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Jimmy Donates His Martin Guitar To Auction For ABC Trust

Jimmy has donated to the ABC Trust the Martin guitar which he played at the Roy Harper 70th birthday concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The guitar is to be auctioned by Bonhams Auctioneers with the proceeds going to Action For Brazilian Children.

The item is lot no. 226. (For LZ collectors, lot nos. 227 – 230 are also rare LZ items, with no. 227 being a first pressing of Led Zeppelin).

The auction takes place at 1300hrs on 3 July 2013.

Jimmy Page: A Martin D-28 Marquis 'Birthday Special 2007' guitar owned and played by Jimmy Page, serial no. 1151442, label inside body signed by J.R. Warner and C.F. Martin IV, fingerboard inlaid with Led Zeppelin and Zodiac symbols and the guitarist's name, in original hard case, together with a signed letter from Jimmy Page and a colour photograph of him playing the guitar.

Estimate:
£10,000 - 15,000
€12,000 - 18,000
US$ 16,000 - 23,000

Footnotes:
The letter accompanying this lot states that:
Jimmy Page acquired the Martin guitar on 15th November 2006. It was a guitar that had been kindly donated to the ABC Trust/Jimmy Page (ABC Patron). Jimmy Page played this guitar at home and at the Roy Harper 70th Birthday Concert at London's Royal Festival Hall on 5th November 2011, where he played the iconic 'The Same Old Rock' with Roy, to celebrate the 1971 recording of the album 'Stormcock' and Roy's 70th birthday. Footage of Jimmy playing this guitar is seen at:



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November 21, 1968 - Robert becomes a father to a baby girl named Carmen Jane.
November 09, 1968 - Robert marries Maureen in London. Their reception is a performance at the Roundhouse in London
November xx, 1969 - Tempers flare over Atlantic in the UK wanting to release singles
November xx, 1969 - Recording for Led Zeppelin III begins at Olympic Studios in London
November xx, 1970 - Plans are in motion for a Yardbirds reunion
November 08, 1971 - Finally after much anticipation, Untitled is released
November xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy is mixed and completed
November 10, 1972 - Led Zeppelin sell out 120,000 tickets in one day
November xx, 1973 - Initial recordings for Physical Graffiti commences at Headley Grange
November 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finalize the purchase of Headley Grange to be their new corporate headquarters
November xx, 1974 - The band makes plans and rehearses for the tenth North American tour
November xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin records Presence in a mere 18 days
November xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin book into Ezyhire Studios to rehearse new material for an upcoming tour
November 04, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same movie premieres in Europe
November xx, 1977 - Jimmy dispells rumors of Led Zeppelin’s break up
November 06, 1978 - Led Zeppelin purchase and ship new gear to Polar Studios to begin work on a new album
November 10, 1979 - Led Zeppelin and their entire entourage attend an ABBA concert
November 07, 1980 - The band meets with Peter Grant to announce the retirement of Led Zeppelin
November 29, 1999 - The RIAA announced that Led Zeppelin were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums, a Diamond album being awarded for accredited sales of more than 10 million units in the US.
November 01, 2007 - An announcement was made that Jimmy Page had fractured his finger on his left hand after a fall in his garden and the reunion show would be postponed to December 10, 2007.
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