24 June 2004
Donated by Jimmy Page
CIRCA 1980, FENDER STRATOCASTER 'THE STRAT'
The headstock bearing the logo Fender STRAT/SERIAL NUMBER E 021291 MADE IN U.S.A., neckplate engraved Fender U.S.A., the body in Lake Placid Blue finish mounted with gold-plated hardware and fitted with three single-coil pickups, the maple neck with walnut 'skunk stripe' and 21 fret 'rosewood cap' fingerboard; and a circa 1965 hardshell case with adhesive label inscribed Strat Ana Blue/Brass no 183 (2)
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This photograph shows Jimmy Page playing a similar Stratocaster in a different blue finish, on stage with The Firm, circa 1985.
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