John Lennon/Bob Dylan Owned and Played Gibson Guitar Expected to Bring $200,000+

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DALLAS, TX.- A 1967 Gibson J-160E Sunburst acoustic-electric guitar bought by John Lennon and later gifted by Lennon to Bob Dylan is expected to bring $200,000+ as the undisputed centerpiece of Heritage Auctions July 29 Signature® Music & Entertainment Auction. Lennon played and wrote songs on this beautiful Gibson during the period of the famous Beatles retreat with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India, possibly even taking this guitar with him on the journey – one of the most tumultuous and creative periods in the band’s history, which resulted in 1968’s The White Album, one of the greatest albums ever made. Lennon later gave to Bob Dylan, who wrote, recorded and toured with the guitar himself. “It’s a cliché to say it, of course, but if this amazing guitar could only talk,” said Margaret Barrett, Director of Music & Entertainment Auctions at Heritage. “What an incredible amount of Rock n’ Roll history