Lot 75 of 307:
Led Zeppelin Robert Plant Played and Signed Stained Glass Mandolin  

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Lot closed - Winning bid:£1,800
£500 - £1,000

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A unique stained glass mandolin that has been signed on both the front and the reverse by Robert Plant. The signature on the front is in a silver marker pen and that on the reverse is in black marker pen.  The autographs were obtained at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, included in the lot are two photographs of Robert signing the instrument.  The mandolin was built as a special commission by Orkney musician and luthier, Dick Levens.  He was given the brief by Pepwell Films to make an instrument that could be auctioned with the proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.   

The body construction is flamed ash, the neck is maple with a flamed maple fingerboard. Each glass panel was painted and fired before being assembled in the traditional stained glass manner. The electrics consist of an under saddle transducer with 12v led lights providing the illumination via a dimmer switch and battery. 

The instrument measures 62.5cm (24.75inches) in length.  The condition of the mandolin is mint.  It comes in a black hard cover, lockable case with yellow padded interior which measures 71cm x 32cm x 16cm (28 inches x 12.5 inches x 6.25 inches).  The condition of the case is near mint.

Categories: Led Zeppelin

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