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    Epiphone John Lennon EJ160E Round Shoulder Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Dreadnought

    Celebrate the legacy of one of the world's greatest songwriters with the John Lennon EJ-160E dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar from Epiphone.
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    Epiphone EJ160E John Lennon Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Product Description

    Epiphone is proud to offer a re-issue of John Lennon's favorite composing guitar with the 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.

    Inspired by John Lennon

    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.

    Fab Features

    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!

    Hardware

    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 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.

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    Epiphone EJ160E John Lennon Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Technical Description

    Pickups: 1-Mini Humbucker
    Hardware: Chrome
    Scale: 25.5 in.
    Nut Width: 1.725 in.
    Neck: Set
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Fingerboard/Inlay: Rosewood/Trapezoid
    Body Wood: Mahogany
    Top Wood: Solid Spruce

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    Shipping Weights and Dimensions
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    Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 6 in

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