2019 Page #1 60th anniversary??

abracadaben

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Have you guys heard of any special run of Page #1?
I imported a unique piece from a dealer in Japan.
it’s a 2019 60th anniversary R9 BUT
It has a page finish
It has a top with oblique flame like the #1 run did. It actually has a grain very close to the real one...
it has factory gold grovers....
it has factory push/pull tone knobs
it has a slim neck (0.81 at 1st feet and 0.91 on 12th) which is a little thin even for a V2 IMO
Also came with a spare metal jack plate....

the I ou thing they said was not factory was that the bridge pickup cover was soldered back on it.

I’ve never seen one before.
I had a #1 and this one is actually better lol
here a pic

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I looked what you're talking about up, and found practically nothing. The only thing that's close to what you're talking about is this 2014 #1.
 

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Do the serial number or COA indicate anything about it being something other than an R9? Also, how do you know the tuners and pots are stock?
 

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i read a while back they import quite a lot of page looking guitars into japan, so maybe nothing special about finding one per say, although i do agree that both of the guitars pictures are rather lovely.
 

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I don't think it's a run of any sort and I've seen the same with Pearly. For sale in Japan that are Pearly spec but without the BG serial numbers.
 

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Do the serial number or COA indicate anything about it being something other than an R9? Also, how do you know the tuners and pots are stock?
It’s a R9 serial
tuners are stock because there isn’t the additional hole drilled for the regular ones
pots are stock because the soldering is clean (especially grounding wire)
Its also not the kind of dealer to lie ;)
 

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Well if the coa doesn’t say page, it’s not a page, pure and simple. I’m t might be inspired by it but has no more value then any R9 with a similar top.
It is a beauty thou
 

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It’s a R9 serial
tuners are stock because there isn’t the additional hole drilled for the regular ones
pots are stock because the soldering is clean (especially grounding wire)
Its also not the kind of dealer to lie ;)
Sounds like a Page to me, then. Those would be pretty arbitrary factory mods for an R9 otherwise.
 

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Anderton's in UK order "Page Inspired" Custom Shop LPs all the time. Probably same case scenario.
Ive seen the Anderton's runs from 2014-16. They are a far cry of the JP though.

I don't think it's a run of any sort and I've seen the same with Pearly. For sale in Japan that are Pearly spec but without the BG serial numbers.
I think you're probably right Tim. I wouldnt be surprised Japan does that :) though they must be small runs.

I was quite surprised to find that this ticked all the boxes (matching top/grain, gold grovers, push/pull, special pickups, slim neck carve; and yet the 60th specs, aged inlays, unpotted "special" pickups, PIO caps, logo etc...)
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Really cool guitar - love the top! Does the spec also include the asymmetrical neck profile from Page’s #1?
 

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I had a JP1 and I dont remember the neck being thicker on the bass. it was a quite slim neck.
this one doesnt feel asymmetrical
 

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I had a JP1 and I dont remember the neck being thicker on the bass. it was a quite slim neck.
this one doesnt feel asymmetrical
Lots of info online about the special neck profile, here’s 1 source:


“The new Custom Shop Jimmy Page Signature model is based on exhaustive research on Jimmy's actual guitar, and faithfully recreates all the unique features (including an elliptical neck profile and single push/pull pot) that make #1 the legendary instrument it is.”

I think the elliptical neck carve on the Page #1 maybe feels quite subtle in hand because of how skinny the neck is overall.
 

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Got my copy today of the new Jimmy Page: The Anthology. It is an amazing collection of high quality photographs of #1 & #2 that show great detail In both perfection and imperfection. In addition there are fantastic photographs of the 1960 Black Beauty alongside the reissue used in the O2 concert. This is a very high quality keepsake book that gives you a opportunity to see these great and historic instruments in superb definition.
 

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Got my copy today of the new Jimmy Page: The Anthology. It is an amazing collection of high quality photographs of #1 & #2 that show great detail In both perfection and imperfection. In addition there are fantastic photographs of the 1960 Black Beauty alongside the reissue used in the O2 concert. This is a very high quality keepsake book that gives you a opportunity to see these great and historic instruments in superb definition.
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Yeah.... it’s a cool book
 

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HEre, factory JP1 wiring. I didnt know it was an option to get the Jimmy Page wiring from Gibson...
And obviously the pickups are not standard either

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Your wiring is different to the original 2004 JP #1...this is a gut shot of my 2004 JP #1 Aged, which only has a push/pull bridge tone knob for splitting the bridge pu.

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HEre, factory JP1 wiring. I didnt know it was an option to get the Jimmy Page wiring from Gibson...
And obviously the pickups are not standard either
As Joff wrote the original JP run had a single p/p to split the bridge - which was incorrect, later it was corrected to a phase reversal. I assume yours has this phase switch, and the 2nd switch is ?

Fab looking guitar you got. I'd be very happy having one as a player, these originals hold a bit too much value to take out into combat, especially with other great guitars on hand to use.

On a related note Jimmy Sakurai (Mr Jimmy) was filmed earlier this year choosing selected Historics to get 'Page' treatment for a dealer in Japan.

Daz
 
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