Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lennon inspired Epiphone guitars: John Lennon Songwriting Contest grand prize winners receive their choice of electric or acoustic!

After all of the entries are in, the songs have been judged, and the winners selected, the top songwriters are given prizes to commemorate their efforts. This year, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest grand prize winners made their choice between two amazing Epiphone guitars. These instruments both celebrate the life and career of John Lennon, and pay homage to the guitars that he used to play. While extremely similar to Lennon's original models, these guitars are equipped with new and exciting features that are sure to enhance the players' sound quality and tone.
The Epiphone “Inspired By” John Lennon Casino is a hollow body electric guitar with historically accurate attributes that make it appear as if Lennon once played it. The guitar is a replica of a sunburst Epiphone Casino guitar that Lennon purchased in 1966 during the recording of "Revolver". The guitar comes with Gibson P-90 pick-ups with "dog-ear, nickel plated covers and a Switchcraft(tm) made toggle and output jack". Furthermore, the instrument has "the correct 'burst' pattern and front and back, neck joint at the 16th fret (instead of the 17th), vintage style tuners with small metal buttons, black washer around the toggle switch and the historically accurate rectangle 'blue label' inside the sound hole".

The Epiphone John Lennon EJ – 160E is an acoustic-electric guitar modeled after John Lennon's reliable six-string. It comes with an "advanced Jumbo, sloped-shoulder body shape, solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a chunky solid mahogany neck and solid rosewood fingerboard and bridge". The rich, deep sound that the EJ-160E emits, acoustically, is desired in many genres of music, and allows the player to create warm and heavy tones at the same time. When played electrically, the guitar produces a very clear sound with the possibility of thick tone provided by the high proximity of the pick-ups. Although this instrument was created with collectors in mind, it is also an affordable, functional, and rich guitar that any player could enjoy.

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