Jimmy Page Guitar : 1959 Les Paul Standard

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The Les Paul Standard’s original designers and manufactures including Les Paul Himself would no doubt have been shocked by veneration heaped on the guitar. Upon its introduction in the early fifties, it was received with only moderate enthusiasm. But with the coming of the second generation of rock guitarists, the reputation of sunburst Les Pauls built between 1958 and 1960 skyrocketed.

Besides Page, other greats who have played these guitar include Peter Green, Dickey Betts, Ace Frehley, and Keith Richards. With the guitar’s increase in desirability came a concomitant rise in price on the vintage guitar market. In 1976, one could cruise into the old Dan Armstrong shop in New York’s Greenwich Village and stroll out with a tiger striped 1959 Les Paul for $750.

Around April 1969, page paid Joe Walsh just $500 for the classic 1959 standard(Jimmy Page guitar). Today, similar instruments refularly fetch sums of six figures.

Jimmy Page guitar 1959 les paul standard specification : 

Body

Top  Maple
Back  Mahogany
Binding .90, Cream
Body Non Chambered
Average Weight 6.5 lbs
Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck

Wood Mahogany
Profile Jimmy Page Number Two
Truss Rod Traditional
Gluten Franklin Titebond 50

Fingerboard

Wood Rosewood
Frets 22
Radius 12″
Nut  1.687/2.062
Inlays  Acrylic Trapezoid Shape
Others  Page Fret Wiring / Tortoise Side Dots

Headstock

Inlay Mother of Pearl
Logo Period correct Gibson logo with “les Paul Model” Silkscreened in Gold
Truss Rod Cover  Vinyl Plastic Antique Bell
Weight .94 lbs

Hardware

Knobs style  Gold Top
Pickguard  Reissue Cream with Two Push button Switches Underneath
Toggle Switch  Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Strings size  009 –  046, vintage strings models
Strap  Schaller Straplocks

Pickups

Neck Pickups Jimmy Page BurstBucker, Covered
Bridge Pickups Jimmy Page “Number Two” Bucker, Uncovered with Black Bobbins*
Magnet Jimmy Page BurstBucker: Alnico III
Jimmy Page “Number Two” Bucker: Alnico V

Electronics

Potentiometers  2 Push and Pull Volume Controls, 2 Push and Pull Tone Controls
Electronic types  500k Audio Taper
Switches  Two Push button DPDT Switches Mounted Underneath the Pickguard
Wiring  Parallel Machine Wound
Toggle Switch  Vintage Three way selector with Amber Plastic Tip
Output 1/4  Switchcraft

Finishes

Color  Jimmy Page Burst Number Two
Process  Tom Murphy Aged

See also: Eddie Van Halen Ibanez Destroyer Signature Guitar

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