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Model 3021

Danelectro Company
Jimmy Page British

Not on view

Page bought this guitar from London’s Selmer shop in 1963 for his session recording work and first played it live in 1967 with the Yardbirds on his instrumental piece “White Summer.” He used it in “Celtic tuning,” the alternate tuning with strings tuned to DADGAD, with Led Zeppelin on “When the Levee Breaks,” “In My Time of Dying,” “Kashmir,” and “Black Mountain Side.”

Technical Description:
Semi-hollow body; tempered Masonite top and back, poplar neck, core, and sides, rosewood fingerboard, vinyl side covering; 25 in. scale; black finish; bolt-on neck with dot inlays; black “coke bottle” headstock with silkscreened silver Danelectro logo; two single-coil pickups, three-way selector switch, two concentric volume/tone controls; nickel tuning machines, black and white plastic stacked knobs, white Masonite pickguard; stock bridge replaced with Leo Quan Badass bridge

Model 3021, Danelectro Company, Poplar, Masonite, rosewood, metal, vinyl, plastic

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Courtesy of Jimmy Page