1 archtopisking 11 months ago Gibson J-160 e John Lennon , year 2000. 1 p-90 pu , 1 tone , 1 volume Is this even an acoustic guitar ? Or an electric that looks an feels like an acoustic ? Old school hybrid . I woundnt recommend this guitar to any one looking for a good acoustic guitar. Its got all the acoustic sound killing ingredients in the book : laminated top , ladder bracing , and an adjustable bridge. Built like a train and feels that way. According to the books , Gibson made it this way in an attempt to reduce feedback. The sound level unplugged , is several notches below a normal acoustic Gibson . Sort of tin can, compressed at lower than normal level sound. To top it off , I've got flat wounds on it. But on the other hand, countless Hits are written and recorded on the J160e. The Beatles used them of course, Miced at the sound hole ! I guess George Harrison said the J 160e was used on every Beatles album . And thats the sound this one also makes . Very distinctive . So in my opinion - not a stand alone Guitar. She is always ready to go - plug it in to just about anything , no battery needed . You have full control with the pots placed on the face of guitar. And that maybe where it shines - playing with others - a distinctive sound that cuts through even plugged in.