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GIBSON RECENTLY PRODUCED a signed and very limited-edition replica of Jimmy Page’s famous “Number Two” Les Paul, and it ain’t cheap. Well-heeled aficionados of Led Zeppelin’s legendary 6-string alchemist probably won’t care—they’ll likely plunk down any amount to touch a wisp of Zoso greatness (Page actually played the first 25 models produced)—but working-class cats aren’t going anywhere near the replica’s $25k price tag. So to please both sides of the fiscal divide, we’ve re-imagined Page’s ’70sera Led Zep setup as high- and low-priced options of gear available in 2010 (all prices are “street” unless otherwise noted).
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GIBSON RECENTLY PRODUCED a signed and very limited-edition replica of Jimmy Page’s famous “Number Two” Les Paul, and it ain’t cheap. Well-heeled aficionados of Led Zeppelin’s legendary 6-string alchemist probably won’t care—they’ll likely plunk down any amount to touch a wisp of Zoso greatness (Page actually played the first 25 models produced)—but working-class cats aren’t going anywhere near the replica’s $25k price tag. So to please both sides of the fiscal divide, we’ve re-imagined Page’s ’70sera Led Zep setup as high- and low-priced options of gear available in 2010 (all prices are “street” unless otherwise noted).

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POSH

GUITAR

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Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul Standard, signed by Page ($25,882 retail)

 AMP HEAD

Marshall 1959SLP, 100 watts ($2,349)

SPEAKER CABINET

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Marshall 1960TV 4x12 ($1,099)

OCTAVE

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MXR M103 Blue Box ($69)

PHASER

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MXR CSP-026 Hand- Wired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 ($119)

WAH

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Dunlop Cry Baby Classic Fasel Inductor Wah Pedal ($99)

THEREMIN

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Moog Etherwave Theremin Standard ($389)

STRINGS

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Ernie Ball Super Slinky ($3.99)

PICKS

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Herco Flex 75 ($6.99 per dozen)

TOTAL $37,810.98

POOR

GUITAR

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Epiphone LesPaul Standard Plus Top ($549)

AMP HEAD

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Marshall MG100HFX, 100 watts ($359)

SPEAKER CABINET

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Marshall MG412A ($249)

OCTAVE

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Danelectro DJ12 Chili Dog ($29)

PHASER

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Danelectro DJ6 Pepperoni ($29)

WAH

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Dunlop Original Cry Baby ($69)

THEREMIN

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Hiwatt Echo-Theremin ($145)

STRINGS

Ernie Ball Super Slinky ($3.99)

PICKS

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Musician’s Friend Heavy ($1.99/dozen)

TOTAL $3,032.98

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