If you are curious to know what kind of guitars, strings, pedals, amplifiers, and music accessories Jimmy Page used then you are in the right place. In this post, we will be discussing everything related to gears used by Jimmy throughout his career.
Beside being considered as one of the influential guitarists of all time, he is also know for playing the guitar with a cello bow.
Page said that he obtained the idea of playing the guitar with a bow from David McCallum, Sr. who was also a session musician. Page used his Fender Telecaster and later his Gibson Les Paul for his bow solos.MTV’s Led Zeppelin Rockumentary
Below you will find all the guitars used by Jimmy Page though out his career that includes 6 and 12 string electric guitars, acoustic guitars, signature models and multi-neck guitars.
Also Read – How did Jimmy Page Write Riffs?
|1959 Fender Telecaster (The Dragon)||Given by Jeff Beck and used to record first Led Zeppelin album|
|1959 Gibson Lespaul Standard (No.1)||Sold to Page for $500 by Joe Walsh|
|1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard (No.2)||Page used this as a backup guitar|
|1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe (No.3)||This guitar was extensively used by Page from 1980s onwards|
|1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe||Page used this guitar for "Over the Hills and Far Away" during 1977 North America tour|
|1991 Gibson Lespaul Custom Shop||This guitar was built by Roger Griffin for Page|
|1961 Danelectro 3021||Alternate tuning (DADGAD) guitar that was used live by Page for songs like "Kashmir"|
|1958 Danelectro 3021||This guitar was used on the Outrider tour|
|1960 Black Gibson Les Paul Custom||Jimmy's higly modified guitar which was stolen in 1970|
|1953 Botswana Brown Fender Telecaster||Page used it live during The Firm and Outrider era|
|Lake Placid Blue Fender Stratocaster||Used this guitar during the recording sessions for "In Through The Out Door"|
|1966 Cream Fender Telecaster||This guitar used live by page during the Tour Over Europe in 1980|
1. 1959 Fender Telecaster (The Dragon)
This guitar was given by Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page that he used it to record all the material in the first Led Zeppelin album and in tours from 1968 to 1969. This guitar was also used to record the “Stairway to Heaven” solo. Later the parts of the guitar were disassembled and used in other guitars.
2. 1959 Gibson Lespaul Standard (No.1)
Page bought this guitar from Joe Walsh for $500 and used it to record most of the Led Zeppelin material. According to Wikipedia, this guitar was used by Gibson as the model for the company’s second run of Page signature models in 2004.
3. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard (No.2)
This guitar is the same as the No.1 with a shaved-down neck. Page used this guitar as an alternate-tuning (DADGAD) and as a back-up guitar.
4. 1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe (No.3)
This guitar was extensively used by Page from 1980s onwards. Jimmy played the solo section of “Whole Lotta Love” and “Kashmir’ at the O2 reunion concert in 1985 using this guitar.
5. 1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
This guitar is slightly different than the No.3 guitar due to its smaller headstock. Page used this guitar for “Over the Hills and Far Away” during 1977 North America tour.
6. 1991 Gibson Lespaul Custom Shop
This guitar was built by Roger Griffin for Page. Later Grffin’s work was copied by Gibson to built Jimmy Page Signature model Les Pauls in 1990s.
7. 1961 Danelectro 3021
This is an alternate tuning (DADGAD) guitar that was used live by Page for songs like “Kashmir”, “White Summer”, “Black Mountain side” and “Midnight Moonlight”.
8. 1958 Danelectro 3021
This guitar was used on the Outrider tour and was tuned to open G tuning. It has a smaller pickguard compared to that of 1961 Danelectro which has a larger one.
9. 1960 Black Gibson Les Paul Custom with Bigsby Tremolo
This is one of the Jimmy’s higly modified guitar which was stolen in 1970 but was not recovered until 2015-16. Page even ran an ad requesting to return it.
10. 1953 Botswana Brown Fender Telecaster
This guitar is equipped with Parson and White E-string bender, with a maple neck which was later refitted with rosewood neck from his Dragon Telecaster. Page used it live during The Firm and Outrider era. He also used it on the Led Zeppelin’s 1977 North American Concert tour and Kne
11. 1964 Lake Placid Blue Fender Stratocaster
Page used this guitar during the recording sessions for “In Through The Out Door”, Knebworth and Tour Over Europe 1980.
12. 1966 Cream Fender Telecaster
Page used this one during the Tour Over Europe in 1980 for Physical Graffiti and All My love.
12 String Electric Guitars
1. 1967 Black Vox Phantom – 12 String
Used by Page for recording the Yearbirds album Little Games and onstage performances. It was also used to record “Travelling Riverside Blues” on the BBC Sessions and “Thank You” and “Living Loving Maid” on Led Zeppelin II.
2. 1965 Fender Electric XII – 12 String
This guitar was used to record “when the Levee Breaks”, “Stairway to Heaven” and “The Song Remains The Same”.
Through out his career Page used many acoustic guitars, both 6 and 12 strings. Below are some notable acoustic guitars used by Page.
|1963 Gibson J-200||Used to record acoustic parts for Led Zeppelin I|
|1972 Martin D-28||Used to record acoustic songs after Led Zeppelin IV|
|Harmony Sovereign H-1260||Used to record Stairway to Heaven|
|1970 Giannini Craviola 12 String||Used to record Tangerine and in performing it live|
1. 1971 Gibson EDS-1275
Page used this guitar in live performances for Stairway to Heaven, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Celebration Day, Tangerine and Sick Again.
2. Triple Neck Guitar
According to wikipedia, Andy Manson was assigned to make another triple neck guitar for page that was used during the Unledded performances.
Signature Models (Guitars)
|Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul||Released by Gibson but later discontinued|
|Jimmy Page Signature EDS-1275||Produced by Gibson|
|Jimmy Page 1960 Les Paul Black Beauty||Reproduced by Gibson. This is one which was stolen from him in 1970|
|Jimmy Page No.2 Les Paul||Release by Gibson in december 2009|
1. Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul
This signature model was released by Gibson but later discontinued. It was released again by Gibson with a different version in 2004 with 25 signed by Page himself. Later this version was also discontinued.
2. Page’s 1960 Les Paul Black Beauty
This is same model that was stolen from Jimmy Page in 1970. Gibson reproduced it again with some modification. In 2006, 25 signed ( by Page ) and 500 unsigned guitar were sold.
Jimmy Page used Ernie Ball Super Slinky electric guitar strings. The sizes are .009s – .042s.
This set of strings are easily available in the market with a very reasonable price.
Along side Jimmy, artists like John Petrucci, Slash, Eric Clapton, Green Day, AC/DC love Ernie Ball Slinky Strings.
Jimmy Page used various amplifiers like Orange, Vox, Axis, and Fender. For live performances, he used Marshall and Hiwatt. Below you will find all the models.
|Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head||Modded with KT-88 valves, which boosted its output to 200 watts.|
|Vox AC30 Guitar Combo Amp||He usedthis while recording "In Through the Out Door."|
|Fender Dual Showman Guitar Amplifier||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Fender Tonemaster 4x12 Cabinets||This is a part of a Pete Cornish Custom made system for Jimmy Page|
|Rickenbacker Transonic||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Arbiter Power 100||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Engl 4x12'' Angled Cabinet||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Orange OR200||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Univox UX-1501||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Vintage Univox 6x12 Cabinet||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Hiwatt Custom 100 Amplifier 'Jimmy Page'||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Petersburg P-100/JP-100 Head Amplifer||Used by Jimmy Page|
|Hiwatt Custom 100 Amplifier Head||Used by Jimmy Page|
Some of the notable effects pedals used by Page are Dunlop Cry Baby, MXR Phase 90, VOX Cry Baby Wah, Boss CE-2 Chorus, Yamaha CH-10Mk II Chorus, Sola Sound Tone Bender Professional Mk II and MXR Blue Box.
Below you will find all the notable effect pedal used by page.
|Roger Mayer Fuzz Box||Roger Mayer himself built this one for Page|
|Univox UD-50 Uni-Drive Effects Pedal||Used by Page to create an electronic cello efefct|
|MXR Blue Box - M103 Fuzz and Octaver Pedal||Used in the recording of "Fool in teh rain" solo|
|DigiTech WH1 Whammy Pedal||Used by Page|
|DeArmond Volume Pedal||Page mentioned the use of this pedal in his Instagram post.|
|Pete Cornish Custom Floor System||Built for Page by Pete Cornish|
|Boss CE-2 Chorus||This pedal is a part of Jimmy's pedal board|
|Vox Thomas Organ Crybaby||Used by Page|
|Sonic Wave Theremin||Used live by Page|
|Sola Sound Tone Bender Professional MKII||Used live by Page|
|Yamaha CH-10M II Chorus Pedal||This pedal is a part of Jimmy's pedal board|
|Rotosound Tonebender MK III||Used live by Page|
Other Gears and Studio Equipments
|Herco Flex .75 mm Guitar Pick||Used by Page|
|Violin Bow||Used by Page|
|Gibson A-4||Used by Page|
|Gibson U-style Harp Guitar||Used by Page|
|Theremin||Used by Page|
|ARP 2500||Used by Page|
|Maestro Echoplex EP-3||Used by Page|