Connect with us

Fender honors Jimmy Page with new special guitar

Jimmy Page Dragon guitar

Classic Rock

Fender honors Jimmy Page with new special guitar

To celebrate Led Zeppelin’s 50th birthday, Fender decided to release a line of guitars inspired by the iconic designs used by Jimmy Page over the band’s five-decade long career.


The legendary guitar brand took as the basis for the creation of the dragon painting line in the original Telecaster used by Page, known as “Dragon”.

Initially, the guitarist personalized the instrument with small round mirrors along the body, thus creating the “Mirror” in 1967, but this transformation did not last long. At the end of that year, Page left the guitar smooth again, and painted in it the iconic dragon, which exists to this day.

It is in these two designs that Fender sought inspiration, as a way to honor and immortalize the legacy of the musician and Led Zeppelin. About “Dragon,” Page said, “The story of the instrument is its full journey, starting with Jeff Beck until it’s passed to me in a gesture of trust and kindness.”

See below the video in which Jimmy Page tells a bit about the history of the guitar, its relation with the instrument and the creation of the iconic painting:

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.

See more News

I'm a Brazilian journalist who always loved Classic Rock and Heavy Metal music. That passion inspired me to create Rock and Roll Garage over 6 years ago. Music has always been a part of my life, helping me through tough times and being a support to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist, I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After graduating in journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, I pursued a postgraduate degree in digital communication at the same institution. The studies and experience in the field helped me improve the website and always bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

To Top