Have you ever heard of the rock band named Led Zeppelin? This band was founded by Jimmy Page and his impact on the nature of the music industry was quite significant. Similarly, the rock band was also a popular and commercially successful band in the entire world. They had amassed a lot of fans from all over the world and were recognized all over the world. Jimmy has managed to inspire millions of young music enthusiasts all around the world. He is also considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Over the years, he has released numerous pieces of music and has done a lot of live concerts. Many of his fans might notice him for his prolific guitar riffs and his folk and eastern-influenced acoustic work. Initially, he found a Spanish guitar during his childhood and he first started playing the guitar at the age of 12. He learned to play guitar himself but he took lessons from Kingston as well. Jimmy claims that there was no one who could show him the first chord except for one while he was in school. So, he decided to learn to play guitar on his own.
Jimmy was very hard working and would practice playing guitar for six to seven hours every day and take the guitar with him even to secondary school. He was heavily inspired by rockabilly guitarists named Scotty Moore and James Burton. Throughout his career, Jimmy has used various guitars and gears to perform better and to be successful. He has won many accolades and titles and his band was also considered the heaviest band of all time and the biggest band of the Seventies. Are you interested to learn about all the guitars and gears he has used throughout his career? If you do, you are in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about Jimmy’s guitars and gears are listed down below. So, let’s get started.
The list of Guitars that Jimmy Page used throughout his career
As mentioned earlier, Jimmy Page learned to play guitar at the age of 12 with a Spanish guitar. Since then, he has put in a lot of hard work and dedication to being a successful musician and guitarist. In the initial stage of his career, he started using a Gibson Les Paul guitar for recording while he was working with Led Zeppelin. Later, he also picked a Harmony Sovereign H-1260 for recording in a studio and while performing live in the early 70s. Furthermore, he is also notable for using a Fender Telecaster with custom Dragon painting and mirror pickguard for recording the guitar solo in “Stairway to Heaven” and on studios to record for his band albums and songs.
Additionally, he was also known for playing his guitar with a cello bow while performing live on stage on songs such as “Dazed and Confused” and “How Many More Times”. There are other various guitars and gears that he has used throughout his career. But first, let’s start with the electric and acoustic guitars that he used throughout his career.
Throughout his career, Jimmy has used numerous electric guitars of various brands and models. This is the list of all the electric guitars that he used throughout his career.
- 1950s Futurama/Grazioso
- 1953 Botswana Brown Fender Telecaster
- The Dragon (1959 Fender Telecaster)
- Number One (1959/1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard)
- Number Two (1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard)
- Black Beauty (1960 Gibson Les Paul Custom)
- 1958 Danelectro 3021
- 1961 Danelectro 3021/DC59
- 1964 Lake Placid Blue Fender Stratocaster
- 1965 Fender Electric XII
- 1966 Cream Fender Telecaster
- 1967 Vox Phantom XII 12 String
- Number Three (1969/1970 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe)
- 1970s Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck
- 1990s Gibson Les Paul TransPerformance
Here is the list of all the acoustic guitars that Jimmy has used throughout his career.
- Martin D-28
- Giannini GWSCRA12-P Craviola
- Harmony Sovereign H-1260
- 1963 Gibson J-200
- Hofner President
What gears did Jimmy Page use?
As you might already know, Gears are also an important part for musicians and guitarists because it is a must in order to perform live and for recording in studios. In order to perform in front of thousands of fans, Jimmy has used various gears so that many can enjoy his performance. Gears help to improve the sound of the equipment and make it easier to use. Also, you will be able to add various effects while performing live. There are various gears Jimmy has used throughout his careers such as guitar pedals, effects, amplifiers, strings, and picks.
Guitar Pedals and Effects
Following is the list of all the guitar pedals and effects that Jimmy has used throughout his career.
- Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-Tone
- VOX CO2 Deluxe Echo
- Binson Echorec 2
- Maestro Echoplex EP-2
- Maestro Echoplex EP-3
- Sonic Wave Theremin
- MXR M-101 Phase 90
- MXR M103 Blue Box Fuzz/Octave Pedal
- Eventide H910 Harmonizer
- Eventide H949 Harmonizer
- Pete Cornish Effects Pedalboard
- Sola Sound Tone Bender Professional MKII
- Roto Sound Tone Bender MKIII
- Vox Grey Wah
- Vox King Wah
- Vox Thomas Organ Crybaby Wah
- Vox V846 Wah
- Univox UD-50 Uni-Drive
- DeArmond 610 Volume and Tone Pedal
- DigiTech WH1 Whammy
- Pete Cornish Custom Floor System
- Yamaha CH-10M II
Guitar Strings and picks
A guitar is not complete without strings as it is the major part that is essential to produce sound. The strings of the guitars should be replaced over time as they can get damaged or don’t produce the required sound. For electric guitars, he used Ernie Ball Super Slinky .009-.042 Strings. Whereas, he used Ernie Ball Earthwood Acoustic Strings for acoustic guitars.
Talking about the picks, he used Herco Flex 75 Picks throughout his career.
Guitar Amps can be considered to play a vital part to ensure that the sound you produce through your instrument is accurate and perfect. It is a really important part of guitarists’ sound because it is absolutely necessary to boost phono, mic, instrument, and line level signals up to the speaker to drive the speakers properly.
- Marshall SLP-1959 Super Lead
- Vox AC-30
- Supro Thunderbolt 1690 T
- Orange MatAmp
- Univox UX-1501
- Fender Super Reverb
- Hiwatt Custom 50 and 100
- Vox UL4120
- Rickenbacker Transonic TS100
- Petersburg P-100