"Exquisite work and service! I bought four different ones as a Christmas gift plus two for myself. Packaged safely and arrived in lightning speed w/ int’l shipping even in this pandemic. Beautiful craftsmanship. Vibrant with smooth edges and sturdy. Will be buying more again soon. Thanks!!" Irish G ★★★★★
"Love Love Love!!! Thanks fab quality!!" Melanie ★★★★★
"Great quality coasters. They arrived in padded packaging. Each coaster is identical. They are smooth on top and seem very durable. The image and lyrics are very high resolution. The subtle shadow of the guitar is a nice touch. I got a set of 6. I'm so happy!" Deanna ★★★★★
Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin drinks coaster gift. Rock'n'Roll Redux coasters 100 x 100mm hand-made ethically in the UK with a sustainably sourced Eucalyptus board base and a non-slip cork backing. The robust melamine gloss finish is scratch and stain resistant and can withstand temperatures of up to 140ºc.
Once described by Jimmy Page as both his "mistress and wife...except it doesn't ask for alimony," the 1959 Custom Les Paul Standard (known to Page fans as 'Number 1') with honey burst (or ice tea) finish is without question, one of the most iconic guitars in the history of rock music.
Employing the Découpe (cut-up) technique in which written text is cut up and rearranged to create a different and perhaps unexpected new narrative, I have employed shards of an artist's words to give discerning fans an opportunity to engage in 'find the song' beneath a foreground that features iconic and beautiful guitars associated with that artist. The Découpe concept can be traced back to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularized in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs and used later by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke.
My aim from the start, was to create unique, collectable pieces that customers could cherish for many years. I made the decision to manufacture close to home in the UK, employing a hard-wearing, high-quality melamine surface as opposed to manufacturing abroad on cheaper, unprotected paper surfaces that begin to stain, scratch and peel in just a matter weeks.
Jimmy bought the guitar from Joe Walsh in San Francisco for $1200 in April 1969 during one of Led Zeppelin's early U.S. tours. He used it to record Led Zeppelin II that May, and it has been closely associated with Page ever since. It has remained his favourite guitar ever since and is heavily featured on the majority of Led Zeppelin records and live shows. As he acquired other Les Paul’s over the years, he started referring to it as Number One.
Due to a refinishing job commissioned by Walsh in the 60’s, the serial number on the guitar was removed This has led to many a debate over the guitar's actual year of manufacture. However, due to the thinner neck profile, most experts agree that it is likely to be a late 1959 model.
The electronics of the instrument have been modified over the years also. Jimmy added a push/pull pot on the guitar that sends its pickups into an out of phase mode, reversing the ‘natural’ phase in order to achieve a “close approximation of the sound Peter Green got". The pickups in the Number One have been changed out on numerous occasions. After a tour of Australia in 1972, the double white bobbin bridge pickup failed, and was replaced by a chrome T-Top humbucker which remained there for the duration of Led Zeppelin.