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Lennon Guitars From Gibson

Gibson Acoustic is making limited edition models available to commemorate the 70th birthday of the late John Lennon this fall. The J-160VS and J-160E models and an Imagine model were custom built and are being offered at the request of Yoko Ono.  The Gibson J-160E was the first quality guitar Lennon owned, and one he could afford only because manager Brian Epstein co-signed the purchase.  The 70th Anniversary editions of the instruments, built in the company's Montana acoustic guitar facility, come in three versions, each representing a period in Lennon's career;  a Vintage Sunburst model ($4,728) that is a replica of the one John used on most 1963 and '64 recordings, the Imagine model ($10,748), in the same soft white finish as the one used during early 1970's, and a model that is a replica of the one John used during the Bed-Ins for peace Lennon and Ono staged in 1969 that now resides in the Rock Hall Of Fame in Cleveland ($15,048).  500 of the Sunburst finish instruments will be released.  The others will be limited to 70 each  one for each year since his birth.


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