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1959 Les Paul Standard 'No. 2'
Jimmy Page, Dazed And Confused, The Forum,
Inglewood, California, March 24, 1975
General Specs
Body: Bound carved maple top, mahogany body, sides and back, 1-ply creme binding
Finish: Tobacco Sunburst
Neck: 3-piece mahogany neck, 1-ply creme binding, shaved to replicate the profile of No. 1
Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearl trapezoid inlays
Frets: 22
Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge
Headstock: Blackface with 'Gibson' logo pearl inlay
Tuners: Nickel Grovers
Hardware: Nickel
Pickguard: Raised cream acrylic
Pickups: 2 Double-white covered PAF humbuckers, pickup covers on-again/off-again over the years, usually (but not always) in opposition to No. 1
Controls: (2) Volume, (2) Tone, 3-way selector, pair of spring loaded buttons offering new pickup configs (installed ca. 1980-81)
Years in use: ca. January 1975 - Present
Serial Number: 91703
Website: http://www.gibson.com/ 
Jimmy Page acquired 'Number Two' in late 1973 after the US Tour ended and used it on stage, beginning with the warmup dates for the 1975 US Tour. It was used for Over The Hills And Far Away, Moby Dick and for Kashmir because the latter required the DADGAD tuning. 'Number Two' was also used as a backup for 'Number One' so that no more damage would be done to 'Number One' like the bridge pickup cover coming off due to slapping the violin bow against the strings during Dazed And Confused and so that the string could remain rosin-free (although Number One was also used for Dazed And Confused).

Right away, Page had nickel Grover tuning machines installed to replace the original Klusons as well as having the neck shaved and refinished (both by technician Tim Marten in the early 1980s) to resemble the profile of the neck on 'Number One'. Page used 'Number Two' through the remaining Led Zeppelin tours. In the early 1980s, Page had push-pull pots installed for coil-splitting and (2) spring-loaded push buttons installed under the pickguard for series/parallel and phase switching by recording studio technician Steve Hoyland. Guitar technician Tim Marten also said that he and Page experimented with reshaping the bridge to make bowing the strings easier.

Page also brought it out on tour for The Firm for The Chase/Bow Solo, in the studio in 1992 for Take Me For A Little While, for the 1995 and 1998 Page/Plant tours and for the O2 Reunion concert.

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1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 2'
Jimmy Page, Dazed And Confused, March 24, 1975, The Forum, Inglewood, California
1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 2'
Jimmy Page, ca. 1975
1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 2'
Jimmy Page, December 10, 2007, O2 Arena, London, England
1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 2'
 
   
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