All This Guitar Needs Is Love!
The Gibson J-160E VS Std Modern Classic has quite the design history - John Lennon was originally taken by the Gibson J-160E's sound and playability, and used one regularly when recording, in movies, and onstage. The J-160E VS Std Modern Classic maintains that history, and includes more modern, more playable features - including a rounded neck, and lower action. Featuring a "Round Shoulder" body style, which makes it fit comfortably in your hands while still projecting huge tones, the Gibson J-160E VS Std Modern Classic is an excellent Gibson guitar!Gibson J-160E VS Std Modern Classic at a Glance:
- Modern classic, improved
- Quality construction
- Round shoulder style
Modern Classic, improved
Delivering quality craftsmanship and classic style, Gibson guitars will always be of the best in the world. Yet, the same technological developments that constantly change and revolutionize the audio industry are also impacting the needs and wishes of modern musicians: Gibson knows this. With the release of the Modern Classic line, Gibson gives a nod to the modern guitarist - the guitarist who needs onboard electronics, cutaways to reach the uppermost frets, modified neck profiles, and setups that allow playability, no matter the style of playing. With these features in mind, Gibson redesigned the entire Modern Classics line to give us premium, handcrafted guitars that play easier, intonate better, sound great plugged in, and stay in tune even better than before. These guitars feature the latest advancements, including radiused, or rolled fingerboard edges, that give you a fast, comfortable feel. And, with string height lower at the nut, these guitars play will also play even easier and intonate better all the way up the neck. Final touches, including new soundhole labels, sturdy Grover tuners, and premium pickups, make it easy for you to take your favorite traditional-style Gibson acoustic to the modern stage with confidence!
All Modern Classic guitars are handcrafted by Gibson in Bozeman, MT, from premium tonewoods and components. The Gibson J-160E VS Std Modern Classic's solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides are joined to a mahogany neck at the 15th fret for easier high-fret access while maintaining the 24-3/4" scale. The bound rosewood fingerboard has 20 frets with pearloid trapezoid markers. The traditional Gibson P-100 pickup delivers classic humbucker tone through your favorite amp, and, with the volume and tone knobs positioned on the top, The J-160E VS Std Modern Classic is friendly to electric and acoustic guitarists alike!
Round Shoulder style
Descending from Gibson's large HG Hawaiian guitar in 1929, and the original "Jumbo," introduced in 1934, Round Shoulder Dreadnoughts are steeped in Gibson tradition and lauded for their pure, rich tones, and impressive volume. With smooth lines, and a curvaceous shape, Round Shoulder style guitars invite a close relationship with their respective guitarists: their body shape makes these guitars easier to hold and more comfortable to wrap your arms around.
- Color:Vintage Sunburst
- Body Wood: Solid Spruce Top, mahogany back and sides
- Neck: Mahogany
- Machine Heads: Vintage nickel
- Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
- No. of Frets: 20
- Pickups: P-100 humbucker
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Bridge: Belly up
- Hardware: Nickel Grovers
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Case: Hardshell
Gibson: Don't Mess with a Good Thing
Gibson guitars have been around for well over a century. When guitarists are looking for an outstanding combination of superb tone and playability along with great looks and gorgeous finishes, the choice for most of those 100 plus years has been Gibson. From their amazing collection of fine acoustics to the electric guitars that literally rewrote music history, Gibson guitars have been on almost every chart-topping album from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin. These "first call" instruments also cross an enormous array of diverse styles, from folk and country to blues and hard rock. With that resume, it's not surprising that so many of Gibson's best-selling instruments have changed little over the decades. Because there's just no sense in messing with a good thing!