Gibson John Lennon J-160E ‘Peace’

The Gibson J-160E was introduced in 1954. Featuring a discreetly positioned single-coil pickup. It was primarily aimed at players seeking both the practicality of an electric guitar and the conventional elegance of an acoustic jumbo.

Originally aimed at country and western players, it found it’s greatest fame when John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles adopted it. Both switched to standard electrics for most of their later work, but Lennon retained a soft spot for his J-160E, replacing it’s original sunburst coloring with a psychedelic paint job in 1967, then giving it a natural finish prior to using it for his “Bed-In” peace protests with Yoko Ono in 1969.

This guitar replicates the “Bed-In” version.