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Some guitars need a long introduction – Some signature models certainly require an introduction as often we hear about a new model and yet have no idea who the featured artist is – But surely a Gibson Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul needs no introduction whatsoever – This is a 1998 model and part of the original and first run of Jimmy Page models that Gibson produced from around 1995 to 1999 – Not sure how many were actually made and I’ve not seen any detailed info on this, but it was only available for 4 years – As such there has always been a good steady demand and interest when ever such models are offered for sale today

Around 2004, Gibson and Jimmy agreed to another signature model – Produced by the Custom Shop team and produced in far small numbers and arguably with more correct vintage detail, based  Jimmy’s actual guitar – Gibson actually borrowed Jimmy’s famous LP and built detailed replicas in 3 different formats – 26 were played and signed by Jimmy, with all 26 aged by Tom Murphy – Back in 2004 they acquired an asking price in excess of £20K and that was assuming you could find one for sale – Jimmy kept #1 – The 2nd run was pretty similar with a run of 150 – all again aged by Tom Murphy but not played/signed by Jimmy – They still acquired an original asking price in excess of 15K – The 3rd option were neither aged by Tom or played /signed by Jimmy, but retain the correct vintage vibe of his famous LP – Even so an asking price in the UK was around 8K – All 3 models today command a used price well in excess of their original asking price when new – All 3 sell quite quickly when they are ever offered for sale in various outlets

Condition wise and for a guitar that is now 20 years old I can report that this LP has not been played on a regular basis – If it has been played, then it has certainly been well cared  for, so that highly figured maple top looks in fine fettle when you give it a more detailed appraisal – It is not in the out of the box, new, mint, showroom condition, but it is clean – Look on the nitro gloss finish to the top of the guitar and you’ll find very little signs of use – Look on the rear and you’ll find a few small ‘superficial’ grazes to the gloss finish – Very light – No nicks, dings or dints, so certainly no negative issues to report – Barely no sign of wear to the gold plated bridge or tailpiece, certainly very little wear in the usual area where you’d rest your palm – Touch of wear on the gold plated Grover machine heads on the tulip buttons – Frets are clean and reflect very little use – Re-strung and set-up with a new set of 10’s – Complete with a Gibson black case – Not original to this LP, but can’t offer a reason as to why the original case is ‘missing’ – It includes the signed scratchplate – I’m led to believe that this has actually spend most of its life removed from the guitar and stored in the case, to ensure the signature does not wear down – As such this plate is very clean with no wear to the signature – Also includes the plastic overlay sheet for the pots to indicate what the push/pull options operate – Also includes the blue Gibson/Rosetti warranty card sheet

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