Excellent condition with minor surface scratches. Includes original hardcase.
The J-160E was Gibson's second attempt at creating an acoustic-electric guitar (the first being the small-body CF-100E). The basic concept behind the guitar was to fit a single-pickup into a normal-size dreadnought acoustic guitar. The J-160E used plywood for most of the guitar's body, and was ladder-braced, whereas other acoustic Gibsons were X-braced.
The rosewood fingerboard has trapezoid inlays, and the guitar had an adjustable bridge. For amplification, a single-coil pickup (an uncovered P-90 pickup)was installed under the top of the body with the pole screws protruding through the top at the end of the fingerboard, with a volume and a tone knob.