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1965 Gibson J-200 Custom, Gordon Waller (Peter & Gordon) Collection. UNRESERVED. Serial#: 175284. In 1965 Gibson gave Peter Asher and Gordon Waller a pair of custom-made J-200 guitars. This is one of the two. As the extensive wear and tear shows, Gordon Waller played this guitar often. While acoustic purists consider the electric guitar-style Tune-o-matic bridge embedded in the rosewood bridge (a feature Gibson added to this model in 1961) a detriment to its tone, Gibson J-200s from the 1960s are favored by many rock guitarists for their brilliant, percussive rhythm tones and sweet midrange in the studio. Many noteworthy songs from the 60s and 70s prominently feature the sound of J-200s from this era, including "Here Comes the Sun" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by the Beatles, "Pinball Wizard" by the Who, and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and "Black Mountain Side" by Led Zeppelin.


G; lots of playing wear, wear to gold finish on tuner buttons, finish checking, some fingernail wear on fretboard (lower frets); some chips in rosewood bridge at low E and A strings respectively, L.R. Baggs tune-o-matic bridge pickup replaces original bridge

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1965 Gibson J-200 Custom, Gordon Waller (Peter &

Estimate $10,000 - $20,000Feb 27, 2016