Jimmy Page Announces New Fender Signature Guitar Line
The Good News: Jimmy Page and Fender Guitars are recreating his famous 1959 Fender Telecaster for a new line available to guitar enthusiasts.
The Bad News: It’s for next year, so that super cool holiday gift idea has to wait a beat.
Just in time for the celebration of Led Zeppelin’s 5oth anniversary celebrations, the guitar company will release four artist signature guitar models throughout 2019. Two models will be made on Fender’s production lines, and two will be produced in the Fender Custom Shop – dubbed the “Limited Edition Jimmy Page Telecaster Set.” Among the four artist signature models will be two highly collectible, limited edition Fender Custom Shop versions masterbuilt by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Paul Waller – one with mirrors (a nod to his time in the Yardbirds, pre-Zep) and the other with the painted dragon model used for the recording of Led Zeppelin’s debut album. For nearly eight months, Page has worked closely with Paul Waller, Master Builder at the Fender Custom Shop to create the limited edition guitars, of which 50 of each will be available.
“This guitar is so special and has so much history, so I approached Fender to see if they’d be interested in recreating it,” Page said. “They really got it 110 percent right, or 150 percent right. It’s so absolutely as it is, as it should be, and as it was.”
“Jimmy first approached us in February with the idea to recreate this Telecaster, and as we were planning, I could feel his passion throughout the process,” said Paul Waller, Fender Custom Shop Master Builder. “To achieve his vision, I wanted to get every little detail replicated exactly, so you couldn’t tell the difference from the originals and these models.”
Watch the announcement below: