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Dragons will soon be among us!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Fenderdad1950, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Fenderdad1950

    Fenderdad1950 TDPRI Member

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    Some of us know that Jimmy Page is releasing his 'Dragon' to us. I believe this is the white Tele that Jeff Beck gave him when he was in the Yardbirds, because Clapton, Beck & Page, all disliked the red Tele that was the managements. 20190208_065509.jpg
     
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  2. OldDude2

    OldDude2 Tele-Meister

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    It'll make a nice office decoration or an addition to someone's collection, but I would prefer striving for my own identity.

    The original white "blonde" with rosewood before the bling is just classic it can't be improved in my mind outstanding personal ergonic or tonal enhancements.
     
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  3. Fenderdad1950

    Fenderdad1950 TDPRI Member

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    Maybe he was one of the many right brained British lads of his day, who were good in music; that went to an art school. Thus his music and art skills were combined ??????
     
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  4. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    COMING SOON TO A DENTIST'S OFFICE NEAR YOU!
     
  5. ScribbleSomething

    ScribbleSomething Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    They’re selling the production mirror tele without the mirrors attached so you can get your wish.

    Though it’s a grand more than the production dragon for some reason.
     
  6. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    There is a white Tele in the Rock Hall in Cleveland - it says it belonged to Beck and was used in the Yardbirds. It also has an arm relief sanded in it. It is still white.

    Unless there were two white Teles, and one of them became the Dragon? I don't remember the origin story, and I don't feel like googling it. :D
     
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  7. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 10, 2018
    In space with Ziggy
    It would make for a cool playable display. I considered doing a partscaster copy myself years ago for that reason. Probably still would if I wanted one today. The $1300 buck version would be a cool guitar to own if you were a big fan or just wanted a collection of famous guitars to hang on the wall.
     
  8. Fenderdad1950

    Fenderdad1950 TDPRI Member

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    If anyone gets the latest Rolling Stone magazine's collector issue, featuring Led Zeppelin (groc store checkout lines) they have a pic (page 24) of Page playing the Dragon at their very first gig, 1969 Denmark, as the 'New Yardbirds' before the name change. It shows Robert Plant singing.
     
  9. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

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    id rather have jeff becks tele gib
     
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  10. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Afflicted

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    This is old news now. Calm yourselves, old rockers.
     
  11. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Love Zep's music but that guitar isn't something I'd buy, even if I had the money to do so.
     
  12. TokyoPortrait

    TokyoPortrait Tele-Meister

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    I don’t remember the exact details or the full story, but there was some charity auction or something, and someone was putting up what they claimed to be that guitar. Beck was there, realised and told Eric laptop (flippin’ auto correct, that’s the second time I tried) not to bother, and also the Hard Rock guy. But the Hard Rock Guy said he didn’t care and bid and won it anyway.

    Something like that was the story. Whether that’s the truth, well, who knows?

    Edit: Okay, so I should have googled it first. My bad. Third last question, way down at the bottom.

    https://reverb.com/news/jeff-beck-o...r-tales-from-a-life-in-guitars-bacons-archive
     
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  13. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

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    I know, right? As I said in the previous threads on this, the last thing I need is for people to see me holding Jimmy Page’s guitar and expecting to hear me make it sound just like Jimmy... :eek:
     
  14. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 26, 2014
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    It's also a not particularly beautiful painting. Doubtless the original is a fantastic Tele.
    I can't imagine the guitarist that wants one of the copies.
     
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  15. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    I thought I read (somewhere back in ancient times) that Seymour Duncan ended up owning Beck's Tele with the sanded forearm body. Maybe someone here can weigh in with better info than my foggy memories?
     
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  16. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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  17. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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  18. Fenderdad1950

    Fenderdad1950 TDPRI Member

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  19. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    You are exactly right nojazz. Saw it recently, at least on the innermess: no dragon or cheezy mirrors.
     
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  20. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    http://iconicaxes.blogspot.com/2012/09/jeff-beck-1954-fender-esquire.html
    OK....it was Jeff Beck's ESQUIRE......not a Telecaster. (WHEW!....my memory's not TOTALLY gone;))
    Go to this link, look at subjects on the left, click on Jeff Beck 1954 Esquire.
     
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