The ultimate Jimmy Page guitar lesson: learn every aspect of the Led Zeppelin legend’s playing

Jimmy Page
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In this article, we aim to identify many of Jimmy Page’s key techniques and innovations from his Led Zeppelin period, with a view to incorporating these ideas in your own style.

Page’s early recordings featured him mostly using a Fender Telecaster. However he is arguably most associated with the classic combination of his sunburst 1959 Gibson Les Paul (named Number 1) plugged into a Marshall stack. Other guitars such as the black Danelectro 3021 and the double-neck Gibson EDS-1275 are also iconic additions to the arsenal.

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Jon Bishop

Jon Bishop is a UK-based guitarist and freelance musician, and a longtime contributor to Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar. He's a graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford and is touring and recording guitarist for British rock 'n' roll royalty Shakin’ Stevens.