Each Jimmy Page Reissue Double Neck is carefully modeled on Jimmy's classic guitar, from the shape of the neck to the long-string-pull tailpiece. Even the pickups were painstakingly analyzed to duplic... Click To Read More About This Product
Each Jimmy Page Reissue Double Neck is carefully modeled on Jimmy's classic guitar, from the shape of the neck to the long-string-pull tailpiece. Even the pickups were painstakingly analyzed to duplicate their unique sound.
Like the original it has a mahogany body, mahogany necks with Madagascar rosewood fretboards and pearloid split parallelogram inlays. 2 specially-designed Gibson Jimmy Page humbuckers (the same as on the enormously successful Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul) reproduce the amazing tone Led Zeppelin fans love. The ABR-1 style bridge and double-band vintage-style tuners are also true to the original.
Jimmy Page originally sought out a double-neck when the Led Zeppe
lin IV album was completed and it was clear that "Stairway to Heaven" would have to be played live. To keep pace with the changes of the song, there would be no time to change between 6- and 12-string guitars. The Gibson double-neck worked out so well that Jimmy used it on other Led Zeppelin songs, including "Rainsong," "Celebration," and "The Song Remains the Same."
The almost magical effect of the Gibson Jimmy Page Double neck remains the same as well, but only 250 of these Vintage Original Spec models are being produced worldwide - if you wait too long, it will be nearly as difficult to buy one of these as, well, a Stairway to Heaven.
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This lovely instrument was a gift from my wife who knows I'm a Led Zeppelin fanatic and a disciple Jimmy Page. I have over two dozen guitars and they are all extremely valuable but I could not justify keeping his guitar for the price she paid. It's been over eight years now with no regrets, and instead of the double neck 1275, I purchased a 1947 Martin D-28 for the 2008 price of $8500.00. The price of my 'Martin has doubled. The prove right now for an unsigned VOS 1275 Jimmy Page has not increased nearly as much and I get more pleasure playing my D-28 nowadays anyway. Felt horrible returning it but when I explained to my wife my reasons she understood.
Let me start off with the pros, because there a are a lot more cons on this... Sound is amazing, the double six sounds excellent in both amp and disconnected... I liked the fact that this guitar has the way of experiencing a real guitar, and you feel like the pro of pros! When you are playing it on stand it is way much comfortale than playing seated........ Now the cons... As you may guess, the first is always the obvious... PRICE! It is way too high for what its worth... BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Second, mostly this happens for someone who cant afford a good marshall or fender amp(too good I had a fender amp before getting this guitar...), the double six doesnt sound good at all, I tried it on a small yamaha amp, SUCKS! This guitar sometimes has a problem when plugged in, well, at least for me I guess, but sometimes if you connect to a killer distrotion, i.e. for metal, only one of the neck sounds, but not right... Happens to me a lot, ruined one of my concerts... So overall, Its not the guitar I was hoping for, but at least Im happy to have Jimmys guitar, but for concerts I will use my Strat or Angus Young SG...
Ok, here it goes, the long overdue review. Dallas, TX, Platinum Night, Sunday March 18, 2007. I had been working with GC?s North Houston?s store for God knows how long and scrapping money everywhere to get the holly grail: number 7 Jimmy Page Aged Double Neck (once again ?AGED GUITAR") the 30 k one. I simply hated the way Gibson handled this deal. Someone that worked so hard to get his hands on his dream guitar should be accounted for right? Wrong!!! The hole thing was staged as a sort of raffle to see who would get the chance (if the money was in) to buy the instrument. The Gibson?s guidelines specified that the purchase money had to be in COA (credit on account) at the store where the raffle was to be carried out. The person that won, paid with a credit card and came in 30 minutes after the hour specified on Gibson's website. Avoiding being a bad looser I didn't say a word, but I don't understand why someone that makes all kinds of efforts including traveling from Mexico to the US to get a chance to get an instrument, has to be subjected to ridiculous conditions such as the one described above. It didn't happen with Clapton's ES-335, it didn?t happen with EVH?s Frankenstein and it didn't happen with Page's LP or Clapton?s Blackie; all those guitars were sold on a first come first served bases and that's the way it should have been in this case right? WELL WRONG AGAIN. To say the least that night was incredibly heartbreaking and had to settle for one of the VOS babies instead. I got the 049, thanks to the great effort of the people at GC at North Houston and Dallas stores. The guitar is amazing, right to the last detail, the color is fabulous, (except of course for the replicated dings and Page?s signature) all the weird specifics are in as well: the long distance between the bridge and tail piece, the headstock, the double covered vintage tuners, the speed knobs, even the custom signs on the thrust rod. And the smell of the case combined with the mahogany body and neck are just amazing, just like a meadow. My one complaint and this one goes specially for the ?Aged? model is that for that kind of coin, something special should come with the guitar, like a replica of Jimmy's case (like they did for Clapton?s ES and Blackie) or a signed photograph with the guitar. Nothing like this is included, it's just a Gibson custom case with a Led Zep DVD (which you can get anywhere) and an ?exclusive? interview of Page on the Double Neck). Come on guys!! Put the extra mile on it, so much work went in the guitar, certainly you can spare a little more for the presentation. By the way, there were 25 of these babies (the Aged ones) out there. About 10 were sold through the ridiculous raffle and the other 15? well God knows, not even GC, Gibson or loyal Zeppelin fans appear to have a clue. If you get a chance to own one of these lovelies, my advice is: don't play it. I know instruments are meant to be played. Yea, not this one! It is a definite collector?s piece and it should be kept in mint condition, keep the box as well, it will help maintain its value. If you want to know what a Page burst bucker sounds like, listen to one of the later edition of the Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page LP replica, plugged into a Tube Marshall, my GOD!!! It?s the best sounding guitar I have ever heard by far. I own one and you don't need any distortion, just hit the G chord on the treble pickup and you'll catch a glimpse of what heaven should sound like. Best of luck to you all and thank you for reading, I hope this review helps to take caution for all of you collectors out there next time Gibson has a bright idea. Cheers!!!
Well, well, well.. What a cool instrument!!! I have a '95 Page, #058 Murphy Page, and #265 Artist Page gutiars, so this wonderful doubleneck (#003) is a welcome additon to the tribute to of one of the most influential guitarists ever!!! I am very impressed with the craftsmanship and "vintageizing" of this guitar..sometimes it is hit and miss these days with that...the look, playability and sound are all top notch..The Page Burtsbuckers in the Les Pauls and this guitar are as close as you can get to the tone of real PAF's these days. All in all, this is a cool guitar. My only non-positive opinion about this package is the price is a little high considering the Certificate of Authenticity has only a reproduction of Page's signature, and not the real thing like the 150 Murphy Les Pauls.. Otherwise, you better buy one now, or they will be twice the price a few years from now!!! Make music and spread love!! Peace, ASH
what a waste of money, dont buy if you want something good, something excellent you are getting less that what you pay for....too sad !!
So I've got a 95 Page, a 2005 Page and a Murphy'd Page. I had to have a signed doubleneck. Fortunately, my wife understood. I was very disappointed in the case. For 30k, I would have expected something special. I would have also liked to have had a photo of Jimmy with my actual guitar, or maybe with all of the guitars. Nevertheless, this guitar is one of my most coveted guitars and I have almost 100.
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