Nevern Square, Earls Court. William It Was Really Nothing, Please Please Please, How Soon Is Now writing session. "I got this J160 from Denmark Street when I moved to Earl's Court in 1984. I wanted one because John Lennon used one on the early Beatle's albums and I liked 'I Should've Known Better' and 'I'll Be Back'. I wrote 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want' on it and 'William It Was Really Nothing'." Source: www.smithsonguitar.com/2008/12/johnny-marrs-gear.htmlmore
John Lennon used this guitar extensively throughout Beatles recordings. It can be seen in the promotional video for the song "This Boy", where bandmate George Harrison can be found playing the same model. According to [Daily Mail](http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3308942/John-Lennons-guitar-sells-2-4-million-auction.html), this guitar was sold in 2015 to unknown buyer for 2,4 million dollars. Here, we also find out a lot of things about it. He wrote a lot of songs on this guitar, including "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Love Me Do". He bought this guitar in 1962 in Liverpool for a little more than 160 dollars.more
I have the replica version of this guitar with John Lennon's signature on the wood. As a massive Lennon fan, it's definitely a cool instrument to play around with. It has very bright intonation and has the standard Beatle songwriting sound. However, I'm not sure if I'd use this live. It's a bit stiff and for me personally, the strings are too stiff for the fuller sound that I want. The finish is beautiful though. I've practiced and recorded with this guitar many times and it has rarely failed me. Just a bit stiff and difficult to play so I really have to crack down with it.