the one that got away.
Medford, OR (PRWEB) February 22, 2008
Boutique guitar retailer Private Reserve Guitars announced today that it is offering a re-creation of the Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom VOS Black Beauty guitar that has become a part of the lore surrounding Jimmy Page, the influential leader of the rock band Led Zeppelin. In the early days of the band, Page used the Les Paul Custom to compose and record some of Led Zeppelin's early triumphs. However, the guitar was stolen at an airport in 1970. Ever since, Page has described the purloined guitar as "the one that got away."
The artisans at Gibson's Custom Shop have re-created Page's lost gem in two VOS - Vintage Original Spec - versions - the Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom VOS Electric Guitar with Bigsby tailpiece, and the Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom VOS Electric Guitar with Stoptail.
Each of the Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom guitars is given the special VOS treatment by the Gibson Custom Shop. The instrument is handcrafted for optimal comfort and playability. The construction, hardware, and electronics are period accurate, and a special nitrocellulose finish treatment gives it the patina of a gently aged vintage guitar.
The result is a striking Black Beauty with a slim-profile neck, Page BurstBucker pickups, and a gold Bigsby vibrato. Newly added is an innovative six-position toggle that lets the guitarist isolate the neck and bridge pickups, or add the middle in any combination. A push-pull switch splits the bridge humbucker into a single-coil--a Jimmy Page signature sound.
Limited to a production run of just 500 guitars worldwide, the Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom will likely become a collector's item.
About Private Reserve Guitars
Private Reserve Guitars specializes in new and occasionally used high-end stringed instruments from respected luthiers worldwide along with a vast array of acoustic and electric guitar accessories. Private Reserve Guitars provides customers with photos and descriptions of individual guitars, as well as personal contact with a dedicated guitar tech to help them make their decisions on serialized instruments. Unlike other musical instrument boutiques, Private Reserve Guitars is backed by direct music dealer Musician's Friend, whose 25 years of business bring vast experience and buying power to the high-end guitar market.
Located in Medford, Oregon with warehousing in Kansas City and a call center in Salt Lake City, Private Reserve Guitars can be contacted at 877-737-3781 and at http://www.privatereserveguitars.com.
Questions regarding this press release should be directed to customer service.