John Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance” 1964 Gibson J-160E Acoustic Guitar History

John Lennon Give Peace A Chance Gibson J 160E Drawing

John Lennon's 1964 Gibson J 160E acoustic guitar used during the recording of "Give Peace A Chance" and during John & Yoko's bed-in has quite the history before John drew the caricatures of him and Yoko on it to commemorate the Amsterdam and Montreal Bed-Ins.

John Lennon Gibson J-160E Acoustic Guitar Drawing Give Peace A Chance John Lennon Give Peace A Chance Gibson J-160E

The guitar started off as an original Sunburst 1964 Gibson J-160E (below).  Serial #64309.

John Lennon Gibson Sunburst J 160E Original

Then in 1967, John commissioned artists Simon and Marijke Posthuma, a.k.a. The Fool to give the guitar a psychedelic paint job for the "All You Need Is Love" satellite broadcast.

John Lennon Gibson J-160E Psychedelic Paint Give Peace A Chance

He later had the paint job professionally stripped and replaced the pickguard.  This last time the guitar was seen in action was during the Bed-Ins for peace when he drew the two caricatures onto the guitar.  Recently the guitar was put on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on loan from the Lennon Estate.

John Lennon Gibson J-160E Guitar Give Peace A Chance

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