Jimmy Page Dragon® Telecaster®


Model #: 9216008800
Jimmy Page Dragon® Tele®

More about Jimmy Page Dragon® Telecaster®

Few guitars are as important to the history of rock as the Telecaster Jimmy Page used to create the iconic, genre-defining riffs of Led Zeppelin. Originally received as an undecorated gift from Jeff Beck, he used this 1959 Telecaster to unleash his larger-than-life riffage and fierce soloing upon the world. By mid-1967 he decided to strip the instrument down to bare wood and drawing on his art school training, repaint it himself with what became the iconic “Dragon” design. Page partially painted over the stripped 1959 Telecaster with darts and curls of green, orange, yellow, blue and red in a pattern that formed something of a swirling, psychedelic, vaguely Japanese dragon. The beast’s flaming red horns and green head rest inside the blunt upper horn, green scales run down its neck as it breaks into a colorful abstraction that could include a cracked egg near the control panel and a tail that snakes into the upper bout from the lower.

To recreate this legendary instrument, Master Builder Paul Waller and Page collaborated in person to ensure each guitar of these 50 sets perfectly matches the original. Page visited our Custom Shop in Corona, CA and personally painted a portion of the dragon design on each guitar. We’re both pleased and proud to present this instrument that honors the man, his music and the guitar he used to create it.

Painstakingly hand-built by Waller under Page’s eager, direct supervision, every component of these stellar guitars matches the original’s. The off-center-seam two-piece ash body hosts a period-accurate lacquer finish, and bears the dragon design hand-painted by Page himself. A pair of Custom Shop Hand-Wound 58 single-coil pickups, routed through modern Tele® wiring and a 3-position pickup switch offer authentic, inspirational Fender tone. The tinted maple neck’s “Oval C” profile is comfortable for almost any playing style, and precisely matches the profile of Page’s original instrument, so you can enjoy the same playing feel he has for decades. The 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard matches the specs of the era, right down to the 21 vintage-sized frets. Other features include a custom 8-hole Clear pickguard, 59 top-load Tele bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Includes a custom hardshell flight case, white seatbelt-style strap, super-long white leather strap, red coiled cable, violin bow, rosin, Herco® guitar picks and Certificate of Authenticity.

Although this is a collector’s item it’s still an exact recreation of the original guitar, so if you get the itch to plug in and crank it up you will have the guitar’s legendary tone and vibe on tap.

**DRAGON is a U.S. registered trademark of PRS Guitars and is used with permission.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Jimmy Page Dragon® Tele®
Model Number: 9216008800
Series: Custom Artist
Color: Medium Tint Lacquer with Custom Painted Dragon

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Position Inlays: White Dots

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: '59 Top-Load Tele®
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: Clear
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046 Gauges
Included Accessories: Custom Anvil Case, White Leather Strap; White "Seat Belt" Strap, Red Coiled Cable, Violin Bow, Rosin, Herco® Picks, Signed Certificate of Authenticity.