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C.F. Martin A-Style Mandolin
John Paul Jones, August 22, 1970, Tarrant County Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
General Specs
Body: Sitka Spruce top, mahogany sides and back, circular sound hole
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood with dot inlays
Frets: 25
Bridge: Mahogany
Headstock: Mahogany
Tuners: 4-on-a-plate Kluson Deluxe, White plastic buttons
Pickguard: Black tear-shaped
Years in use: 1970-1971
This Hollowbody A-style C.F. Martin Mandolin was the first mandolin that John Paul Jones used on stage with Led Zeppelin, beginning on June 22, 1970 through May 10, 1971. In studio, the Martin Mandolin was used on Led Zeppelin and on the BBC Sessions recording from April 01, 1971.


C.F. Martin A-Style Mandolin
John Paul Jones, June 28, 1970, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, England
C.F. Martin A-Style Mandolin
John Paul, Maureen, Jacinda and Tamara Jones, ca. July 1970, The Straw Hat, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England
C.F. Martin A-Style Mandolin
Led Zeppelin, August 15, 1970, Yale Bowl, New Haven, Connecticut

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