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  1. Cookie0024, nice to hear from you thank you for responding. I am sorry to be just a regular commenting member of the public that has no insider and privileged access to information. I have read all your posts leading up to the announcement of his passing, and with all due respect to any real people who may be his friends and family the name Barrington Coleby is now a meme in the Mythology of Led Zeppelin. And the longer it takes to verify his real identity his identity remains in the "legend" "Myth" category rather than fact. And as a meme of mystery his legend will continue to
  2. For me there are just too many problems with this project in being able to believe that Fender and Jimmy were able to recreate the guitars unique physical characteristics resulting in tone and the original painting. It just seems that the drawing and the parts were just not available to recreate from. The idea that Fender flew all that way to get specs seems silly when the bridge pickup (really the only one he played, ever see him play this guitar with the Neck pickup selected?) and the 58 neck just doesn't seem to me to make sense as being the original. So if its a different neck
  3. Fender's Promotional Video really really adds more to the mystery of the Dragon Telecaster than it answers.... Paul Waller: "Jimmy actually invited us out to his house out in London to Spec the guitar out, usually the other way around when we work on a project like this. As I'm taking the guitar apart, I realize that it's kind of an Odd ball. We are calling it a 59', 1959. The date stamp on the neck is February of 1958, which is a very early version [Tele] with a Rosewood board on it. So we haven't seen very many of those. But in 59' they had done a top load only without the optio
  4. Honestly I'm way happier with my own drawing of the Dragon Telecaster than whoever Jimmy Used as an illustrator for his. So I'm making laser cut stencils for the various color layers. This video is of very thin 4mil mylar. This thickness melts the mylar in places that I wish it didn't. I'm testing 7mm and even thin sturdy acrylic sheets. My Drawing centers around the bridge holes so the Red, Green, Orange and Blue all have an anchor point. Also let's not forget the yellow between the Red & Green lines. When you really study the original guitar and see how straight and sharp th
  5. Now that I'm back from NAMM and having seen all of the guitars up close at the Fender booth, I have a few praises, comments and criticisms. First the Praises: 1) Paul Waller seeking out Cathedral Grain patterns with a clear plastic template and building the bodies as two piece off center as on Jimmy's guitar body takes a lot of time and effort. As he points out the grain pattern really was very much apart of the character of the guitar. The Dragon is a living object and paying respect to the wood of the guitar is important in my opinion. That took care and craftsmanship.
  6. Oy.... $12.5K and half are gone.
  7. I do have to say, I love the name of this new amp collaboration "The Sun Dragon". I see two Suns in Page's Dragon or a "Sun Behind a Sun". Did I read this right, Page's Stairway amp fell out of the back of a Van? What is it with this Stairway gear? Seems like the Tone Bender foot Pedal, the amp and Guitar all seemed to have their own "curse". So glad the amp and guitar have risen once again... Here's a visual mashup I did recently in celebration of this new NAMM announcement. Enjoy the insanity...
  8. You know the more you look at this guitar that Jimmy is holding taken by his daughter for the Sundragonamp promotion, it does appear to have a the right grain pattern shape and there is a tiny knott in roughly the right spot. When you sand the face of a guitar the grain pattern is going to alter and shift, so clearly IF this really is the Dragon telecaster body this grain looks really close but slightly altered as would be expected from sanding. So I stand corrected. This really could be the Dragon with a new paint job.
  9. I will say this is by far one of the best illustrated recreations of the original dragon design, but still has some spacial issues to the original drawing as would be expected. It definitely was NOT made from a tracing of the original design or any stencils that made have survived the summer of 1967. I had previously heard rumors that Page had found stencils from which the artwork for the guitar was made, from second hand information from guitar luthiers claiming to have been approached by a personal photographer friend of Pages that was implying they may have the possibility of doing the D
  10. I will say this is by far one of the best illustrated recreations of the original dragon design, but still has some spacial issues to the original drawing as would be expected. It definitely was NOT made from a tracing of the original design or any stencils that made have survived the summer of 1967. I had previously heard rumors that Page had found stencils from which the artwork for the guitar was made, from second hand information from guitar luthiers claiming to have been approached by a personal photographer friend of Pages that was implying they may have the possibility of doing the D
  11. I just got back from a Music Store in Los Angeles, CA and the "tentative" pricing I'm hearing is that a Master Built Fender Telecaster Sets (Pre-Dragon & Dragon) are being sold for $50K. I asked if that was $25K each and the store owner said yes. There was a JP Pre-Dragon Telecaster American made Telecaster in a fender catalog which interestingly had NO MIRRORED CIRCLE's on it! The photo offered to the store by Fender for the Custom Shop Master Built Dragon Telecaster was literally this photo!!! So even though guitar dealers have begun taking full payment for the maste
  12. In August of 1967, the guitar was painted with the Dragon. The circles were removed in April 1967.
  13. Jimmy Page with The Yardbirds at Fifth Dimension Club, Ann Arbor is a perfect example of the "Clear Coat" overspray washing out the painting in the first shot on the paint but not on the upper wood part. If the upper part was also protective coated I would imagine that it would have flashed out in them image like in the top pic. [Love the Behind the nut bending here, pre-heart breaker]
  14. Accidentally painting the tuners takes some serious effort. Overspray? As in clear protective coat? There are some live shots that I see a reflective glare over the bare wood areas and it moves as the angle moves. The accidentally painting it part sounds similar to the "mystery person story" who supposedly destroyed it. This painting looks stenciled. No way was it "Sprayed" without a stencil if sprayed at all. Every attempt at recreating it with a brushes looks terrible. Plus the clear straight lines and the super thin lines tell me it was stenciled. I would even venture to
  15. Well that fits very nicely with the longest stretch of time off between gigs. This is the first I've ever heard this information. Was this ever published or did you hear this first hand from Jimmy?
  16. Cool Story. I've heard similar stories and know that he goes online a lot.
  17. Yes you are right, as it only sometimes falls on the 20th for Summer and typically the 22nd for Winter. My bad. This site also lists it wrong, so in trying to make sure I was accurate for 1967 I may have gotten it off the web incorrectly. http://www.drikpanchang.com/seasons/season-summer-solstice-timings.html?year=1967 Interestingly in 1967 it was also a full moon (Strawberry Moon) as it was for for the first time last year. Considering you are Jimmy Page and have Prerequisite, what month / week did you paint the Dragon? Also considering it looks to me like it was
  18. Trying to determine what Month / week period when the Dragon was painted. Through mid April of 1967 Jimmy Page's Telecaster had mirror reflective circles on it as evidenced of the shows in Denmark with the last that I've seen by Jorgen Angels photographs on April 15th. Assuming on April 16th in Lolland Denmark the guitar was the same, sometime between April 17th and April 29th the guitars circles were removed and the custom clear perspex scratch plate was added that is newly visible at the April 30th 1967 Chaville France show. 30 April France. Did Page return to UK befor
  19. Very interested in also trying to pin down when the 8 mirrored reflector stickers were affixed to the Jeff Beck gifted telecaster. [ on a side note, did Jeff barrow this guitar from John Owen, trade it for something or purchase it?] Dec 4 - Lima, Ohio - last known photo of the Telecaster WITHOUT the reflectors [5 Days to Travel back to UK from US and unpack.] Dec 10 - Bristol, UK - Bristol University Dec 13 - Aberystwyth Wales, Aberystwyth University UK Dec 15 - Hull, UK - Hull University [Dec 16 – Dec 21] 6 Day Break in UK - maybe it was during this break that
  20. I too would love to hear what others think. In a 1977 Guitar Player interview Jimmy Stated the following... "The “Stairway To Heaven” solo was done when I pulled out the Telecaster, which I hadn’t used for a long time, plugged it into the Supro, and away it went again. That’s a different sound entirely from any of the rest of the first album." Has Jimmy lated stated something contrary yes. So has Andy Johns. Andy John's claims Page used "The Cherry Sunburst Gibo on the solo" and a Telecaster on the Rocking outro. Hear his comments here: But I believe it was a Telecaster and a
  21. When I think of Led Zeppelin's "cultural impact", I think of how many genre's of music did Led Zeppelin's influence, how many age groups, how many countries, in addition to their peers making music & other art in their own time and or after them. Today's rock-n-roll youth culture can be argued is more of a Pop, Rap or EDM (example. Dubstep) culture than guitar driven Rock. Rap has previously embraced Kashmire, and today's dubstep DJ's mashup Zeppelin's music live and in Mixtapes. Older brothers and sisters are recruiting their younger siblings and Tumblr has resulted in legions of
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