The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been devoting scholarly attention to superb musical instruments since 1989, and the Museum’s Department of Musical Instruments today boasts one of the most far-reaching collections in the world. With the opening of Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, The Met Store takes a new step in the Museum’s relationship to music, and is thrilled to offer for sale a limited-edition electric guitar: The Met x Fender Jimmy Page Telecaster.
Jimmy Page altered the course of popular music with a single guitar: his 1959 Fender® Telecaster®, which is currently on exhibition at The Met as part of Play It Loud‘s unprecedented presentation of world-famous instruments. The Met is pleased to offer a limited-edition reproduction of that legendary guitar–The Jimmy Page Telecaster®–featuring an exclusive co-branded Met nameplate and Jimmy Page signature on the headstock.
Jimmy Page’s original Telecaster began life in its factory White Blonde lacquer finish, then became the “mirror guitar” before taking on its final form—a magical one-of-a-kind instrument, hand-painted by Page himself, that would go on to create some of the most iconic riffs of the 20th century.
The Met x Fender Jimmy Page Telecaster is built to last, with a gloss urethane finish over a reproduction of Jimmy Page’s iconic artwork. Two custom-wound Jimmy Page Telecaster single-coil pickups are on the vividly colored body, ending in a custom “Oval C”-shaped maple neck. The guitar comes packed in a vintage-style black hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity—which any music lover will treasure for years as as memory of an unforgettable exhibition about unforgettable music.
See—then buy—The Met x Fender Jimmy Page Telecaster for yourself at the Play It Loud exhibition store and The Mezzanine Gallery at The Met Store through October 1, 2019. And find more exhibition-inspired gifts at store.metmuseum.org.