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Lennon's guitars
« on: November 27, 2008, 03:55:01 PM »

okay, since Lennon became my favourite musician he was also IMO greatest rhythm guitarist. "twist and shout", "revolution" etc are masterpieces so I wanted to make this thread of his guitars.

some photos, if somebody have more, please post in this thread, thank you  :)

Rickenbacker 325 (black)








Gibson "John Lennon" Les Paul Custom









Epiphone Casino (white)







1965s  Epiphone Casino






1961s Fender Stratocaster (strat)




Epiphone EJ160E




gibson sg




1964s Gibson J-160E





Ramirez A-1


Framus 12-string "Hootenanny" acoustic





Gretsch 6120 (Nashville)



"Russian" acoustic



Guild Starfire XII



1966s Vox Kensington



1965s Martin D-28
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Re: Lennon's guitars
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2008, 09:04:39 PM »

Thank you for the treat!
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2008, 11:39:05 PM »

The white Epiphone's always been my favourite :) Thanks for the pics!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2008, 11:51:09 PM »

A treat indeed!
Love the Gibson J 160-E!
Very cosmic  8)
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008, 02:09:17 AM »

Framus 12-string "Hootenanny" acoustic.

HOOTENANNY!
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 06:41:14 AM »

^ Yea, you gotta wonder sometimes eh?  :P
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Re: Lennon's guitars
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 02:29:43 AM »

That's a lot of guitars.... but there's one that really caught my attention the Gibson John Lennon Les Paul custom did i geet the name right ? I dunno why i liked it  :)
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Re: Lennon's guitars
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 10:56:52 AM »

When did he play an SG?
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 11:06:35 AM »

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When did he play an SG?

I haven't many sources, but during "hey bulldog" or "lady madonna" sessions he used that guitar, in both videos of "hey bulldog" and "lady madonna" he was seen with that guitar, but I guess it was probably George's guitar, I don't know really, maybe George was the only who used sg maybe not.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 11:30:26 AM »

okay here some more what I forgot to put in this thread, some oldness:

Gallotone Champion (one of his first guitars)






Hofner Club 40





1960s Hofner Senator

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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 12:00:12 PM »

Great thread...so detailed!  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cynthia Lennon mentioned that John had a black Yahama guitar with a pearl dragon design.  Their son Julian loved it; it was his favorite guitar out of his father's collection.  Do you have a pic of that?

Also...  I hope you will consider doing a Paul McCartney guitar thread too, if you can.  I've always been head-over-heels in love with his Hofner viola bass, but I know he has other guitars as well.   :)
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 12:57:24 PM »

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Great thread...so detailed!  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cynthia Lennon mentioned that John had a black Yahama guitar with a pearl dragon design.  Their son Julian loved it; it was his favorite guitar out of his father's collection.  Do you have a pic of that?

Also...  I hope you will consider doing a Paul McCartney guitar thread too, if you can.  I've always been head-over-heels in love with his Hofner viola bass, but I know he has other guitars as well.   :)


Julian with the John's yamaha guitar. he looks awesome, though I thought that he is Sean in this photo:

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2008, 01:11:42 PM »

cool guitar! :)
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2008, 08:49:45 PM »

Thanks for posting the pic of the dragon guitar! :)
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Re: Lennon's guitars
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2008, 09:40:06 PM »

How beautiful they all are! You do know a lot! Are you a connoisseur of guitars? Which guitar do you yourself play?
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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2008, 11:58:02 AM »

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How beautiful they all are! You do know a lot! Are you a connoisseur of guitars? Which guitar do you yourself play?

well, I'm just a beginner so far. I really love playing with the guitar, but I don't have a much time to learn those chords. I have two guitars, one acoustic (Fender DG-5BLK) and one electric (black strat). my dream is gibson les paul with Jimmy Page's signature. I know it's impossible, it's hard to find and it costs some bucks (I mean many... MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY bucks, more than a bucks, by far more)
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Re: Lennon's guitars
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008, 01:57:42 PM »

Actually, the "White" Epiphone that is referred to here in this thread is actually the sunburst guitar that you see later on in the thread. John had the sunburst guitar sanded down to the bare wood,  since he had heard it would improve the tone. He then had a thin layer of lacquer sprayed on it. So it's actually a natural wood finish.


Another point is the 2nd picture of the 325 is a 12-string version of the 325 that John owned, but rarely played. You can hear it on the opening and lead of "Every Little Thing" Or so I've read.

This is a fantastic thread! Thanks for putting it together :)

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Re: Lennon's guitars
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2008, 02:29:45 PM »

This book (Beatle Gear by Andy Babiuk) must be a treasure for you. It's discussed in here: http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/m-1130877014/
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Re: Lennon's guitars
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2008, 11:17:52 AM »

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...Ramirez A-1
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Sorry, but I'm afraid this is not a Ramirez.

This one is a Ramirez:

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...and also is this one:

http://www.hofner.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=38

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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2008, 12:08:31 PM »

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Sorry, but I'm afraid this is not a Ramirez.

This one is a Ramirez:



...and also is this one:

http://www.hofner.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=38

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why you thought about, that this is not ramirez a-1 and jose ramirez de estudio? I google it and typed on each guitar how did they look, and they looks exactly the same as in those 3 photos with George and John
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