Is there a guitar with a more stellar rock provenance? A 1967 Gibson J-160 E Sunburst acoustic-electric instrument formerly owned by both John Lennon and Bob Dylan is coming to auction later this month. Lennon used the guitar during the late 60’s, then gave it to Dylan, who played it until Lennon’s death. Heritage is expecting over $200,000 for the instrument at the July 29th auction.
It’s believed that Lennon may have taken the guitar on the Beatles’ famous trip to Rishikesh, India, where he composed some of the song that would appear on the 1968 White Album, generally recognized as one of rock’s greatest. After Lennon’s death, Dylan passed the instrument along to guitarist Cesar Diaz.
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