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Epiphone EJ-160E John Lennon Signature Acoustic / Electric + Hard Case 01706


Regular price $1,150

Description
This is a beautiful Epiphone EJ-160E John Lennon signature acoustic/electric guitar. Super clean condition. Plays like a dream! Built in pickup with Volume/Tone controls. Solid Spruce top with mahogany back and sides. These did not come from the factory with a hard case, but this one comes with a very nice matching Epiphone hard case.

The color of this sunburst acoutic is something to behold, and it really holds its own tonally whether being played acoustic or electric. These were made for a short time and are already hard to find. Signature edition will only go up in value. Weight of the guitar is 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Cosmetically it has no large marks or dings. Only mild scuffing that comes from being held and played and one very minor stress crack extending from the forward strap pin (see pics below). Frets are in very good condition. Thanks for looking!

What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.



Guitar Setup

All our setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
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Manufacturer Info
This modern Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric is one of rock-n-roll’s most revered guitar designs with a solid spruce top and an Epiphone Stacked P-100 pickup.

The original “J-160E” was one of the first acoustic-electric guitars on the market when it was released in 1954. Over the decades, the “J-160E” has been embraced by a wide range of artists, both classic and contemporary, such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and John Lennon. In fact, the “J-160” acoustic-electric was the only guitar to appear on every Beatles album from Please Please Me through Abbey Road. Now with the Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric, the “House of Stathopoulo” brings this vintage and hard-to-find classic into the 21st century with a solid spruce top for a limited time.

Solid Spruce: The King of Tonewoods
Just like the original, this Epiphone Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E follows the contours of the industry standard “Southern Jumbo” acoustic and features a solid spruce top with a select mahogany body. Solid spruce is the “top” of choice for premier acoustic guitars. The more you play your EJ-160E, the more open and expressive the tone—so play your EJ-160E a lot. The body top has 5-ply ivory/black binding while the select mahogany back has single-ply ivory binding. The pickguard is imitation tortoise with the '60s era “E” metal logo. The EJ-160E’s bridge is made from rosewood and has the reverse belly design familiar to “J-160E” collectors and features a compensated bone saddle.

The select mahogany neck has a comfortable “1960s” SlimTaper D-profile and is glued to the body using a dovetail joint. The neck has a 24.75 in. scale with a rosewood fingerboard with vintage-style pearloid “Trapezoid” inlays just like the original models. The fingerboard has single-ply ivory color binding and features a 12 in. fingerboard radius, 20 medium frets and a bone nut along with the Epiphone classic Sloped Dovewing headstock.

Revolutionary Electric Sound
What made the original J-160E so renown was its unique pickup system, and to bring that sound back to life for the 21st century, this Epiphone Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E features an Epiphone Stacked P-100 humbucking pickup at the end of its fingerboard. The Epiphone Stacked P-100 pickup is seated discretely between the end of the guitar's fretboard and the sound hole. Master volume and tone controls feature Top Hat knobs with metal inserts and pointers - just like vintage models - and are located on the guitar's lower bout. And each volume and tone control uses full-size 500K potentiometers.

Epiphone Heavy-Duty Hardware
All hardware, like the Epiphone "Deluxe" machine heads with a pro 18:1 tuning ratio, the Epiphone Heavy Duty 1/4 in. output jack, and pre-installed strap buttons are made from solid nickel and the Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E is set up and tuned at the factory using Epiphone 12-53 nickel strings.

Case sold separately.


Features
Body
Body type: Dreadnought
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Spruce
Back & sides: Mahogany
Bracing pattern: Not specified
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: SlimTaper D
Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.75"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Gloss
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: Epiphone
Configuration: Stacked P-100
Preamp EQ: 1-band
Feedback filter: No
Tuner: No
Other
Headstock overlay: Rosewood
Tuning machines: Deluxe
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China