In the early days of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page relied heavily on a three-pickup 1960 Les Paul custom "Black Beauty." Unfortunately, the guitar was stolen in 1970 at an airport and never recovered. Page... Click To Read More About This Product
In the early days of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page relied heavily on a three-pickup 1960 Les Paul custom "Black Beauty." Unfortunately, the guitar was stolen in 1970 at an airport and never recovered. Page has always felt that that particular electric guitar was "the one that got away."
Gibson proudly returns Page's cherished lost guitar in the form of the Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom ” a painstaking recreation of the iconic instrument with the addition of some of the most innovative electronics to ever grace a Les Paul Custom guitar.
The result is this stunning "Black Beauty" with a slim-profile neck, Page BurstBucker pickups, gold stopbar tailpiece and an innovative six-position toggle that lets you isolate the neck and bridge pickups or add the middle in any combination.
In the normal position, the toggle operates like a standard 2 pickup Les Paul toggle: selecting Neck pickup, Neck and Bridge pickup, or Bridge pickup. Push it to the unique forward position, and now you can choose between Neck & Middle, Neck & Middle & Bridge, or Bridge & Middle. A push-pull treble tone knob splits the rear pickup for the traditional Jimmy Page single coil option.
Handcrafted for comfort and playability, the Jimmy Page guitar is period accurate, and has received the VOS (Vintage Original Spec) treatment by the Gibson Custom Shop. A special nitro-cellulose finish treatment gives it the patina of a gently-aged vintage guitar. The rest of the gold hardware feature a worn look to match.
Limited to a worldwide edition of just 500 guitars, the Gibson Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom is Gibson's heartfelt tribute to a true legend and to the guitar he loved and lost.
Perhaps no one has had a bigger impact on the style and sound of hard rock guitar than the deservedly legendary Jimmy Page. As the musical mastermind of Led Zeppelin, Page's tone, playing, and phrasing made him one of the most influential musicians of the past 50 years.
The exclusive Les Paul electric guitar that bears Page's name also comes with a special Gibson Custom Shop case with silk-screen JP signature Certificate of Authenticity.
Body & Hardware:
Carved mahogany top
Solid, lightweight mahogany back
Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
Gently-aged Ebony finish
ABR-1 bridge (original designation for Gibson's Tune-O-Matic)
Lightweight stopbar tailpiece
Neck & Headstock:
One-piece mahogany neck
22-fret ebony fingerboard
Pearl block inlays
Single-ply white binding
'60s neck profile
24-3/4" scale length,
1-11/16" nut width
Holly headstock veneer
Electronics & Strings:
Jimmy Page custom BurstBucker humbuckers
2 volume, 2 tone
Push/pull pot splits bridge humbucker into single-coil
Jimmy Page custom 6-way switch:
Position 1 NECK
Position 2 BRIDGE + NECK
Position 3 BRIDGE
Position 4 NECK + MIDDLE
Position 5 NECK + MIDDLE + BRIDGE
Position 6 MIDDLE + BRIDGE
Vintage .009 strings
Includes Custom Shop case, certificate of