'96 LES PAUL STANDARD JIMMY PAGE Light Honeyburst finish Flammed 1 Editions Near Mint Cond. code GI65
This is the original run Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul, launched in 1995 and discontinued in 1998.
Near Mint with a premium figured top finished in gorgeous violin burst. Original Pickups with an incredibly versatile switching scheme with 4 push/pulls controlling phase and coil splitting for each pickup for 211 sound variations. Slim and fast neck just like prefered from Jimmy. Come with Original Case Gibson "Jimmy Page Signature" Signature Blanket as in Pickguard.
In 1995, Gibson USA got together with Jimmy Page to produce a guitar similar to the one he played with the band Led Zeppelin. The production run was from 1995 through 1999. The guitar was a single cutaway bound mahogany body, AA-figured maple top, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlay, bound black peghead, gold hardware, Tune-O-Matic bridge/stop tailpiece, cream pickguard with engraved and gold painted "Jimmy Page" signature, a three-way selector toggle, volume and tone knobs are push/pull pots that put the pickups in and out of phase, series or parallel them and make the humbuckers single coil as well, in a Light Honeyburst (LB) finish. The pickups were standard 4 conductor 496R and 500T and sound so-so if you ask me. Seymour Duncan makes Page pickups at their Custom Shop for around $300 but if you want to save the money, you can install Alnico II Pro Humbuckers. They are a closer match to the custom wound pickups that Page used than the stock 496R and 500T pickups. Prices for Page Les Paul range from $4000 for 100% (mint) to $2100 for 90% (excellent) to $1495 for 60% (good). The original manufacturer's price on this guitar was $6300.
Body: bookmatched AA-grade flamed maple top, mahogany back. Neck: Compound radius neck based on Page's original Les Paul, mahagony; 22-fret, rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid position markers. Scale/nut width: 24 3/4" / 1.710". Binding: vintage-colored cream. Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR/Stop Bar. Gold hardware. Pickups: 496R & 500T ceramic magnet humbuckers. Controls: two volume and two tone (push/pull), three way selector switch. Pickguard: Jimmy Page signature facsimile.The push/pull knobs provide 21 variations of coil-taps and series/parallel combinations. The pickups can be made to run in series or parallel, in phase or out of phase, so you get tones ranging from full-bodied humbucker girth to the searing sound of the Telecaster. To state the obvious, this is a very versatile guitar. The switches and controls are: 2 Volume Controls With Push/Pull Pickup Splitting, 2 Tone Controls and 3-Way Pickup Selector Switch. On a normal Les Paul when the toggle switch in the middle position the pickups are in parallel getting a bright jangly sound, this is when it is just the inside coils of the pickups. Then pull the pot out, you put it in series both pickups on together to give a thick mid rangy tone.
'first-run' Les Paul Jimmy Page Signature guitar has a nice fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Just like Jimmy Page's original '59 guitar, the neck is thick at the nut and at the neck heel, like a typical 1959 Les Paul, but it tapers to a super-slim depth in the middle. Solid mahogany body with a nice 'tiger-stripe' two-piece carved maple top with single-ply cream binding. One-piece mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and inlaid pearl trapezoid position markers. Two Gibson Ceramic Magnet Humbuckers. ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic retainer bridge with metal saddles and separate stud tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated. Apart from some very slight rubbing to the gold signature on the pickguard
Guitarist Jimmy Page (center) presents an autographed Gibson Custom Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul to Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman (left) and New York Stock Exchange CEO John Thain.