John Lennon was always a fan of Charlie Christian, and he also enjoyed
tinkering with his guitars. So when he met New York luthier and guitar
repairman Ron DeMarino in the early '70s, he asked him to take his
1950s Tobacco Sunburst Les Paul Junior and add the pickup made famous
by the jazz legend.
Later, at Lennon's request, DeMarino sanded off the 'burst finish and
added the Tuno-O-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece. On August 30, 1972,
Lennon used his customized Les Paul in its new, raw wood state during
his famous benefit concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Today, the guitar is on permanent display at the John Lennon Museum in Japan.
Gibson Limited-Edition John Lennon Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Features:
Authentic reproduction of John Lennon's famous Les Paul
Includes Charlie Christian pickup in neck position, as preferred by Lennon
Mahogany body and 1 piece mahogany neck with long tenon neck joint
Limited Edition of 300 worldwide
Includes Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity, custom care
kit & signed Lennon print by famed artist Allison Lefcort
Gibson Limited-Edition John Lennon Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Includes:
Gibson Custom Shop Case, Certificate of Authenticity, And John Lennon print signed By famed artist Allison Lefcort