Gibson LP Jimmy Page - Review
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Gibson LP Jimmy Page - Review
Gibson Les Paul Jimmy Page Model Review
There's a story behind this guitar that some may find hard to believe. I
purchased this guitar in 1996 from Musical Exchanges in Birmingham England and
from the outset the guitar sounded awesome - this guitar was used extensively on
the Rainy Days Album back in 96, the Live! Album and on some tracks from the
Blue Moon Album of 1999.
There was one problem, it kept breaking top E strings. The guitar was returned to the supplier and they "fixed it" but within a week the strings were breaking again ( around 10 a week! ). The supplier changed the bridge from a brand new guitar and the breakages dropped down to three or four strings a week.... not really good enough because this guitar was used as a main instrument at that time. The supplier decided to order a replacement from Gibson and in the meantime loaned me the one that the bridge had come from. This guitar did not break strings but it had been extensively misused and had multitudes of lacquer cracks - common on Gibson guitars.
The loan guitar sounded so different to the one that I had bought that it was hardly usable and I decided that this must have been due to the misuse of that instrument. After around six weeks the new guitar arrived at the suppliers and I took the old one with me to collect the replacement. The new guitar looked fine and I was about to leave but something told me to "just checkout the sound" on the guitar.
The supplier had a Boogie Mark IV in stock so I plugged in, cranked the volume and.... the sound was as crap as the one that they had loaned me. I immediately spoke with Gary the man at the top in the store and demonstrated that the sound was not acceptable. Gary still had my old guitar - the one in the picture below - to compare and sure enough this guitar blew away BOTH of the other instruments in the comparison. Remember, these were exactly the same Gibson Model's.
It was decided there and then by me that I was not going to let this guitar go back to Gibson at all, and he changed again the bridge from the new guitar to the one that he originally had. The supplier merely said that my guitar had a wiring "fault" and that his other guitars were the way the JP Les Paul should sound (!) .... but he did agree that "the others were not playable" when compared to my original guitar.
Today, the guitar will typically take out a string in around 3 hours continuous playing - not a problem if you KNOW this.
Well with a background like the one above - surely it's time to sell this pain in the neck? Well no - it's probably one of the best sounding guitars I have - with that custom Jimmy Page neck - and it really is - this guitar is a keeper. The prices on these is now rising. When Gibson bought out the new revision of this they and others slagged this one off as a 'poor copy' of Jimi Pages guitar - but that was not always the case. Originally they said this was an exact copy.
Who knows - and I don't care. All I can say, is that if you want a REAL Les Paul - then this is as good as it gets - broken strings and all. I don't really mind those they are cheap to fix. This guitar cost £2800.00 pounds in about 1995 so it was very expensive then. I have seen these fetching more than £5000 pounds in the UK in this condition if you can find one - most are tatty.
I would rate this guitar at 10 out of 10 if I had a guitar rating system - it is simply THAT good.
Here's what I like the most:
- Custom neck - excellent to play
- Quality of construction
- Excellent Les Paul sound - maybe even Jimmy Pages exact sound? Who knows???
- Nice weight
- Rarity of this model
For heavy rock this is not the guitar - Ibanez are relegated to that task - but for Classic Rock (Like Zep) then this is the only tool you will need with a Marshall and a wah pedal
Heres a link to Gibson site: www.gibson.com