Jimmy Page Guitars, Strings, and Gears – Everything You Need To Know

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.

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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.

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6-String Guitars

GuitarsNotes
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 DeluxePage used this guitar for "Over the Hills and Far Away" during 1977 North America tour
1991 Gibson Lespaul Custom ShopThis guitar was built by Roger Griffin for Page
1961 Danelectro 3021Alternate tuning (DADGAD) guitar that was used live by Page for songs like "Kashmir"
1958 Danelectro 3021This guitar was used on the Outrider tour
1960 Black Gibson Les Paul CustomJimmy's higly modified guitar which was stolen in 1970
1953 Botswana Brown Fender TelecasterPage used it live during The Firm and Outrider era
Lake Placid Blue Fender StratocasterUsed this guitar during the recording sessions for "In Through The Out Door"
1966 Cream Fender TelecasterThis 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”.

Acoustic Guitars

Through out his career Page used many acoustic guitars, both 6 and 12 strings. Below are some notable acoustic guitars used by Page.

GuitarsNotes
1963 Gibson J-200Used to record acoustic parts for Led Zeppelin I
1972 Martin D-28Used to record acoustic songs after Led Zeppelin IV
Harmony Sovereign H-1260Used to record Stairway to Heaven
1970 Giannini Craviola 12 StringUsed to record Tangerine and in performing it live

Multi-neck Guitars

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)

GuitarsNotes
Jimmy Page Signature Les PaulReleased by Gibson but later discontinued
Jimmy Page Signature EDS-1275Produced by Gibson
Jimmy Page 1960 Les Paul Black BeautyReproduced by Gibson. This is one which was stolen from him in 1970
Jimmy Page No.2 Les PaulRelease 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.

Guitar Strings

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.

Amplifiers

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.

AmplifiersNotes
Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp HeadModded with KT-88 valves, which boosted its output to 200 watts.
Vox AC30 Guitar Combo AmpHe usedthis while recording "In Through the Out Door."
Fender Dual Showman Guitar AmplifierUsed by Jimmy Page
Fender Tonemaster 4x12 CabinetsThis is a part of a Pete Cornish Custom made system for Jimmy Page
Rickenbacker TransonicUsed by Jimmy Page
Arbiter Power 100Used by Jimmy Page
Engl 4x12'' Angled CabinetUsed by Jimmy Page
Orange OR200Used by Jimmy Page
Univox UX-1501Used by Jimmy Page
Vintage Univox 6x12 CabinetUsed by Jimmy Page
Hiwatt Custom 100 Amplifier 'Jimmy Page'Used by Jimmy Page
Petersburg P-100/JP-100 Head AmpliferUsed by Jimmy Page
Hiwatt Custom 100 Amplifier HeadUsed by Jimmy Page

Effect Pedals

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.

PedalsNote
Roger Mayer Fuzz BoxRoger Mayer himself built this one for Page
Univox UD-50 Uni-Drive Effects PedalUsed by Page to create an electronic cello efefct
MXR Blue Box - M103 Fuzz and Octaver PedalUsed in the recording of "Fool in teh rain" solo
DigiTech WH1 Whammy PedalUsed by Page
DeArmond Volume PedalPage mentioned the use of this pedal in his Instagram post.
Pete Cornish Custom Floor SystemBuilt for Page by Pete Cornish
Boss CE-2 ChorusThis pedal is a part of Jimmy's pedal board
Vox Thomas Organ CrybabyUsed by Page
Sonic Wave ThereminUsed live by Page
Sola Sound Tone Bender Professional MKIIUsed live by Page
Yamaha CH-10M II Chorus PedalThis pedal is a part of Jimmy's pedal board
Rotosound Tonebender MK IIIUsed live by Page

Other Gears and Studio Equipments

Other GearsNotes
Herco Flex .75 mm Guitar PickUsed by Page
Violin BowUsed by Page
Gibson A-4Used by Page
Gibson U-style Harp GuitarUsed by Page
ThereminUsed by Page
ARP 2500Used by Page
Maestro Echoplex EP-3Used by Page

All the data were taken from Wikipedia and Equipboard. To know about these gears in detail you can visit either of these two sites.