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Sovereign H1260, serial # 9631111260

The Harmony Company
Jimmy Page British

Not on view

This acoustic guitar is one of Page’s main songwriting instruments. He used it to compose material on the first four Led Zeppelin albums, to record the majority of Led Zeppelin III (1970), and to record the acoustic parts of "Stairway to Heaven." It remains in use today.

Technical Description:
Flat top with round sound hole; spruce top, mahogany back, sides, and neck, rosewood fingerboard; 25 in. scale; natural finish with six-ply white and black binding; set neck with dot inlays and white binding; gold script Harmony logo, white Sovereign logo, and crown and coat-of-arms decals on headstock; metal tuning machines with plastic heads, rosewood bridge, tear-shaped tortoiseshell plastic pickguard

Sovereign H1260, serial # 9631111260, The Harmony Company, Spruce, mahogany, rosewood, metal, plastic

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Courtesy of Jimmy Page