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Harmony Sovereign H1260 Flattop
Jimmy Page, Going To California, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, June 23, 1972
General Specs
Body: Jumbo maple flattop, mahogany sides and back
Finish: Natural
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot pearl inlays
Frets: 19
Bridge: Cream acrylic bridge with rosewood base
Headstock: 'Harmony' inlay, 'sovereign' and crown painted on
Tuners: Kluson
Hardware: Nickel-plated
Pickguard: Teardrop tort pickguard
Pickups: None
Controls: None
Years in use: May 1970 - June 1972
Jimmy Page most likely brought the Harmony Sovereign H1260 Flattop along with him to Bron-Yr-Aur in May 1970 to work out songs that would later appear on Led Zeppelin III. He also used it in ca. November-December 1970 at Headley Grange, East Hampshire, England to record  Untitled.

Page brough the Harmony out on stage, beginning on the Return To The Clubs tour on March 5, 1971 at Belfast, Ireland's Ulster Hall through the end of the 1972 US Tour on June 28, 1972 at Tuscon, Arizona's Community Center.

The Harmony was used as his primary acoustic guitar on most songs of Led Zeppelin's acoustic set during this span of time, with the exception of Tangerine, in which Page played the Giannini GWSCRA12-P Craviola Acoustic.

Page can be seen on the cover of the November 2010 Guitar World magazine, holding the Harmony.


Harmony Sovereign H1260 Flattop
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Going To California, March 5, 1971, Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland
Harmony Sovereign H1260 Flattop
Jimmy Page, Going To California, March 20, 1971, The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
Harmony Sovereign H1260 Flattop
Jimmy Page, November 20, 1971, Wembley Empire Pool, London, England
Harmony Sovereign H1260 Flattop
November 2010 Guitar World Magazine

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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