- Nov 4, 2007
I used to own this 1965 Gibson J-200 (early 65 > all 64 specs) that made the July 2014 issue of Guitar World magazine with Jimmy Page
It feels great to see it again and now in the hands of the man who I feel is the greatest - and who's music I love and through it made me a better player > thank you Jimmy
The following is an excerpt from the Magazine Article (Yea - I sold it to Perry - one of the coolest guy's on the planet)
from the Link above - Scroll about 2/3 of the way down and look for this question >
On the photo shoot for this issue, you specifically brought two acoustic guitars with you. Could you explain the significance of each?
2nd Paragraph >
The second guitar is a mid-Sixties Gibson J-200, similar to the one I used to record all the acoustic parts on the first album. The J-200 used on Led Zeppelin it belonged to Mickey Most, the producer of the Yardbirds, and it was an amazing-sounding instrument. He graciously let me use it for the first album but didn’t let me use it for the second album, because, I think, by then he knew he wasn’t going to be the producer. [laughs]
Mickey owned the acoustic and a great Fifties Strat with a maple neck, and he kept them in his studio. Unfortunately, many years later, someone stole them—they just took a walk. He told me, and I said, “Mickey, I’m so desperately sorry to hear that.” They were his instruments, man! That’s terrible.
So, anyway, I thought it was fair to bring the Harmony and a J-200 to the shoot. The Gibson is, of course, not the original—I wasn’t the one who stole it! But I was talking with guitar collector Perry Margouleff about Mickey’s guitar and we were able to determine the model, because the one I played had a Tune-o-matic bridge, and there weren’t many of those made. Now that I’ve said that, they’ll probably triple in price! Perry recently found one and gave it to me for my 70th birthday, and I really thank him for that.
Here are some shots of when I possessed her: