1962 Gibson J-160e

1962 gibson j-160e

John Lennon couldn’t quite afford his first 1962 Gibson J-160e , pressing Beatles manager Brian Epstein to co-sign for the guitar’s purchase. Epstein obliged, and ended up purchasing not just Lennon’s, but one for George Harrison as well. Both guitars ended up making rock and roll history with the Beatles, appearing on countless studio recordings, movies, and live performances. The Gibson John Lennon J-160E Peace guitar—produced in cooperation with Yoko

Ono—is a painstaking recreation of Lennon’s beloved instrument as it was in 1969, after he stripped away the 1962 Gibson J-160e psychedelic paint job he commissioned in 1967, and before he doodled caricatures of himself and Ono on the guitar’s body during their infamous 1969 “Bed-In” protests against the Vietnam War. Today’s gibson j160e review Peace model features the same round shoulder body design, with a Sitka spruce plywood top and mahogany back and sides, producing a full-sounding, balanced tone with warm, rich lows and crisp, presence-laden highs.

In June 1962, both George and John ordered matching Gibson’s from Rushworth’s music store in Liverpool. The 1962 Gibson J-160e guitars were shipped over from America, and picked up by George and John on 10 September 1962. They were used immediately for the recording of “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” on 11 September 1962 at EMI Studios, Abbey Road.pparently, they swapped guitars in 1963, and John’s was stolen that year… so the two would trade playing the one remaining guitar. According to Guitar Aficionado, this guitar is the only one used on every Beatles album.

In June 1962, both George and John ordered matching Gibson’s from Rushworth’s music store in Liverpool. The 1962 Gibson J-160e guitars were shipped over from America, and picked up by George and John on 10 September 1962. They were used immediately for the recording of “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” on 11 September 1962 at EMI Studios, Abbey Road.

Apparently, they swapped guitars in 1963, and John’s was stolen that year… so the two would trade playing the one remaining guitar. According to Guitar Aficionado, this 1962 Gibson J-160e is the only one used on every Beatles album.

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