By Myrlia Purcell on
A rare reproduction of Jimmy Page's signature EDS-1275 double-neck guitar – the type that made “Stairway to Heaven” famous – is up for auction on eBay’s Giving Works.
The Limited Edition Gibson guitar is number 11 of only 26 replicated after the one Page played during the 1971 Led Zeppelin IV tour, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Jimmy. All 26 were played and signed by Page, and he kept the first for himself. This guitar has his signature on the back of one headstock with his handwritten number (#11) on the other headstock.
The instrument is not just a pristine, soul-less replica; it has been made identical to the original, including the scrapes, scratches, dents and dings administered by Jimmy through years of heavy tour use, with the only fingerprints being from Jimmy Page himself.
Opening bid for the lot is set at $50,000, and the winner will receive the guitar in a specially-designed Gibson Custom Shop deluxe hard shell case with red lining. The guitar and case will be shipped in the original Gibson box. Also included are cable, picks, polishing cloth, and straplocks from Gibson Custom Shop.
A unique tri-fold leather collector’s portfolio embossed with Jimmy’s signature on the cover and housed in a taffeta-covered slipcase also embossed with Page’s signature is part of the set. Contents of the portfolio include the signed and numbered certificate of authenticity personally signed by Jimmy Page, ownership decal (sticker) of Jimmy Page’s signature, a CD containing the full interview with Jimmy Page talking about his original and new signature double neck, a two-disc Led Zeppelin box DVD set, and a personally signed congratulatory letter from Gibson Custom Shop Management.
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