Jimmy Page Teams Up With Fender to Release Signature Telecasters

Fender announced today the release of a new signature reissue of Jimmy Page's fabled 1959 Telecaster. While most commonly associated with Les Pauls, Page used this guitar during his time with The Yardbirds, for the recording of the first Led Zeppelin record, and in many other instances in the years since that initial release.

Jimmy Page playing his Tele in The Yardbirds.

The guitar was originally given to Page by Jeff Beck in 1966. In a short teaser video released on Fender's YouTube channel today, Page said, "It comes from Jeff and goes through the whole of the first album. ... I wanted to recreate the original guitar so that it would travel beyond what it originally was."

While the guitar was in its original blonde finish for the early years, Page redecorated it at two different points, once with a set of mirrors applied to the body and later with a hand-painted dragon design.

Fender will be releasing four different models in this set, representing both stages of these distinct finishes as regular production runs and as two as limited edition Custom Shop pieces. The Custom Shop editions are being built by Custom Shop Master Builder Paul Waller and will be signed by Page.

Pricing on both the Custom Shop and production models has not been revealed yet, and as of now, Fender does not appear to have released any images of the new guitars. More information will likely be made available at the NAMM show in January—for now, you can learn more about Page's Telecaster with our interview with Jeff Beck.

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