Jimmy Page’s 1967 Vox Phantom XII 12-String

Jimmy Page acquired this guitar while he was working as a studio musician. He first used it in the studio with the Yardbirds, on their album Little Games, on songs “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor” and “Glimpses”. Later on, he would use it with Zeppelin, on “Livin’ Lovin’ Maid” and “Thank You” from Led Zeppelin II, and “Stairway to Heaven” from Led Zeppelin IV.

I used a Fender 12-string in the studio. And before the Fender, I used a Vox 12-string. You can hear the Vox on things like “Thank You”, and “Living Loving Maid”. On “Stairway” I used both my Vox Phantom that I used on “Thank You” and my Fender Electric XII.

They both sort’ve sounded the same. It was more about how they played. They felt different. On “The Song Remains The Same”, it’s just the Fender.

Jimmy Page Revisits Two of Led Zeppelin’s Most God-like Albums, ‘IV’ and ‘Houses of the Holy’ – GuitarWorld

Specs, History

Since the guitar is a 1967 model, and Jimmy said in his book “Jimmy Page: The Anthology” that he bought it while he was working as a studio musician, that means that he brought the guitar brand new from the store. However, in 1967 he was already a member of the Yardbirds, so likely, the guitar probably wasn’t used at all in the sessions he did for other musicians.

As far as specs, Jimmy’s 12-string Vox Phenom featured a black finish with a white pickguard, three single-coil pickups, and a tremolo tail-piece.


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