On loan to The Met The Met accepts temporary loans of art both for short-term exhibitions and for long-term display in its galleries.
Les Paul Custom (serial no. 06130)
Jimmy Page British
Not on view
Jimmy Page acquired this Gibson Les Paul Custom in 1960 and used it as his main guitar for session work from 1962 to 1967. The guitar was stolen from the Minneapolis–Saint Paul airport in April 1970, when Page took it on tour in the United States for the first time, and returned to him on November 12, 2015.
Carved mahogany body and neck, ebony fingerboard; 24¾ in. scale, black finish with seven-ply white and black binding, set neck with mother-of-pearl block inlays and white binding; inlaid mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and split diamond design on headstock with five-ply white & black binding; three PAF humbucking pickups, three-way selector switch, two volume and two tone controls; gold-plated ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, pickup covers, Grover Rotomatic tuners, and patent numbered Bigsby B7 vibrato, clear and black plastic knobs, black and white plastic 3-ply pickguard