Gibson and Epiphone have brought together all of their John Lennon signature models for a special guitar exhibit in the John Lennon Museum in Tokyo. Opening on Oct. 19, the exhibit will run for one year and will feature replicas of the multiple versions of the Epiphone Casino electric guitar and the Gibson J-160E acoustic/electric that Lennon played throughout his career.

The museum exhibit is part of Gibson and Epiphone’s worldwide celebration that kicked off on Lennon’s birthday – he would have been 64 on Oct. 9th – with an eBay auction of a pair of Epi Casinos. The celebration continues in Amsterdam with an exhibit of the Gibson John Lennon J-160E Peace model in the Amsterdam Hilton, where Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono staged their “Bed-in for Peace” honeymoon in 1969.

The Epiphones in the Tokyo exhibit are the hollowbody electric Casinos, modeled on Lennon’s personal 1965 guitar. The “1965” model has the original sunburst finish and the “Revolution” model has a natural finish that resembles Lennon’s guitar after he removed the finish. The Gibsons are a trio of acoustic electric flat-top J-160E models produced in a limited run by Gibson Montana. The “Fab Four” model features the original sunburst finish. The “Magical Tour” model recreates the pink and purple finish of Lennon’s guitar in 1967, when he commissioned Dutch artists, Simon and Marijke Posthuma, aka “The Fool,” to paint it in a psychedelic pattern. The “Bed-in” model recreates the stripped finish, as the guitar appeared in photos from Lennons’ stay at the Amsterdam Hilton.

The exhibit includes the current J-160E “Peace” model, which has the stripped finish but without the pictures of John and Yoko that Lennon drew on his personal guitar. Also featured is a Gibson Les Paul Jr., the current version of Lennon’s customized Les Paul Jr. that is owned by the museum.

In addition to the Lennon guitars on display, Gibson and Epiphone have set up a rack of guitars – including a Les Paul Studio, an Epi Casino and both the Gibson and Epi current version of the J-160E – for museum goers to play.