Imagine Sounding Like a Legend!
A fitting tribute to a legend, the Epiphone EJ-160E puts the sounds of classic Beatles recordings in the hands of today's players. Its inherently woody tone is ripe with pronounced midrange, and is further amplified by the unique acoustic mini-humbucker pickup.
True to Lennon's Legacy
The EJ-160E is a faithful recreation of the Gibson J-160E that John Lennon bought with help from co-signer and Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1962. You'll find all the iconic trimmings here: the volume and tone top hat controls, mini humbucker acoustic pickup, slope-shoulder dreadnought shape, sunburst finish, and Kluson style tuners. The guitar also features Lennon's signature on the body and inside the sound hole, verifying its authenticity.
Bold Unplugged Tone
Composed of mahogany back and sides and a spruce top, the EJ-160E evokes punchy and earthy tones -- a sound well-suited to strumming ballads or pronounced single note-melodies. Spruce tops are known to open up with age and playing, so you can be assured your EJ160E will mature with time. The guitar's mahogany neck complements the body style with a thick, more rounded shape common to late '50s Gibson guitars. The thicker neck helps lend a resonance to the spruce top, which you'll feel as you strum away.
John Lennon's signature can also be heard on the EJ-160E thanks to its mini acoustic humbucker pickup set just under the fretboard. This pickup adds a boost to the guitar's already naturally robust sound. The pickup's position near the neck gives it a thicker timbre, similar to a neck pickup on an electric guitar. If you'd like to dial down the power a bit, the guitar's volume and tone controls make finding the right sound easy.
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- Mahogany back and sides
- Solid spruce top
- Mahogany neck with rounded '50s profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
- Acoustic mini-humbucker located above the soundhole, under the fretboard
- Master volume and master tone controls
- Chrome hardware
- Rosewood bridge
- Kluson style "tulip" tuners
- John Lennon's signature on body and in soundhole
If you've dreamed of getting the classic warm tones of early Beatles recordings, look no further than the EJ-160E acoustic-electric guitar.
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