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1961 Danelectro 3021
Earls Court, London, England, ca. May 1975
General Specs
Body: Double cutaway "shorthorn", masonite top and bottom, poplar frame
Finish: Ebony
Neck: Hard maple, black paint sanded off
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 21
Bridge: Stainless steel, switched in 1982 to Quan Badass bridge
Headstock: Ebony "coke-bottle"
Tuners: "Skate Key" style
Hardware: Stainless Steel
Pickguard: White "Seal" shaped
Pickups: (2) Lipstick single-coil style (4.5k resistance), chrome plated, Alnico magnet
Controls: Dual concentric tone and volume, pickup selector switch
Years in use: 1965-1988

Jimmy Page purchased the Danelectro 3021 from the Selmer Showroom in London, on Catting Cross Road. It is unknown exactly when Jimmy Page first used the 1961 Danelectro 3021 guitar, however the first picture of him playing it was in a studio session, ca. 1965. Although the studio cut of White Summer from Little Games was recorded with the Gibson J-200 Flattop, he began using the Danelectro in 1967 on stage for White Summer.

From a 1977 Interview with Steve Rosen:
I used it onstage for "White Summer" (Little Games). I used a special tuning for that; the low string down to B, then A, D, G, A and D. It’s like a modal tuning, a sitar tuning, in fact.

Page continued to use the Danelectro in Led Zeppelin for the White Summer/Black Mountain Side medley from 1968 through the April 1970 US Tour. It was brought out again on the 1975 US Tour for When The Levee Breaks and In My Time Of Dying. For the 1977 US Tour, 1979 Knebworth dates and the 1980 Over Europe tour, Page used it for the return of White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Kashmir and In My Time Of Dying.

Some time between the Knebworth concerts in 1979 and the 1980 Over Europe tour, the original Danelectro stainless steel bridge was replaced with a Leo Quan Badass Style Wrap Around bridge with individual adjustable saddles. The original screwholes are still visible.

In 1988, Page brought out the Danelectro for Kashmir at Atlantic Records' 40th Anniversary concert.


1961 Danelectro 3021
Jimmy Page, White Summer, January 18, 1969, Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan
1961 Danelectro 3021
Jimmy Page, White Summer, October 30, 1969, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York
1961 Danelectro 3021
Jimmy Page, In My Time Of Dying, ca. May 1975, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England
1961 Danelectro 3021
Jimmy Page, Kashmir, May 14, 1988, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
1961 Danelectro 3021
Jimmy Page, ca. 1998

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