Gibson / Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul Custom / 2008 / VOS Ebony / Guitar
Including Certificate of Authenticity and original hardshell case, this guitar has hardly been out of it´s case, virtually unplayed. Serial number JPC337 out of a limited edition from Gibson Custom Shop of 500pc in total, the first 25 were played and signed by Jimmy Page. Based on his 1960 original that was stolen in 1970 and returned in 2016. This is the stoptail version which was an option on this Custom Shop series even though Jimmys original has a gold Bigsby.
Early in Jimmy Page’s career, one of his most relied upon guitars was the three-pickup 1960 Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty” with a bigsby tailpiece. In 1970, the guitar was stolen and never recovered, but thanks to the Gibson Custom Shop, this guitar is back in the form of a new Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom.
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.
In Zeppelin’s early days, Page relied heavily on a three-pickup 1960 Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty” with a Bigsby tailpiece. Unfortunately, the guitar was stolen in 1970 at an airport and never recovered. Page has always felt that that particular guitar was “the one that got away.”
Gibson proudly returns Page’s cherished lost guitar in the form of the new Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom—a painstaking recreation of that iconic instrument, with the addition of some of the most innovative electronics to ever grace a Les Paul.
The result is this stunning “Black Beauty” with a slim-profile neck, Page BurstBucker pickups, gold Bigsby vibrato and an innovative six-position toggle that lets you isolate the neck and bridge pickups, or add the middle in any combination. A stop tailpiece version is also available.
Limited to a worldwide edition of just 500 guitars (the first 25 are played and signed personally by Jimmy Page), the Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom is Gibson’s heartfelt tribute to a true legend and to the guitar he loved and lost.
Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom VOSBody & Hardware:
- Carved Mahogany top
- Solid lightweight mahogany back
- Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
- Ebony finish
- Gold hardware
- ABR-1 Bridge
- lightweight stop-bar tailpiece
Neck & Headstock:
- 1-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 pickups
- 2 volume, 2 tone, push/pull pot
- Jimmy Page custom 6-way switch
- Vintage .009 strings
- Includes Custom Shop case, certificate of authenticity