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1969 Gibson Les Paul DeLuxe 'No. 3'
Jimmy Page, ca. July 1973
General Specs
Body: Bound carved maple top, mahogany body, sides and back, 1-ply creme binding
Finish: Goldtop (sprayed Cardinal Red)
Neck: 3-piece mahogany neck, volute at base of headstock, 1-ply creme binding
Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearl trapezoid inlays
Frets: 22
Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge
Headstock: 'Gibson' logo pearl inlay, 'Deluxe' engraved on truss rod cover
Tuners: Grover Imperials, later Grover Roto-matic
Hardware: Nickel
Pickguard: Raised cream acrylic
Pickups: (2) Gibson T-Tops, later Seymour Duncans (addded, ca. 1985)
Controls: (2) Volume, (2) Tone knobs, 3-way selector switch, Parsons/White B-Bender (added ca. 1985)
Years in use: 1970-Present
Website: http://www.gibson.com/ 

Jimmy Page started using the 1969 Gibson Les Paul DeLuxe 'No. 3' around August 1970, presumably as a replacement for the  missing 1960 Gibson Les Paul Custom 'Black Beauty'. It was used only sporadically after that, at the Bath Pavilion on March 13, 1971 and at Southampton University's West Refectory for Dazed And Confused on January 22, 1973. It got a more stable role for the 1973 US Tour (with new Grover Roto-matic machine tuners, replacing the original Grover Imperials), used for Over The Hills And Far Away, Whole Lotta Love and the occasional encore of Thank You.

Number Three reappeared on The Firm's 1985 tour, modified with hand-wound Seymour Duncan pickups (still available special order from Seymour Duncan) and a Parsons/White B-Bender. It was also used in 1986 and 1988.

It was used in 1994-1998 on the Page & Plant tours for Thank You with its neck pickup covered.

Most recently, the 1969 Gibson Les Paul DeLuxe 'No. 3' was used at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at the O2 Arena in London, England on December 10, 2007 for Kashmir.

Photos

1969 Gibson Les Paul DeLuxe 'No. 3'
Jimmy Page, Dazed And Confused, August 26, 1970, Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio
1969 Gibson Les Paul DeLuxe 'No. 3'
Jimmy Page, June 3, 1973, The Forum, Inglewood, California
1969 Gibson Les Paul DeLuxe 'No. 3'
Jimmy Page, January 10, 1990, Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
1969 Gibson Les Paul DeLuxe 'No. 3'
Jimmy Page, Kashmir, December 10, 2007, O2 Arena, London, England
   
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