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James Patrick “Jimmy” Page, Jr., OBE (born 9 January 1944 is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Page began his career as a studio session musician in London and, by the mid-1960s, had become the most sought-after session guitarist in England. He was a member of the Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968. In late 1968, he founded Led Zeppelin.

Page is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time. Rolling Stone magazine has described Page as “the pontiff of power riffing” and ranked him number 3 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 2010, he was ranked number two in Gibson’s list of “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time” and, in 2007, number four on Classic Rock’s “100 Wildest Guitar Heroes”.
Many rock guitarists were also influenced by Jimmy Page, including Ace Frehley, Joe Satriani, John Frusciante, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen,Joe Perry, Richie Sambora, Angus Young, Slash, Dave Mustaine, Mike McCready,Jerry Cantrell, Stone Gossard, Mick Mars, Paul Stanley, Alex Lifeson and Dan Hawkins,have all expressed his influence on their playing.

Guitars he used:
Page frequently played a double-necked Gibson EDS-1275 in concert, as seen here at Chicago in 1977
For the recording of most of Led Zeppelin material from Led Zeppelin’s second album onwards, Page used a Gibson Les Paul guitar (sold to him by Joe Walsh) with Marshall amplification. A Harmony Sovereign H-1260 was used in-studio on Led Zeppelin III and Led Zeppelin IV and on-stage from 5 March 1971 to 28 June 1972. During the studio sessions for Led Zeppelin and later for recording the guitar solo in “Stairway to Heaven”, he used a Fender Telecaster (a gift from Jeff Beck). He also used a Danelectro 3021, tuned to DADGAD, most notably on live performances of “Kashmir”.

Page also plays his guitar with a cello bow,as on the live versions of the songs “Dazed and Confused” and “How Many More Times”. This was a technique he developed during his session days. On MTV’s Led Zeppelin Rockumentary, Page said that he obtained the idea of playing the guitar with a bow from David McCallum, Sr. who was also a session musician. Page used his Fender Telecaster and later his Gibson Les Paul for his bow solos


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