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Les Paul Classic, TransPerformance

Gibson American
TransPerformance, LLC
Jimmy Page British

Not on view

In 1990, Jimmy Page became the first endorser of Les Paul's TransPerformance self-tuning guitar system. He played this guitar on the 1993 Coverdale-Page tour, the 1995 Page-Plant tour, and the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion at London’s O2. It remains in active use today.

Technical Description:

Mahogany body and neck, carved maple top, rosewood fingerboard; 24¾ in. scale; metallic magenta finish with cream binding; set neck with pearloid trapezoid inlays and cream binding; truss rod cover inscribed “Classic,” inlaid mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo; two humbucking pickups, three-way selector switch, two volume and two tone controls; TransPerformance bridge, nickel-plated Grover tuners, clear and black plastic barrel knobs, black plastic pickguard; digital self-tuning bridge system with locking nut installed, controls mounted on upper bass bout with digital display on player side

Les Paul Classic, TransPerformance, Gibson (American, founded Kalamazoo, Michigan 1902), Mahogany, maple, rosewood, metal, plastic

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Courtesy of Jimmy Page