Limited edition 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E acoustic guitars
John Lennon would have been 70 years old on October 9, 2010 and to mark the special occasion, Gibson Guitar has unveiled three 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E acoustic guitars. Produced in a limited number, the guitars include the 70th Anniversary John Lennon Imagine Model, the 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160VS and the 70th Anniversary John Lennon Museum J-160E Model. The English singer-songwriter bought the Gibson J-160E back in 1962 with the aid of a co-signed purchase from Beatles manager Brian Epstein since he had no money to buy it on his own. The 70th Anniversary John Lennon models recreated by the luthiers at Gibson’s Montana acoustic guitar facility come in three different versions to symbolize the instrument at three periods in Lennon’s life and career.
The 70th Anniversary J-160E VS is limited to 500 units and represents the guitar used by John Lennon for many of the famous Beatles recordings from 1963 to ’64, including Please Please Me, With The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night. The second in the line is the Custom Shop Imagine model in a soft white finish requested personally by Yoko Ono to reflect the sentiment of John’s life and music during the recording of the iconic song Imagine. The third model represents the appearance of the guitar during the famous Lennon-Ono “Bed-In” peace protests of 1969. Both these models are limited to 70 guitars each and come with a special 70th Anniversary Certificate personally signed by Yoko Ono.
The limited edition the 70th Anniversary John Lennon Imagine Model, J-160VS and the Museum J-160E are priced at $10,748, $4,728 and $15,048 respectively.