This Olympic White Fender Stratocaster was used by Jimmy Page to record rhythm tracks on the Led Zeppelin songs “Thank You” and “Ten Years Gone” in June 1969 at Morgan Studios, in Willesden, North London, England.
photo credits: Ross Halfin – www.rosshalfin.com
At some point after the session, Page loaned the Strat to John Paul Jones (some claim Page traded it for JPJ’s Banjo). In September 2007, Jones finally returned the “long-tern loan” Strat back to Page during rehearsals in California for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on September 12, 2007, more than 30 years after he borrowed it. Page happily took these photos by Ross Halfin with the guitar a few days later…
He looks really happy to have it back.