1960’s Frets
Historic Adjustable Bridge
- Gibson Authentic P-90 Pickup
- Special 70th Anniversary Certificate personally signed by Yoko Ono, delivered by Certified Mail.
- Gibson Hard Shell Case