Signature Electro-Acoustic Guitar
- Top: solid spruce
- Body: select mahogany
- Fingerboard Material: rosewood with Trapezoid inlays
- Neck Material: mahogany, Set
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Bridge: rosewood
- Pickup: Mini Acoustic Humbucker
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
No single artist has inspired more players to discover the joys of a great acoustic/electric than John Lennon, who showed the world how to ‘plug in’ an acoustic guitar beginning with The Beatles' first television appearances in the UK in 1963. The rest of the world caught on when John appeared with his Kalamazoo factory-made J-160 "jumbo" in The Beatles' second film, Help! where it was featured in clips for “Help,” "You're Gonna Lose That Girl,” the film's Bahamas-set performance of "Another Girl," and in a memorable rendition of George Harrison's "I Need You," shot on England's Salisbury Plain. John also used his J-160 to compose and record “Give Peace A Chance” (with Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers on rhythm!) at John and Yoko’s historic Bed-in for Peace in Toronto in 1969. Now, Epiphone is proud to offer a re-issue of John Lennon's favorite composing guitar with our Epiphone EJ-160E, with a portion of the proceeds of each guitar being donated to the BMI Foundation, Inc. for the John Lennon Scholarship Fund.
Patterned after John Lennon's favorite Gibson J-160E, the Epiphone signature model EJ-160E features an advanced jumbo, sloped-shoulder body shape with a solid spruce top and select mahogany back and sides. Spruce is a preferred tonewood for acoustic guitars and begins to open up over time, especially with regular playing. So play your EJ-160E a lot! Just like the vintage model John played, the EJ-160E includes a rosewood bridge with a synthetic bone saddle. Acoustic guitar tops endure great stress between the nut and the bridge and rosewood has a proven to be both a solid and great sounding combination with solid spruce.
Revolutionary Electric Sound
What made the original J-160E so renown was its unique pickup system which the Beatles used constantly on stage and in the studio. The EJ-160E has the same style of mini-humbucker pickup as the vintage models which is seated discreetly between the end of the guitar's fretboard and the sound hole. Volume and tone controls are located on the guitar's lower bout. Each pickup features full function volume knobs and a master tone knob using full-size 500K O potentiometers. You can hear John’s guitar on “She Loves You”, “Please Please Me” and dozens of album cuts from 1963 through 1965 when The Beatles’ Epiphone Casinos took over!
The classic solid mahogany neck has a 25.5” scale and features a SlimTaper™ profile. The rosewood fretboard is adorned with "Trapezoid" inlays with a vintage style Epiphone dovetail headstock adorned with Kluson style tuners and like the original has a 1.68" nut and a 12” radius.
As with all Epiphone instruments, Epiphone John Lennon EJ-160E comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Shadow's 5-year warranty (electronics) and is backed by world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. It’s one of a kind and so are you! Check out the Epiphone John Lennon EJ-160E today.
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