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Body
Body Type Round Shoulder
Top Laminated Sitka Spruce Top
Back and Sides Mahogany
Binding Multi-ply Top Binding, Single Ply Back Binding, Traditional Rosette
Bracing Traditional Ladder Bracing
Body
Neck
Species 1-piece Mahogany
Profile Round Neck
Thickness 1.725" at Nut
Truss Rod Single Action
Adhesive Premium Titebond
Neck
Neck Fit
Joint Compound Dovetail
Construction Joint at 15th Fret
Adhesive Hide Glue
Neck Fit
Fingerboard
Species Indian Rosewood
Frets 21 Historic Jumbo Frets
Scale Length 24 3/4"
Radius 12"
Fret Wire Nickel Alloy
Inlays Mother of Pearl Trapezoids with John Lennon's birth date engraved on 12th Fret
Adhesive Premium Titebond
Fingerboard
Nut
Material Bone
Width 1.725"
Nut
Headstock
Type Traditional J-160E
Angle 17 deg
Inlay Mother of Pearl “Gibson” logo inlay with "John Lennon" script signature on the 70th 160E VS and the 70th Museum Model. Abalone signature on the 70th Imagine Model.
Truss Rod Cover Black Bell on the 70th J-160EVS and 70th Museum model. White Bell on the 70th Imagine Model.
Headstock
Tuning Keys
Type Vintage Kluson-Gotoh with Keystone Tuners
Material Nickel
Ratio 14:1
Tuning Keys
Bridge
Type Traditional Belly Up with Adjustable Saddle
Material Indian Rosewood
Bridge
Hardware
Pickguard Historic J-160E Pickguard. Tortoiseshell on 70th J-160E VS and 70th Museum Model. White on the 70th Imagine Model.
Knobs Amber Top Hats w/Silver Inserts
Strap Buttons Traditional Strap Button
Strings .011" - .052" Gibson Light Guage
Hardware
Pickups
Model P-90 Single Coil at end of fingerboard
Volume Control 1 Volume Control, 1 Tone Control
Pickup
Finish
Sealer Hand Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Vintage Sunburst Vintage Sunburst Imagine White "Imagine" White Antique Natural Natural
Case
Type Gibson 1960s vintage style case for the 70th J-160E VS. Custom Hardshell Case with with the Imagine and Museum Models.
Case Exterior Black Tolex
Case Interior Plush yellow interior for J160E VS Plush burgundy interior for the Imagine and Museum Models.
Case
Accessories
Manuals Owners Manual, Gibson Gold Warranty
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