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Martin D-28 Marquis 'Zoso'
General Specs
Body: Solid Adirondack spruce top, Solid East Indian rosewood sides & back, Grained ivoroid binding
Finish: Polished gloss/aging toner top, Polished gloss/dark filler body
Neck: Genuine mahogany neck, Modified V neck shape, Fossilized ivory nut (1-3/4" width)
Fingerboard: Solid black ebony fingerboard, Zoso sigil pearloid inlay on 5th fret, Capricorn symbol pearloid inlay on 7th fret, Scorpio symbol pearloid inlay on 9th fret, Cancer symbol pearloid inlay on 12th fret, Jimmy Page signature pearloid inlay on 20th fret
Frets: 20
Bridge: 1930s style belly - long saddle bridge, 16" radius/fossil ivory bridge saddle
Headstock: Solid/long diamond/tapered headstock shape, Solid Indian rosewood headplate, Grained ivoroid heelcap, ABC Trust hands pearloid inlay
Tuners: Nickel open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs
Pickguard: Tortoise color/beveled and polished pickguard
Years in use: May 11, 2011
The guitar that Jimmy Page played at Roy Harper's 70th birthday celebration on November 5, 2011 was a Martin D-28 Marquis model based on the pre-war D28, selected at the Martin guitar factory by Paul Sinclair, JR Warner, and Paul Hammond. JR Warner had contacted Paul Sinclair and Paul Hammond as a result of their involvement with the American Led Zeppelin cover band Get The Led Out , as he knew their knowledge of all things Led Zeppelin and Hammond's knowledge of high-end guitars would help him create a surprise gift to mark Page's 63rd birthday on Jan. 9, 2007. Martin's custom shop did the custom inlay work at their request.

JR Warner had booked the trip to deliver the guitar over the Thanksgiving holiday in the states and Martin came through in having it ready to go in time. JR Warner booked an extra seat on the British Airways flight for the guitar.


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