1962 GibsonJ-160E – Sunburst

If you’re a Beatles fan, you’ll certainly recognize this 1962 Gibson J-160E in Sunburst. This guitar and its original hardshell case are the exact same year and specs as John and George’s famed matching pair. This guitar is a beautiful player, essentially an electric guitar that looks like and also plays like an acoustic if you leave it unplugged! This pickup is a single P-90 with no cover, accompanied by a volume and tone controls. This was also the first Gibson Flattop model to feature an adjustable bridge! 

Overall Condition: 8.5


  • Finish Details: Sunburst, Original, Great Condition, Playwear throughout, Some finish checking
  • Body Material: Spruce Top, Mahogany back and sides
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Slim C
  • Weight: 4 lbs 14 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 8.25K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Great Condition, Play wear throughout, Very little patina to tuners, some letters on volume knob worn off
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Original Brown Hardshell Case with Pink Lining

Sku: G085


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