Vintage Gibson J-160E from 1962, the same year as Lennon's.
I met her on December 8, 1995 - does that date ring a bell? I went to a local guitar shop after rehearsing for the John Lennon Tribute Concert that my band was to participate in, and there she was! I could hear the voice in my head tell me that I should buy it by all means. But, you know... the price was a little too high and I left the shop without looking back.
A month later I was on my way to the shop again, thinking to myself if the guitar was still there, then it must have been a destiny. I opened the door and looked inside. Oh, no! She's not there! Why didn't I buy that beautiful guitar when I found it a month ago! Then the owner of the shop came up to me saying,
"Want to have some coffee?"
I followed him into the office, where I found the guitar was waiting for me.
"I knew you were going to come back to pick it up," said the owner.