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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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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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