A Led Zeppelin fan revealed how he had acquired a guitar case belonging to Jimmy Page 47 years ago – then finally decided to give it back to its owner.
In a Facebook post showing pictures of a delighted Page holding the returned case, musician Jeff Curtis said he wound up taking the case home with him after it was given to him by drummer John Bonham’s roadie in 1972.
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After 47+ years, I can finally share the following story:
On a whim, I asked if I might come down and help them pack up the equipment. To my complete surprise, he says yes. “How do I get down there?” He then picks and tosses a guitar case to me! I walked down, past two security checkpoints with the case in hand, up onto the stage, and handed it back to Mick. After the few minutes it took to pack up the drums, he says to me, “You can have that.” I was speechless, to say the least! “Where will the guitar go?” He took me over and showed me Jimmy Page’s number one Les Paul guitar in its brand new anvil road case.
A GUITAR CASE STORYAfter 47+ years, I can finally share the following story:In June, 1972 I went to see Led Zeppelin…
According to LedZepNews, Jimmy Page’s Sundragon amplifier company is planning to produce its own merchandise.
The company applied on May 2 to trademark the phrase “Sundragon” for a T-shirt line in the US. The patent application has not yet been approved.
Sundragon has already trademarked its brand name for use in guitar amplifiers, but the new filing shows that the company has larger plans for its brand.
Mitch Colby, one of the directors of the business, said in an interview earlier this year that the limited edition version of the amp sold out within days. The amps sold for $12,000, according to online reports.
“I had been impressed with the forensic analysis both Mitch and Perry had put into the research of the sonic reproduction of the original Supro amp to arrive at the Sundragon,” Page said in a statement on the Sundragon website earlier this year.
The 1959 Telecaster, pre-paint, had been a cherished gift from his fellow former Yardbird bandmate Jeff Beck. “It was given to me with so much affection,” Page told The Associated Press in October. “I really wanted to customize the instrument, almost consecrate the instrument.”
Fender instruments on Wednesday (Jan. 23) gave the public its first look at its recreation of a Telecaster guitar that Page once painted with a dragon, a long-lost piece of six-string history that marked the guitar hero’s last days in the Yardbirds and first days in Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy played it briefly with The Yardbirds before using it to record ‘Led Zeppelin I’ in 1968 and on many subsequent Led Zeppelin releases including the timeless solo on ‘Stairway To Heaven.’
Set to be officially unveiled in January, Fender will release four artist signature guitar models throughout next year, giving fans and collectors the chance to own a slice of music history.
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.