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Jimmy Page's Martin D-28 Marquis 'Zoso' guitar sells at auction

Martin D-28 Marquis 'Zoso' Guitar

The Martin D-28 Marquis guitar, dubbed 'Zoso', that was given to Jimmy Page on November 15, 2006 to celebrate his 63rd birthday was sold at auction by Bonhams on July 3, 2013. The guitar sold for £26,250 including premium. Accompanied with the guitar, serial no. 1151442, was the original hard case, together with a signed letter from Jimmy Page and a colour photograph of him playing the guitar on May 11, 2011 at Royal Albert Hall in London, England with Roy Harper for Harper's 70th birthday celebration. They played The Same Old Rock from Harper's 1972 studio album Stormcock. Page had also played on the studio album under the pseudonym S. Flavius Mercurius.

More information about the guitar be found here.

Also sold at the auction was a first pressing of the band's eponymous debut album, which sold for £1,125 including premium, a set of 12 photographs of the group onstage at Aberdeen, 25th January 1973, which sold for £875 including premium, and a colour silk screen print of Jimmy Page by Sandra Lawrence, which sold for £375 including premium.

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February 23, 1966 - Warren Grant, son of Peter, was born.
February xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin enters the Billboard Top 40
February 16, 1969 - Led Zeppelin wrap up their first American tour in Baltimore, MD.
February 07, 1970 - Edinburgh gig cancelled after Plant receives facial injuries in a car accident
February 28, 1970 - The band performs as "The Nobs" in Copenhagen after threat of legal action from Countess Von Zeppelin
February xx, 1971 - John Paul Jones involved in legal issues regarding a musician who shares the same name
February xx, 1971 - Overdubs for the fourth album are recorded at Island Studios
February 14, 1972 - The band is refused admission into Singapore due to their long hair
February 16, 1972 - The Australian tour begins in Perth
February 21, 1972 - Led Zeppelin: Rock and Roll b/w Four Sticks (Atlantic 45-2865) 45 single is released in the US.
February xx, 1973 - The band makes final preparations for the European tour
February 16, 1973 - The release date for Houses Of The Holy is pushed back due to some sleeve problems
February xx, 1974 - Sessions for Physical Graffiti continue
February 14, 1974 - Page, Plant and Bonham attend a Roy Harper concert
February 04, 1975 - Zeppelin perform a last minute show at Nassau Coliseum to accomodate fans after being banned in Boston
February 24, 1975 - Physical Graffiti finally issued worldwide to phenomenal sales
February xx, 1976 - Media reports that Zeppelin are due to release an album entitled Obelisk
February xx, 1977 - Robert contracts a bout of tonsillitis postponing the American tour
February xx, 1978 - Robert Plant helps produce a record for punk band Dansette Damage
February 16, 1978 - The cases against Bonham, Cole & Grant stemming from the Oakland incident are heard and all receive suspended prison sentences and fines
February xx, 1979 - Although absent from the US stage or market, Led Zeppelin rank best in many music magazine categories
February xx, 1979 - Mixing sessions for In Through The Out Door take place at Polar Studios. Rumors fly of a European tour
February 03, 1980 - Robert joins Dave Edmund’s Rockpile at the Birmingham Top Rank
February 13, 2005 - Led Zeppelin receives a Grammy for Lifetime Achievment.
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