Jimmy Page Partnering with Fender for New Signature Guitar
The Led Zeppelin 50th anniversary celebration continues with the recent announcement of a new partnership with Jimmy Page and Fender.
Per Fender.com, the iconic guitar brand will be releasing four artist signature models recreating Page’s 1959 Fender Telecaster he used while in The Yardbirds and to record Led Zeppelin I.
The guitar at one point featured two distinct designs: A white blonde body with eight circular mirrors glued on the body and then an elaborate dragon. Two versions of each design will be released, with one version falling under the “limited edition” label, because there will only be 50 units available which will be built by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Paul Waller. The making of these limited edition guitars has been supervised by Page himself, who also has signed each headstock and added hand-painted accents to the dragon artwork.
All models will be released in 2019 with the grand reveal of each model set to take place in January. Fender released the video below teasing the new guitar, and frankly, the only way I can imagine Page looking any happier would be if Robert Plant finally agreed to a full-on Zeppelin reunion.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.