1996 Gibson Jimmy Page Les Paul Standard, Sunburst
Superb condition Gibson Jimmy Page Les Paul Standard from 1996 with a highly figured, tight flame maple top - Rarely played, it would be hard to find a better example on the market.
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.
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 no wear or pitting. The Jimmy Page signature cream pickguard is in excellent condition with no wear, scratches or pick marks. 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 to the lacquer often seen on nineties Gibson finishes.
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 the versatile Les Paul. The switching in itself becomes very intuitive after little time.
The guitar comes with it’s original green lined Gibson Case and Warranty card.