Episode 74 - The Gibson J-160E

A milestone - our first acoustic guitar on the show! Ever wondered about that guitar John Lennon was always playing? The one with the electric pickup and knobs? Turns out, it was designed to be plugged in, unlike the piezo-equipped guitars that would follow. Fascinating stories surround this instrument. Join in!

Podcasting is thirsty work; it’s crucial that everyone involved stay hydrated. The following fine beverages contributed to the success of this episode:

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ginger Brew

We played pieces of the following songs to illustrate the characteristic sound of [name of guitar]:

“I’m Looking Through You” from Rubber Soul” by The Beatles
“Bring Me My Shotgun” (single) by Lightnin’ Hopkins
“Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” (single) by The Smiths
“Forty Light Years” from Mohawk by Lee Harvey Osmond

Would you like to know more about the pedals we played in this episode? Follow the links to the manufacturers’ pages:


Mercury 7 Reverb by Meris
TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer by Ibanez
POG2 by Electro-Harmonix