gibson Jimmy Page number Two les Paul

The Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul was recreated with intense, inch-by-inch examination of Page’s original guitar, inside and out. The process of getting it right involved the production of a number of hand-built prototypes, each of which was checked and critiqued in detail by Page himself. Approval of the final iteration was only offered after the legendary artist had intricately examined and extensively played this last prototype in his London home—after which it was given the thumbs-up, worthy of being the template for the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. Only 325 examples will be produced in total: The first 25 instruments are to be aged by vintage-reproduction master Tom Murphy then inspected, played and hand signed and numbered by Jimmy Page personally. An additional 100 guitars will be given the extensive aging treatment and 200 will be finished to Gibson’s VOS specs.

Each Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul comes with a leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual, and adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar’s limited lifetime warrantee.

Specs:
Body
One-piece mahogany back
Top
Figured Eastern maple
Finish
“Page Burst Version Two”
Aging
125 hand-aged, 200 VOS
Neck
One-piece, quartersawn mahogany
Profile
Slim C replica of the original
Fingerboard
12″ radius rosewood
Inlay
Acrylic trapezoid
Nut
Nylon, 1-11/16″
Pickups
Page Version 1 (neck) Page Version 2 (bridge)
Hardware
Grover tuners, Tune-o-matic (ABR-1) bridge, Schaller strap locks

 

gibson custom shop Jimmy Page number Two les Paul vos

There are few players of the Gibson Les Paul recognized more than Jimmy Page. This is a pre-owned replica of Pages #2 Les Paul. It is #83 out of a limited edition run of 200 VOS-finished guitars made by the Gibson Custom Shop. This Les Paul features a 2-piece eastern maple top on a lightweight mahogany body, 1-piece quartersawn lightweight mahogany neck with Page “Number 2” neck profile, rosewood fretboard, and Jimmy Page Burstbucker pickups. The weight on this guitar is 9 lbs, 9 oz.

The electronics on this guitar are what really makes this instrument special and unique. Each volume and tone knob has been replaced with a push/pull pot for a wide variety and combination of tones. Pulling out the bridge or neck volume knob switches the respective pickup’s coils from series (standard) to parallel. Pulling out the bridge or neck tone knob switches the respective pickup from humbucking to single coil. The electronics do not stop there. There are two push-button DPDT switches mounted beneath the pickguard which can put the pickups out of phase, or back in phase together.

This pre-owned instrument has been kept in unplayed, collectors grade condition by its previous owner. It includes original hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, and all paperwork.

gibson custom Jimmy Page number Two les Paul

Gibson Custom announces the Gibson Custom Jimmy Page Number Two Les Paul Limited Edition guitar modified by the legendary Jimmy Page himself. Every musician knows that late ’50s Sunburst Les Paul Standards are hard enough to come by as it is. Obtaining a pristine and exemplary ’59 ’Burst and modifying it for heightened performance and vastly expanded tonal options?

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Unheard of… unless, of course, you’re Jimmy Page. That’s exactly what the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist, perhaps the world’s most iconic Les Paul player, did with his own ’59 Les Paul Standard, and now—thanks to the extreme efforts of Gibson’s Custom Shop and the intimate cooperation of Jimmy Page himself—the artist’s hallowed “Number Two” Les Paul is available to mere mortals, in the form of the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. Produced in strictly limited numbers, with two levels of aging, this guitar captures the look, feel, sound, and versatility of one of the greatest artist-owned Les Pauls of all time, and it is likely to disappear from authorized Gibson dealers in record time.

The 1959 Les Paul that has come to be known as “Number Two” was purchased by Page in 1973 after trying for some time to acquire an exceptional second Les Paul. This was several years after having acquired his other legendary Les Paul — “Number One”, a ’59 ’Burst with shaved-down neck profile and no serial number—from Joe Walsh. “Number Two” was essentially all original when he acquired it. Jimmy did have some modifications done to the neck shape so that it would more nearly match the feel of his “Number One”. The neck is certainly slim but not to such extremes as the now-ultra-slim neck on “Number One”. It had a strong, beautiful sunburst finish with a red element that had faded to a dusky amber-brown, along with a clear serial number dating it to 1959. Page played this Les Paul frequently through his days with Led Zeppelin, and in the early ’80s decided to make it an even more versatile instrument. Page also added that he wanted to “explore the full range of what the two humbuckers have to offer”. He designed a switching system for coil splitting, series/parallel, and phase-reverse options for both pickups, and employed a skilled electronics technician to devise a working schematic and make his sonic vision a reality. The result comprised a push/pull pot on each of the guitar’s four standard controls, plus two push-button switches hidden beneath the pickguard, all mounted on a ’59 Les Paul Standard that is otherwise a superb example of the breed, both in tone and playability.

The Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul was recreated with intense, inch-by-inch examination of Page’s original guitar, inside and out. The process of getting it right involved the production of a number of hand-built prototypes, each of which was checked and critiqued in detail by Page himself. Approval of the final iteration was only offered after the legendary artist had intricately examined and extensively played this last prototype in his London home — after which it was given the thumbs-up, worthy of being the template for the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. Only 325 examples will be produced in total: The first 25 instruments are to be aged by vintage-reproduction master Tom Murphy then inspected, played and hand signed and numbered by Jimmy Page personally. An additional 100 guitars will be given the extensive aging treatment and 200 will be finished to Gibson’s VOS specs.

Jimmy Page number Two


The Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul is equipped with a pair of humbucking pickups, a covered Gibson Custom Bucker in the neck (rhythm) position and an uncovered Page Version 2 in the bridge (lead) position, both of which are wax potted to enable them to withstand high-gain playing without succumbing to annoying microphonic feedback. The designs of these two pickups have been chosen to accurately replicate the pickups in Jimmy Page’s own 1959 Les Paul, and the final results have been tested and approved by him.Magnet Material
The Custom Bucker contains an Alnico III magnet for a smooth yet well-defined response, while the Page Version 2 contains an Alnico V magnet for added punch and clarity. Toggle Switch
The Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul features the classic three-way Switchcraft toggle switch with vintage plastic tip.Output Jack
The guitar features a 1⁄4” output jack made by Switchcraft, for years of trouble-free service. Bridge Pickup Volume Control
Pulling this knob out switches the bridge pickup’s coils from series (standard) to parallel. Bridge Pickup Tone Control
Pulling this knob out switches the bridge pickup from humbucking to single coil. Neck Pickup Volume Control
Pulling this knob out switches the neck pickup’s coils from series (standard) to parallel. Neck Pickup Tone Control
Pulling this knob out switches the neck pickup from humbucking to single coil. Pickguard-Mounted Push-Pull Switches
The two push-button DPDT switches mounted beneath the pickguard provide universal switching functions, regardless of the positions of the push-pull pots. With the switch mounted toward the bridge-end of the pickguard in the out position, the bridge pickup’s phase is reversed. With the switch mounted toward the neck-end of the pickguard in the out position, both pickups are wired in series and out of phase. With both switches out, both pickups are in series and in phase. Tonal Characteristics
The Custom Bucker in the neck position offers deep, vocal tones with outstanding warmth and richness; the Page Version 2 in the bridge position yields more sizzle and aggression, and a biting, cutting tone for brighter lead work. Between them, they provided the classic blend of Les Paul thickness and clarity. Modified through the custom switching arrangement (see below) on the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul, however, the sky’s the limit.

les Paul Jimmy Page number Two

This is a 2009 pre-owned Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. The Page “Number Two” is modeled after a 1959 Les Paul Standard that was purchased by Page in 1973 after years of searching for another exceptional Les Paul to go along with his “Number One”. The guitar underwent some modifications while in Jimmy’s possession, including work to the neck shape to match the feel of his Number One, and extensive work to the electronics. With the use of a push/pull pot on each of the guitar’s four standard controls, plus two push-button switches hidden beneath the pickguard, a switching system was created for coil splitting, series/parallel, and phase-reverse options for both pickups. Page modified a legendary instrument to have even more tonal possibilities.

The Custom Shop version was recreated with extensive examination of Page’s original guitar, with final approval of the prototypes coming from Page himself. It is aged beautifully by Tom Murphy to match every nick and scratch on the original. This instrument was produced in a strict limited edition, this is #39 of only 100 offered in the aged finish.

It has been kept in unplayed, collectors condition by our customer, doesn’t appear to have left the case much if at all. All the extras are included; original hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, care kit, and paperwork. It even includes the original shipping tags.

  • 2-Piece Figured Maple Top
  • 1-Piece Mahogany Back
  • Single-Ply Cream Binding on Top
  • 1-Piece Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 12” Fretboard Radius
  • 22 Frets
  • Aged Acrylic Trapezoid Inlays
  • Page #2 Rounded Neck Profile
  • 1-11/16” Nut Width
  • Jimmy Page Burstbucker Neck Pickup
  • Jimmy Page “Number 2” Bucker Bridge Pickup
  • 3-Way Selector Switch
  • 2 Push/Pull Volume Knobs
  • 2 Push/Pull Tone Knobs
  • 2 Auxiliary Switches
  • ABR-1 Bridge
  • Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Schaller Strap Locks
  • Aged Nickel Hardware
  • 24-3/4” Scale Length
  • Page Burst “Number Two” Finish

Jimmy Page number Two les Paul vos

Every musician knows that late ’50s Sunburst Les Paul Standard guitars are hard enough to come by as it is. Obtaining a pristine and exemplary ’59 ‘Burst and modifying it for heightened performance and vastly expanded tonal options? Unheard of…unless, of course, you’re Jimmy Page. That’s exactly what the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist, perhaps the world’s most iconic Les Paul player, did with his own ’59 Les Paul Standard, and now—thanks to the extreme efforts of Gibson’s Custom Shop and the intimate cooperation of Jimmy Page himself—the artist’s hallowed “Number Two” Les Paul is available to mere mortals, in the form of the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul guitar. Produced in strictly limited numbers, with two levels of aging, this Jimmy Page guitar captures the look, feel, sound, and versatility of one of the greatest artist-owned Gibson Les Paul guitars of all time, and it is likely to disappear from authorized Gibson dealers in record time.

The 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar that has come to be known as “Number Two” was purchased by Page in 1973 after trying for some time to acquire an exceptional second Les Paul. This was several years after having acquired his other legendary Les Paul—”Number One”, a ’59 ‘Burst with shaved-down neck profile and no serial number—a gift from Joe Walsh. “Number Two” was essentially all original when he acquired it though Jimmy did have some modifications done to the neck shape so that it would more nearly match the feel of his “Number One”. The neck is certainly slim, but not to such extremes as the now-ultra-slim neck on “Number One”. It had a strong, beautiful sunburst finish with a red element that had faded to a dusky amber-brown, along with a clear serial number dating it to 1959. Page played this Les Paul guitar frequently through his days with Led Zeppelin, and in the early ’80s decided to make it an even more versatile electric guitar and “explore the full range of what the two humbuckers have to offer”.

Jimmy Page designed the guitar’s switching system for coil splitting, series/parallel, and phase-reverse options for both pickups, and employed a skilled electronics technician to devise a working schematic and make his sonic vision a reality. The result comprised a push/pull pot on each of the guitar’s four standard controls, plus two push-button switches hidden beneath the pickguard, all mounted on a ’59 Les Paul Standard guitar that is otherwise a superb example of the breed, both in tone and playability.

The Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul was recreated with intense, inch-by-inch examination of the original Jimmy Page guitar, inside and out. The process of getting it right involved the production of a number of hand-built prototypes, each of which was checked and critiqued in detail by Page himself. Approval of the final iteration was only offered after the legendary artist had intricately examined and extensively played this last prototype in his London home—after which it was given the thumbs-up, worthy of being the template for the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. Only 325 Jimmy Page guitars will be produced in total: 100 will be aged by vintage-reproduction master Tom Murphy; 25 more will be aged by Tom Murphy and signed by Jimmy Page; and 200 will be finished to Gibson’s VOS specs.

The Jimmy Page number Two les Paul

Technical Specifications
Body
Top Figured Maple
Back Solid Mahogany
Binding .090, Cream
Body Type Non-Chambered
Average Weight 6.5lbs
Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50Neck
Species Mahogany
Profile Page “Number Two”
Truss Rod Traditional
Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50Neck Fit
Joint Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005″Fingerboard
Species Rosewood
Frets 22
Radius 12″
Nut/E.O.B 1.687/2.062
Inlays Aged Acrylic Trapezoid
Other Page Fret Wire/Tortoise Side DotsNut
Material Nylon 6/6
Width 1.687
Slots Gibson PLEK SystemHeadstock
Inlay Mother of Pearl
Logo Period-correct Gibson logo with “les Paul Model” Silkscreened in Gold
Truss Rod Cover Vinyl Plastic “Antique Bell”
Average Weight .94 lbsTuners
Model Die Cast Grover tuners
Tuning Ratio 12:01Bridge
Type Tune-o-matic (ABR-1)
Material Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy
Plating Polished NickelTailpiece
Type Stop Bar
Material Zamak
Plating ChromeHardware
Knobs Gold Top Hat
Pickguard Reissue Cream with Two Push-button Switches Underneath
Toggle Switch Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Strings .009 – .046, vintage strings
Strap Buttons Schaller StraplocksPickups
Neck Position Jimmy Page BurstBucker, Covered
Bridge Position Jimmy Page “Number Two” Bucker, Uncovered with Black Bobbins*
Magnet Material Jimmy Page BurstBucker: Alnico III
Jimmy Page “Number Two” Bucker: Alnico VElectronics
Potentiometers 2 Push-Pull Volume Controls, 2 Push-Pull Tone Controls
Type 500k Audio Taper
Custom Switches Two Push-button DPDT Switches Mounted Underneath the Pickguard
Coil Wiring Parallel-Machine Wound
Toggle Switch Vintage Three-way with Amber Plastic Tip
Output Jack 1/4″ SwitchcraftFinish
Color Page Burst “Number Two”
Process Aged: Tom Murphy Aged VOS: Lightly Aged In-house
Sealer Nitrocellulose LacquerCase
Type Custom Shop
Case Exterior Black Pleather Silkscreened with Jimmy Page Signature
Case Interior Maroon Crushed VelvetAccessories
Certificate of Authenticity Leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity. 25 Signed/Aged and 100 Aged guitars get engraved Interior COA. 200 VOS get standard COA interior.

Jimmy Page number Two les Paul for sale

Every musician knows that late ’50s Sunburst Les Paul Standards are hard enough to come by as it is. Obtaining a pristine and exemplary ’59 ’Burst and modifying it for heightened performance and vastly expanded tonal options? Unheard of… unless, of course, you’re Jimmy Page. That’s exactly what the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist, perhaps the world’s most iconic Les Paul player, did with his own ’59 Les Paul Standard, and now—thanks to the extreme efforts of Gibson’s Custom Shop and the intimate cooperation of Jimmy Page himself—the artist’s hallowed “Number Two” Les Paul is available to mere mortals, in the form of the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. Produced in strictly limited numbers, with two levels of aging, this guitar captures the look, feel, sound, and versatility of one of the greatest artist-owned Les Pauls of all time, and it is likely to disappear from authorized Gibson dealers in record time.

Jimmy Page number Two les Paul

The 1959 Les Paul that has come to be known as “Number Two” was purchased by Page in 1973 after trying for some time to acquire an exceptional second Les Paul. This was several years after having acquired his other legendary Les Paul—“Number One”, a ’59 ’Burst with shaved-down neck profile and no serial number—from Joe Walsh. “Number Two” was essentially all original when he acquired it though Jimmy did have some modifications done to the neck shape so that it would more nearly match the feel of his “Number One”. The neck is certainly slim but not to such extremes as the now-ultra-slim neck on “Number One”. It had a strong, beautiful sunburst finish with a red element that had faded to a dusky amber-brown, along with a clear serial number dating it to 1959. Page played this Les Paul frequently through his days with Led Zeppelin, and in the early ’80s decided to make it an even more versatile instrument and “explore the full range of what the two humbuckers have to offer”.

Page designed a switching system for coil splitting, series/parallel, and phase-reverse options for both pickups, and employed a skilled electronics technician to devise a working schematic and make his sonic vision a reality. The result comprised a push/pull pot on each of the guitar’s four standard controls, plus two push-button switches hidden beneath the pickguard, all mounted on a ’59 Les Paul Standard that is otherwise a superb example of the breed, both in tone and playability.

The Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul was recreated with intense, inch-by-inch examination of Page’s original guitar, inside and out. The process of getting it right involved the production of a number of hand-built prototypes, each of which was checked and critiqued in detail by Page himself. Approval of the final iteration was only offered after the legendary artist had intricately examined and extensively played this last prototype in his London home—after which it was given the thumbs-up, worthy of being the template for the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. Only 325 examples will be produced in total: 100 will be aged by vintage-reproduction master Tom Murphy; 25 more will be aged by Tom Murphy and signed by Jimmy Page; and 200 will be finished to Gibson’s VOS specs.