Well, the dust has barely settled from the media blitzkrieg surrounding the release of Fender/Guitar Center’s $24,000 ‘Blackie’ Stratocaster replica, but it’s already time to start thinking about that second mortgage again…
That’s because this week marks the beginning of a whole new collectable-guitar frenzy––the release of Gibson’s Limited Edition Jimmy Page Double Neck Guitar in both a 250-piece VOS (Vintage Original Spec) version, and a special 26-piece “aged” and signed edition.
The guitar, which was painstakingly modeled after Page’s infamous double necked Gibson, will apparently be available beginning March 7th, 2007, in its VOS version (serial #s 003 – 150,) via special order from all Guitar Center stores. They are recommending that prospective buyers pre-arrange credit, and be first in line, if they are serious about getting their hands on one of these instruments.
As for the extremely limited edition “Aged” and signed Jimmy Page Double Neck, according to the official website––
“On Sunday, March 18th at 7PM local time, nine select Guitar Center stores will host a special Platinum Night sales event. In addition, the Hollywood, CA store will offer for auction the Jimmy Page ”Aged“ serial # 002 and V.O.S. #’s 001 and 002. The other Platinum Stores will have one each of a low serial number ”Aged“ guitar and hold random drawings to determine which customers will win the option to purchase…”
Those interested in attending one of the Platinum Nights events can visit Guitar Center’s RSVP page.
The Gibson Jimmy Page Double Neck guitar features a mahogany body & neck, Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, dual Gibson Jimmy Page Humbucker pickups, double-band vintage styled tuners, and an ABR-1 bridge.
Additionally, guitars in the “Aged” series have been aged to match the original guitar, include a leather collector’s binder, and each one has actually been played and signed by Jimmy Page himself.
The official website includes a gallery, an audio interview with Page about the development of his original double neck guitar, and of course full information on how to purchase one of these pre-ordained collector’s items.
Let the feeding frenzy begin… ;)