Fender have unveiled the new signature Jimmy Page Telecaster guitars celebrating 50 years of Led Zeppelin
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Update: Fender Jimmy page guitars available to order now!
The first teaser images and video of the new Fender Jimmy Page Telecaster have been revealed and we’ve got a Whole Lotta Love for this new highly limited series arriving January 2019.
Fender have announced the collaboration with one of rock’s legendary guitar players and musical icons – Jimmy Page – recreating his iconic 1959 Fender telecaster to celebrate 50 years since Led Zeppelin first formed in October 1968.
Fans of Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page will know that Page’s famed Telecaster has two distinct “mirror” and "Dragon” designs and helped launch his career in the Yardbirds and eventually Led Zeppelin. The Telecaster was used to record Led Zeppelin 1 as well as a myriad of other songs.
In celebration of the bands 50 year legacy, Fender will release four artist signature guitar models throughout 2019, allowing Led Zeppelin fans and collectors alike to own a piece of guitar history. Two models will be made on Fender’s production lines, with two more models being made in the Fender Custom Shop – entitled the “Limited Edition Jimmy Page Telecaster Set.” Prices and images have now been announced - take a look below.
Fender Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster Signature Guitar
The Fender Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster Signature Guitar is now available to order and features an Ash body with satin lacquer finish which protects that awesome Dragon design whilst the custom refractive pickguard finishes off the guitar nicely. This isn’t all about the looks though as it has been designed to provide a superb playing experience. The Jimmy Page custom thin "D" neck profile is comfortable to play and the roan worn nitrocellulose lacquer finished Maple Neck feels amazing in your hands.
The electronics within provide that perfect Dazed and Confused and Stairway to Heaven tone. In fact, these new pickups have been custom made for Jimmy page to ensure you get that exact sound made famous by Mr. Page.
This is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of rock history. Also comes with vintage style hardshell case.
Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster RW White Blonde
There will be Jimmy page Telecaster artist signature models released in January 2019. Two of these will be highly collectable, limited edition Fender Custom Shop versions masterbuilt by Fender Custom Shop master builder Paul Waller. One will feature mirrors and the other will feature the iconic painted dragon.
Page worked closely with Waller, advising throughout the process and ensuring every detail was accurately reproduced. Only 50 units of each Fender Custom Shop model will be produced and will feature a handwritten signature on the headstock as well as hand-painted flourishes on the artwork.
"Jimmy first approached us in February with the idea to recreate this Telecaster, and as we were planning, I could feel his passion throughout the process," said Waller. "To achieve his vision, I wanted to get every little detail replicated exactly, so you couldn't tell the difference from the originals and these models. That's what we're known for in the Fender Custom Shop: quality craftsmanship and authenticity."
In addition, Fender will also produce both mirror and dragon painted versions on their production lines which means they’ll be more budget friendly for a wider base of Led Zeppelin fans to purchase. Although these won’t be hand signed by Jimmy Page, he did consult with the team at Fender throughout the whole process to ensure the guitars are as accurate as possible.
Prices, images and pre-orders will be announced as soon as we get the information, but rest assured – we’ll Ramble On for ages about this guitar!