Gibson Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul Standard 1996. Excellent Condition 9.5/10.
These guitars are are getting more and more scarce in this kind of condition and re-known amongst Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page fans alike. This is the very first signature model Jimmy Page ever produced with Gibson and these are only ever increasing in value – so a great investment as well as having multiple tonal options on tap.
Based on the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarists original 1959 Les Paul, this guitar is part of the first run Gibson produced with Page from 1995 to 1999. The model proved to be very popular and would lead to many further collaborations between Page and Gibson through the years. This 1990s edition was the very first Jimmy Page Signature model, based on a Les Paul Standard with a highly figured top, custom neck profile, custom colour and using the first Gibson ceramic pickups. It features Jimmy’s signature on the pickguard, gold hardware, Grover tuners, and push-pull knobs for coil-tapping/phasing options.
It’s easy to see why the model became so popular with this example in particular featuring a highly figured, tight flame maple top; solid mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays and finished in a light honey burst that really shows off the exceptional flame of this guitar. Hardware is Gold plated throughout from the Kluson tuners to the ABR-1 and stoptail, the plating is in excellent condition with only very very minor wear and no pitting. The Jimmy Page signature cream pickguard is in excellent condition with minimal wear but has been played.
The electronics allow for an amazing 21 tonal variations thanks to the volume and tone knobs push-pull function, three-way-switch and uncovered Gibson 496R and 500T humbuckers. The guitar retains its clear plastic control layout controls. The headstock front only has a degree of hazing and lift to the lacquer often seen on nineties Gibson finishes. This is very common to see and does not affect the guitar.
The guitar weighs a reasonable 9.4 lbs and plays well, the ‘Page’ neck profile is comfortable, slim without being skinny. Frets are in excellent condition with no wear. Like wise the finish is excellent with no knocks dents or wear. The guitar sounds excellent, it can obviously excel at Page infused Rock and Roll but thanks to the switching system this is one versatile Les Paul. The switching in itself becomes very intuitive after little time.
Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!
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