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Martin D-28 Marquis 'Zoso'

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
Website: Martin & Co.
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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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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