Gibson Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom Authentic

Gibson had already made some Jimmy Page Signature Les Pauls in the mid-90s that were very interesting guitars in their own right, but this right here was Gibson’s first big swing at a guitar that replicated one of Jimmy’s actual vintage instruments – his “Number One” ’59 Les Paul Standard Sunburst.   As with subsequent Page tribute guitars that followed, Gibson sought to replicate every modification, and every ding and scratch that existed on the original Number One.  Jimmy’s guitar had a shaved down neck – a very thin and fast elliptical shape, thinnest in the middle of the length of the neck, very unusual – and Gibson replicated it here.  The pickups were a special wind, exclusive to the Page Les Paul.  Another cool feature carried over from Jimmy’s original was the push-pull pot on the rear volume control that produced an out-of-phase sound.  Gibson even thoughtfully included a violin bow as part of the package.  This guitar weighed only 8.6 pounds.  The photos presented in the gallery below are a reasonable size, but if you want to see the original presentation, check out the old gallery.

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