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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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January 09, 1944 - James Patrick Page was born in Heston, Middlesex
January 03, 1946 - John Baldwin was born in Sidcup, Kent
January 02, 1946 - Led Zeppelin Tour Manager Richard Cole was born in Kensal Rise, London, England
January 05, 1967 - Jimmy Page begins recording Little Games with The Yardbirds at De Lane Lea Studios in London.
January 17, 1969 - Led Zeppelin released in the US
January xx, 1970 - Led Zeppelin now play without support acts in order to perform longer sets
January 09, 1970 - Royal Albert Hall gig filmed and recorded for documentary that is eventually scraped. (But was recalled for 2003’s DVD)
January xx, 1971 - Recording continues at Headley Grange
January xx, 1972 - Page has a studio built into his home
January 02, 1973 - Plant’s car breaks down and Bonham and he barely make the Sheffield City Hall gig
January 22, 1973 - Led Zeppelin record a live gig at Southampton University
January xx, 1974 - Recording Physical Graffiti at Headley Grange
January xx, 1974 - The band resigns with Atlantic and forms their own label
January 03, 1975 - Jimmy breaks a finger at Victoria Station just a week before the European warm up shows
January 17, 1975 - The band rehearses in Minneapolis for the upcoming US tour. Bootleg "Johnny Kidd And The Pirates" evolves out of this rehearsal
January xx, 1976 - Jimmy contemplates the release of The Song Remains The Same film but, continues work on the soundtrack
January 01, 1976 - In Paris, Robert takes his first unaided steps since his car accident
January xx, 1977 - Rehearsals for US tour take place at Manticore Studios in Fulham
January 24, 1977 - Bonham and Plant watch The Damned perform at the Roxy in London
January xx, 1978 - Media still claims Led Zeppelin have broke up
January 21, 1979 - Robert Plant is now proud father to son Logan Romero
January xx, 1980 - Zeppelin donate Candy Store Rock to a benefit album to benefit children
January 31, 1995 - Jimmy Page escaped being knifed when a fan rushed the stage at a Page and Plant gig at Auburn Hills, Michigan. The fan was stopped by two security guards, who he knifed instead. After his arrest, he told police that he wanted to kill Jimmy Page because of the Satanic music he was playing.
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