Jimmy Page’s Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman

Jimmy Page used this guitar in the very early 60s, around the time he played with Neil Christian & the Crusaders. This is according to the information found in the book “No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page”.

I went to see Jimmy with Neil Christian in 1961, 1962, It was a lunchtime gig at The Boathouse in Kew Bridge. All I saw was this human beanpole with a Gretsch. It was four times bigger than he was …

No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page

Unfortuentely, it’s very hard to find any photos of Jimmy with the guitar. The few photos that are out there of him with the Crusaders, all show him playing his old Futurama guitar. This obviously means that he switched from the Futurama to the Gretsh sometime during those couple of years


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