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Wanna Play Jimmy Page’s Guitar?

For all the Zeppelin-heads out there, now you can purchase Jimmy Page’s magic dust. These guitars (seen above) are Les Paul “Number Two’s” and both are played, signed, numbered by the man himself. Read here for more history on the two guitars being auctioned off

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The Gift of Sound 
By Jenny Bahn
I’ll be the first to admit it: I don’t know anything about guitars. When I was in middle school, I tried to impress a boy by purchasing a black and white electric guitar of unknown make and model with the intention of learning how to play. Unfortunately, that didn’t really work out. My appreciation for guitars — and music — has never faded, however, and with the holidays coming up, I thought what better idea than to gift your musically inclined friend or family member a beautiful guitar. To help me help you, I’ve enlisted the services of Jean Noir, a singer-songwriter who actually knows what he’s talking about, to pick out three of his all-time faves available on eBay and riff about them. Here they are: 
1952 Fender Telecaster - Pretty much everyone wants one. Keith Richards plays one. Bruce Springsteen, too. Butterscotch with a black pick guard. It’s sexy. Tele’s are versatile.
Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard - The 1959 is one of the most popular guitars ever and this one basically the same, but the 1960-make is what Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page played. Les Pauls have always been a little too beefy for my tastes but it’s a good guitar.
Any Silvertone guitar from the 1960s - This was a line of guitars manufactured by Sears. During this period they were exceptionally well-made and just cool. Later on, I think they lost quality which is why these ones are coveted by collectors. I was lucky to come into one by chance and it’s the best guitar I’ve ever known. And I don’t even like guitars.
To download Jean Noir’s recently released album “Sycamore,” visit www.jeannoir.com.
(Photo: Courtesy of distinguishedcompany)

The Gift of Sound 

By Jenny Bahn

I’ll be the first to admit it: I don’t know anything about guitars. When I was in middle school, I tried to impress a boy by purchasing a black and white electric guitar of unknown make and model with the intention of learning how to play. Unfortunately, that didn’t really work out. My appreciation for guitars — and music — has never faded, however, and with the holidays coming up, I thought what better idea than to gift your musically inclined friend or family member a beautiful guitar. To help me help you, I’ve enlisted the services of Jean Noir, a singer-songwriter who actually knows what he’s talking about, to pick out three of his all-time faves available on eBay and riff about them. Here they are: 

1952 Fender Telecaster - Pretty much everyone wants one. Keith Richards plays one. Bruce Springsteen, too. Butterscotch with a black pick guard. It’s sexy. Tele’s are versatile.

Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard - The 1959 is one of the most popular guitars ever and this one basically the same, but the 1960-make is what Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page played. Les Pauls have always been a little too beefy for my tastes but it’s a good guitar.

Any Silvertone guitar from the 1960s - This was a line of guitars manufactured by Sears. During this period they were exceptionally well-made and just cool. Later on, I think they lost quality which is why these ones are coveted by collectors. I was lucky to come into one by chance and it’s the best guitar I’ve ever known. And I don’t even like guitars.

To download Jean Noir’s recently released album “Sycamore,” visit www.jeannoir.com.

(Photo: Courtesy of distinguishedcompany)

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