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    Advice on Knebworth 1979 rare t -shirt

    That article is garbage. Those shirts aren't that valuable at all, except the 1980 one but nowhere near $5,000, lol. Your Knebworth shirt is a bootleg. Probably a hundred dollars or so?
  2. Robert Plant Covers Elvis Presley, Duets With Sheryl Crow in NYC The Led Zeppelin frontman never takes the obvious or easy route at his shows, avoiding traditional versions of Led Zeppelin's greatest hits. This was especially true at a benefit concert last night in New York City. Plant was headlining the third annual "Love Rocks" concert: a benefit for the New York charity, God's Love We Deliver, an organization that cooks and home delivers medically tailored meals for people living with severe illness in the New York City metropolitan area, for free. The bill also featured the first performance of Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson since their breakup in 2016, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, Sheryl Crow, Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Jimmie Vaughan, Mavis Staples, Taj Majal, former New York Yankee Bernie Williams (who is a great guitar player!) and Mavis Staples, along with younger artists including Hozier, Lukas Nelson (son of Willie), Larkin Poe and Marcus King, along with comedians Bill Murray and Martin Short. After a few hours of performances, Plant hit the stage, accompanied only by six backing singers and guitarist Larry Campbell (a former member of Bob Dylan's Band) for a mostly acapella version of Elvis Presley's "Don't." He was then joined by the house band, led by former Late Show With David Letterman bassist Will Lee (and which included his former boss, Paul Shaffer) along with Texas blues legend Jimmie Vaughan for another Elvis song, "A Mess of Blues." He was then joined by Sheryl Crow as he veered towards more familar territory, playing "Rich Woman," from his 2007 album with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand (with Crow taking Krauss's vocals in the song). Finally, he entered the Led Zeppelin catalog, as he and Crow did a spaghetti western/rockabilly take on "Black Dog." (simliar to the version that he used to do when singer/songwriter Patty Griffin was in his band). It begs the question: could there be a Robert Plant/Sheryl Crow collaboration in the future? Crow then left the stage and Plant did a pretty straight ahead version of the Zeppelin classic "Thank You." After that, he was joined by the Wilson sisters, Potter, Majal and Nelson for a rollicking take on the early rock and roll classic, "Shake, Rattle and Roll." Finally, the rest of the artists joined him as he led them through a take on Dave Mason's Traffic hit "Feelin' Alright." Plant will hit the road in Europe with his own band in June and July. He's rumored to be playing the Woodstock 2019 festival this summer, but that has not yet been confirmed. -- Brian Ives https://wror.com/2019/03/08/robert-plant-covers-elvis-presley-duets-with-sheryl-crow-in-nyc/
  3. Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant makes shock appearance at intimate Leeds gig The veteran rockstar made a surprise appearance at an Alice Phoebe Lou gig Rock legend Robert Plant made a shock appearance at Hifi Club in Leeds on Thursday night. South African singer Alice Phoebe Lou was making her first appearance in Leeds, and rock legend Plant commemorated the occasion by gatecrashing the party. Lou was playing her first Leeds gig in support of new album Paper Castles. A 'special guest' was promised by Lou, and the crowd was shocked when it was none other than rock royalty and former Led Zeppelin frontman Plant. Plant was playing as part of Saving Grace, his new band. Suzy Dian, Tony Kelsey, Matt Worley and Oli Jefferson are the other band members. Video clip on this page: https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/best-in-leeds/gigs-clubs/led-zeppelin-star-robert-plant-15905213
  4. Thanks for posting! Looks like this was January 28, 1977 from articles in the LZ timeline --- http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/may-22-1977
  5. By Nick Knight MUSIC fans are more used to seeing Robert Plant on some of the world’s biggest and most famous stages but last Friday the rock star played live on the somewhat more intimate stage of Bishops Castle’s SpArC theatre. The former leader of Led Zeppelin who now fronts a variety of musical ensembles, Plant appeared alongside Saving Grace and The Beez Neez to show his support for the venue battling a funding crisis. It followed his visit to SpArC in late December with his friend and local musician Geoff Grimes, when Plant was looking for small intimate venues for his new music project. Robert knows and loves the area and after a tour of the theatre by manager Elizabeth Still he was impressed with the venue, and was keen to support the theatre when he heard its future was under threat. His new project called Saving Grace is a musical co-operative with Plant on vocals/harmonica, Suzi Dian on vocals, Tony Kelsey on mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars, Matt Worley on banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars, and cuatro and Oli Jefferson on percussion. Described as “music inspired by the dreamscape of the Welsh Marches”, the local gig came together with the theatre’s warm and intimate atmosphere completed by a capacity audience unaware of the identity of the bands until The Beez Neez kicked the evening off to a flying start, with Geoff Grimes on keys and vocals, Ted Bunting on saxophones and flute, and Sticky Wicket on percussion and vocals, playing their set of blues and soul numbers with skill, personality and joyful energy. Then Saving Grace came on stage with Robert declaring that this was the band’s first gig and he was very happy to be back in “Bouncy Castle”. He went on to say how they “deeply support SpArC Theatre and others like it “ and “how important it is to preserve these places of music, theatre and art for communities in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Everywhereshire”. Their music was sublime, laid back and bluesy with eastern and folk influences. Robert was in fine voice, Suzi’s vocals blended perfectly as well as standing out and owning it in her own right. With warm harmonies from Tony and Matt, and beautifully crafted, textural guitar, mandolin, banjo and percussion too we couldn’t believe our luck! With this celebrity endorsement of the Save the SpArC Campaign, Elizabeth Still said: “We feel unbelievably privileged and excited that Robert Plant and Saving Grace decided to perform at Sparc Theatre”. https://www.countytimes.co.uk/news/17405225.led-zeppelin-star-robert-plant-shows-a-whole-lotta-love-for-bishops-castle-theatre/
  6. zeplz71

    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    Thanks for the info!
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    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    It does come with a bow specs- http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/artist/jimmy-page-dragon-tele/ More about Jimmy Page Dragon® Telecaster® Few guitars are as important to the history of rock as the Telecaster Jimmy Page used to create the iconic, genre-defining riffs of Led Zeppelin. Originally received as an undecorated gift from Jeff Beck, he used this 1959 Telecaster to unleash his larger-than-life riffage and fierce soloing upon the world. By mid-1967 he decided to strip the instrument down to bare wood and drawing on his art school training, repaint it himself with what became the iconic “Dragon” design. Page partially painted over the stripped 1959 Telecaster with darts and curls of green, orange, yellow, blue and red in a pattern that formed something of a swirling, psychedelic, vaguely Japanese dragon. The beast’s flaming red horns and green head rest inside the blunt upper horn, green scales run down its neck as it breaks into a colorful abstraction that could include a cracked egg near the control panel and a tail that snakes into the upper bout from the lower. To recreate this legendary instrument, Master Builder Paul Waller and Page collaborated in person to ensure each guitar of these 50 sets perfectly matches the original. Page visited our Custom Shop in Corona, CA and personally painted a portion of the dragon design on each guitar. We’re both pleased and proud to present this instrument that honors the man, his music and the guitar he used to create it. Painstakingly hand-built by Waller under Page’s eager, direct supervision, every component of these stellar guitars matches the original’s. The off-center-seam two-piece ash body hosts a period-accurate lacquer finish, and bears the dragon design hand-painted by Page himself. A pair of Custom Shop Hand-Wound 58 single-coil pickups, routed through modern Tele® wiring and a 3-position pickup switch offer authentic, inspirational Fender tone. The tinted maple neck’s “Oval C” profile is comfortable for almost any playing style, and precisely matches the profile of Page’s original instrument, so you can enjoy the same playing feel he has for decades. The 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard matches the specs of the era, right down to the 21 vintage-sized frets. Other features include a custom 8-hole Clear pickguard, 59 top-load Tele bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Includes a custom hardshell flight case, white seatbelt-style strap, super-long white leather strap, red coiled cable, violin bow, rosin, Herco® guitar picks and Certificate of Authenticity. Although this is a collector’s item it’s still an exact recreation of the original guitar, so if you get the itch to plug in and crank it up you will have the guitar’s legendary tone and vibe on tap. ========================================================= Specs General Model Name: Jimmy Page Dragon® Tele® Model Number: 9216008800 Series: Custom Artist Color: Medium Tint Lacquer with Custom Painted Dragon Body Body Shape: Telecaster® Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Ash Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Neck Material: Maple Neck Shape: Oval "C" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: Vintage String Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: Rosewood Position Inlays: White Dot Electronics Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele® Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele® Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration: SS Hardware Bridge: '59 Top-Load Tele® Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Orientation: Right-Hand Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Pickguard: Clear Control Knobs: Chrome Miscellaneous Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges Included Accessories: Custom Anvil Case, White Leather Strap; White "Seat Belt" Strap, Red Coiled Cable, Violin Bow, Rosin, Herco® Picks, Signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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    Glasgow 12/3/72 - New Recording

    Looking forward to hearing this!
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    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    Hot on the heels of Jimmy Page's announcement of his brand-new Sundragon amp, Fender has revealed the full details of the Jimmy Page Signature Telecasters. Throughout 2019, Fender will release a total of four Artist Signature guitars modeled after Page's 1959 Fender Telecaster. In 1967, Page affixed eight circular mirrors on the original Tele's body, before stripping it entirely and painting his own psychedelic dragon pattern in bright colors. (It was 1967, after all.) He'd go on to play that guitar for the majority of Led Zeppelin's debut album, as well as plenty of other times on stage and in the studio—notably for the solo on "Stairway to Heaven." Fender's Jimmy Page Telecaster models will include two Custom Shop guitars and two standard production runs: The Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster, one of two Custom Shop models, will be available in March for $25,000. The Jimmy Page Mirrored Telecaster, which completes what Fender is calling the "Limited Edition Jimmy Page Telecaster Set," will also be available in March for $25,000. The Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster, as a standard production run, will be available in Spring 2019, for a much more affordable $2,499.99. Unlike the mirror-adorned Custom Shop model, the standard Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster has only a White Blonde lacquer finish. The Jimmy Page Telecaster reproduces Page's iconic artwork, while giving the guitar vintage-appropriate features like a custom "Oval C"-shaped neck that matches the original Tele's neck profile and a 7.25" fretboard radius. It's also the cheapest of the models, at $1,399.99, and will be available Summer 2019. Keep reading to see all of the new Jimmy Page Signature Telecasters, with full specs direct from Fender. Custom Shop Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster Custom Shop Jimmy Page Mirrored Telecaster Specifications for both the Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster and Jimmy Page Mirrored Telecaster: Off-center-seam two-piece ash body Period-accurate White Blonde lacquer finish with eight circular mirrors OR Dragon design hand-painted by Paul Waller and Page himself Trio of Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘58 single-coil pickups, routed through modern Tele® wiring and a 3-position pickup switch Tinted maple neck’s “Oval C” profile is comfortable for almost any playing style, and precisely matches the profile of Page’s original instrument 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard matches the specs of the era, right down to the 21 vintage-sized frets Custom 8-hole clear pickguard ‘59 Esquire® bridge Vintage-style tuning machines Bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer The Jimmy Page Mirrored Telecaster® features a hand signed signature and the Jimmy Page Dragon® Telecaster® is partially hand-painted by Jimmy Page Includes a Custom ‘Anvil’ Flightcase, red coiled cable, violin bow, rosin, Herco® guitar picks and Certificate of Authenticity (Dragon) OR vintage-style tweed hardshell case, black coiled cable, Ace “Stained Glass” strap, Herco® guitar picks and Certificate of Authenticity (Mirror) Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster Specifications for Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster: Two-piece ash body Lacquer finish for full-bodied tone Pair of Jimmy Page Custom ‘59 Tele® single-coil pickups Custom “Oval C”-shaped maple neck, 7.25”-radius slab rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets for smooth playing feel “Top-loader” bridge for through-body or top-load stringing for warmer tone and reduced tension so strings bend more easily Bone nut; vintage-style round string tree Pure Vintage LC “S” Line”Fender Deluxe” tuning machines for authentic style and performance Jimmy Page signature (not hand-written) on the headstock and on the custom chrome neck plate Vintage tweed case with eight round mirrors Black coiled cable, vintage-style “stained glass” strap and a custom Certificate of Authenticity Jimmy Page Telecaster Specifications for the Jimmy Page Telecaster: Satin lacquer finish over a reproduction of Jimmy Page’s iconic artwork Two-piece ash ‘50s Tele body Custom “Oval C”-shaped maple neck, duplicating the exact neck profile from Page’s Telecaster Road Worn® lacquer finish on the neck Period-correct 7.25”-radius slab rosewood fingerboard Two custom-wound Jimmy Page Telecaster single coil pickups “Top loader” bridge with threaded steel saddles; String top load-style for a rounder sound with easier bending (like Jimmy Page) or traditional through-body for classic Fender twang. Vintage-style tuners offer classic style and rock-solid tuning stability Includes vintage-style black hardshell case https://reverb.com/news/fender-reveals-full-details-of-jimmy-page-signature-telecasters
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    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    Fender is helping Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's first album with a limited-edition Telecaster guitar Jimmy Page hasn't played guitar much in public since Led Zeppelin's reunion concert in 2007, at London's O2 Arena where the band celebrated the legacy of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. There was a rendition of "Whole Lotta Love" at the 2008 Olympics closing ceremony and a lovely stint on the acoustic at Roy Harper's 70th birthday concert in 2011. But otherwise, the 75-year-old musician has been content to refine Led Zeppelin's considerable legacy in other ways. Fender master builder Paul Waller didn't see Page play last year when the musician visited the company's Custom Shop and factory in Corona, CA. But he saw something altogether rarer. He saw Page paint. The occasion was Page checking out a special project with Fender to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin's first album in 1969. For generations of fans, Page will be forever associated with the sunburst 1959 Gibson Les Paul that he bought from Joe Walsh. But the guitar that he wielded in pre-Zep days with the Yardbirds and on Led Zeppelin I was a Fender Telecaster. And not just any Tele. The 1959 model came to Page as a gift from Jeff Beck when the pair were in the Yardbirds (the band also launched the career of Eric Clapton). In the fashion of the psychedelic times, Page had modified the guitar twice. First, he first added circular mirrors. Then in mid-1967, he stripped the guitar's finish himself and, art student that he was, hand painted a red, orange, green, and blue motif that evoked a dragon. He finished it off with a clear-plastic pickguard protecting shimmery foil. Enter the dragon This "dragon" Telecaster was Page's weapon of choice for the first appearances of Led Zeppelin, after the guitarist assembled the lineup of fellow session veteran John Paul Jones on bass, vocalist Robert Plant, and drummer John Bonham. The quartet was briefly called the "New Yardbirds" before switching to Led Zeppelin. Page once said that the Tele was a more demanding instrument than the Les Paul he'd later deploy to great effect in Zep's live performances through the 1970s. But he also lauded its rewards, and anyone who's ever turned up the volume on the proto-punk riff of "Communication Breakdown" knows what he's talking about — it's pure Telecaster attitude and bite. The dragon Tele, sadly, was done in, the story has it, by a Page friend who eliminated the dragon artwork. Page then saved the neck and used it for a brown B-bender Tele that he has pulled out periodically (the B-bender has a special apparatus that enables Page's Tele to mimic pedal-steel tones). According to Waller, Fender wasn't thinking about reviving the dragon design. "Jimmy approached us," Waller said in an interview with Business Insider. "That was an exciting day for me." Waller labors at Fender's famous Custom Shop, where he builds coveted takes on Fender's guitars for professional musicians and discerning collectors. But working with Page over the course of the year set a new standard. Page is an exacting steward of Led Zeppelin's legacy, and the new dragon Telecaster introduced Waller to the guitarist's scrupulous process. "He provided a formula for each color," Waller said. "He had spent months mixing them. That made the project quite a bit easier." But the nearly eight-month undertaking, commencing last February, wasn't a breeze by any estimation. With Page in London and Waller in southern California, samples of Telecaster bodies had been sent back and forth. "I provided many in the beginning," Waller said. What was tricky was matching the grain of the wood, which on the original instrument was distinctive. The dragon design was worked out using what Waller described as a "paint by numbers" template. "It took me hours to do the first couple of guitars," he recalled. Waller wasn't really able to move forward until he'd gotten feedback from Page, which could take a few weeks. "He knows what he wants," Waller said. He has something complete in his head. He's like an artist envisioning a painting." Faithful recreations of the original Page Teles Reviving Page's Tele wasn't merely about the visuals. The Telecaster was Leo Fender's first proper solidbody guitar, revolutionizing jazz, country, and blues and kicking off rock 'n roll; it was preceded by a more basic design, the Esquire. It's a simple thing, intentionally — a cutting board with a neck, tuners, pickups, and strings. The bridge pickup is an icepick, while the next pickup is mellow. In the middle position, the Tele can imitate an acoustic guitar. Waller knows his instruments from this period. "We've probably made more '59 Teles than they did in 1959," he joked. One peculiarity of the Page Telecaster was its toploaded bridge. A Tele with this bridge can be strung through body holes, or the strings can be anchored at the bottom of the guitar's "ashtray" bridge plate. Page's '59 had three saddles, a rosewood fingerboard, and with a toploaded string job, Waller said, Page could use "slinkier," easy-to-bend strings, achieving a less sharp tone than the Tele was known for. (Page is also famous for his massive note bends.) Two packages will be available for the 50 dragon Teles and the 50 mirror Teles, called "Limited Edition Jimmy Page Telecaster Set." The mirrors guitar will have a Fender tweed case and include the Herco nylon picks that Page favors, as well as a coiled lead and a signed certificate of authenticity. The dragon will come with a special display case, a violin bow, and two straps: one white "seat belt" and one extra-long leather. It will also include Herco picks, a coiled lead, and a signed certificate of authenticity. The sets will go on sale in March and cost $25,000 apiece. "Fender will also build both mirror and painted versions on its production lines, which will be more accessibly priced for a broader base of fans to purchase," the company said. Those guitars will run $2,499 for the mirror Tele, available in spring, and $1,399 for the dragon Tele, following in summer. "While these will not be hand-signed and hand-painted by the artist, Page did consult with Fender throughout the design process to ensure the guitars are true-to-spec of the original Telecaster." Jimmy Page, visual artist Last year, as Fender was preparing to compete the 100 "Limited Edition Jimmy Page Telecaster Sets," Page journeyed to the Los Angeles area to sign headstocks, tour the Fender factory, and add some finishing touches to the Custom Shop dragon Teles. "He applied paint to every dragon body for sale," Waller said. "It was his request. "He wanted to make sure it was authentic." No Telecasters were played in Waller's presence. But Page actually painting? His brief time in art school is the stuff of Led Zeppelin lore. Page himself is a noted collector of Pre-Raphaelite art and he lives in William Burges' architecturally important Tower House in London, built in the late 19th century and a stunning example of the Victorian era's gothic revival style. Page signed the headstocks of the limited-edition Telecasters. Fender Page always thought of Zep as art — alchemical sonic aesthetics, in fact, four unique elements coming together to create a magical fifth — and for the better part of a decade, he's dedicated himself to preserving the group's legacy, through remastered box sets of Zep's albums as well as a photographic autobiography. But his personal, pre-Zeppelin art has always been a mystery, and the dragon Telecaster is essentially the only example anyone has ever seen. But clearly, the pleasures of painting have never been far from his mind. "He was having a lot of fun," Waller said. Page evidently agreed. "They really got it 110 percent right, or 150 percent right," he said in a statement. "It's so absolutely as it is, as it should be, and as it was." Watch Page paint some Telecaster and discuss the project here. https://www.businessinsider.com/jimmy-page-led-zeppelin-new-fender-dragon-telecaster-2019-1
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    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    NAMM 2019: Fender Unveils Jimmy Page Signature Telecasters By Jackson Maxwell 2 hours agoNews Two versions of the guitars—the extremely limited Custom Shop edition and the production line edition—will be made available. NAMM 2019: Back in October, it was announced that Fender had teamed up with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to recreate the 1959 Telecaster that he used to record the band's self-titled debut in 1968. Now, after three months of anticipation, the company has finally unveiled the new line of guitars in advance of the NAMM show. Two models—dubbed the Limited Edition Jimmy Page Telecaster Set—will be produced in the Fender Custom Shop, while two additional models will be made on Fender’s production lines. The Limited Edition Jimmy Page Telecaster Set will be available beginning March 2019, while the two production line models will be released in Spring/Summer 2019. “The story of the instrument is the whole journey of it – from Jeff having it, to passing it on to me with such good spirit,” Page said of the guitar. “It’s a lot of love in that gesture and the journey of it through The Yardbirds and how it was used on the first Led Zeppelin album, the journey all the way through here today. Now, it’s been restored back to its true beauty and we’ve actually been able to sort of clone it.” Page originally received the Telecaster in 1966 from Jeff Beck, who gifted it to Page for recommending him to the Yardbirds. Through the years, the Telecaster took on several looks and personas, as Page customized it aesthetically and sonically. When he first received it, the guitar was undecorated in its factory white blonde finish and remained that way until February 1967, when he added eight circular mirrors to the body. Page played his mirrored Telecaster only briefly in the final years of the Yardbirds, and by mid-1967 he was ready to change the look. He removed the mirrors and completely stripped and repainted the instrument himself, this time hand-painting a mystical dragon on the body. When Led Zeppelin was formed in October 1968, the Dragon Telecaster became Page’s go-to instrument and he played it on stage and in the studio until 1969. It was also the main guitar used on the Led Zeppelin album. Among the four Artist Signature models will be two highly collectible, limited edition Fender Custom Shop versions built by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder veteran Paul Waller—one with mirrors and the other with the painted dragon. Each of these guitars, mind you, won't come cheap. At a cool $25,000, the set will be available for local authorized showcase dealers to purchase and then sell together or separately to consumers. Beginning March 2019, only 50 units of each Fender Custom Shop model will be made available. They will include Page’s personal touches, such as a handwritten signature on the headstock of the mirror model, as well as hand-painted flourishes on the guitar body’s dragon artwork and personally-signed Certificates of Authenticity for both models. “Jimmy actually invited us to his house in London to spec the guitar out,” Waller said in a statement. “More than a year later, we’ve managed to bring this guitar and the evolution of Jimmy’s career back to life. As the guitar evolved, so did Jimmy’s career. As the Dragon is born, he moves in and Led Zeppelin is born as well. It’s a pivotal moment for the guitar and music.” In addition to personal touches from Page, the Fender Custom Shop models feature an off-center-seam, two-piece ash body; a pair of Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘58 single-coil pickups; a tinted maple “Oval C” neck matching the profile of Page’s original instrument; Clear and White Vinyl pickguards on the “Dragon” and mirror models, respectively; a ‘59 top-load Tele bridge; and a 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard matching the specs of the era, down to the 21 vintage-sized frets. The “Dragon” model includes a custom hardshell flight case, white seatbelt-style strap, super-long white leather strap, red coiled cable, violin bow, rosin, Herco guitar picks and Page-signed Certificate of Authenticity. The mirror model includes a vintage-style tweed hardshell case, black coiled cable, Ace “Stained Glass” fabric strap, Herco guitar picks and a Page-signed Certificate of Authenticity. In addition to the Fender Custom Shop models, Fender will roll out both mirror and painted versions from its production lines. Priced from $1,399.99-$2,499.99, these will not be hand-signed or hand-painted by the artist, although Page did advise Fender first-hand on creation of the design to make sure the guitars were true-to-spec of the original Telecaster. Unlike the “exact” Fender Custom Shop reproductions, the production models include: a custom "Oval C"-shaped maple neck; '50s Tele two-piece body; top-loader bridge for through-body or top-load stringing; custom single-coil pickups; lacquer finish; vintage tweed case with eight round mirrors (a tribute to the custom treatment Page applied to the guitar); black coil cable; satin lacquer finish over a reproduction of Jimmy Page's iconic artwork; and a deluxe black case and red coil cable. For more info on the guitars, head on over to fender.com. https://www.guitarworld.com/news/namm-2019-fender-unveils-jimmy-page-signature-telecasters
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    Page's Supro amp recreated

    I'd love to hear how it sounds. edit: Limited to 50 and autographed? Definitely won't be affordable. Jimmy Page introduces Sundragon To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin 1, Jimmy Page would like to present Sundragon, an amplifier that gives guitarists the opportunity to enjoy the sounds he created to shape the future of Rock and Roll. Sundragon is a faithful recreation of the amp Jimmy used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on Led Zeppelin 1 and other notable recordings such Joe Cocker’s album With a Little Help from My Friends. A limited edition run of 50 hand built amps will be made throughout 2019, all signed by Jimmy Page. Jimmy’s original amp started out life as a Supro Coronado. After falling out of the back of the band’s van during an early pre-Zeppelin tour, the amp was restored and modified in significant ways. Jimmy realized that the sonic palette of his amp had changed to something new and unique. After being shrouded in mystery for more than 50 years, Jimmy has decided to share this extraordinary amplifier with the world. Working together closely with Mitch Colby and Perry Margouleff they have recreated this legendary amp for the first time. “I had been impressed with the forensic analysis both Mitch and Perry had put into the research of the sonic reproduction of the original Supro amp to arrive at the Sundragon”. Jimmy Page A limited edition of only 50 Sundragon amps will be hand built by Mitch Colby and signed by Jimmy Page. The amplifiers will be available throughout 2019 and a standard model will follow later in the year.
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    Seeking Those Present at 1969 Boston Tea Party Show!

    There's some posts in the comments on the LZ timeline sections for those shows that might be useful for you. http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/january-26-1969