Jimmy Page’s Harmony Sovereign H-1260

This was Jimmy’s main acoustic guitar from around 1970 to 1972. He started using it around late April 1970, after coming back from the US tour – during which he mostly played his Martin D-28 acoustic guitar. At that point, Robert and Jimmy went to Bron-Yr-Aur and started working on the material for Led Zeppelin III.

Although there are no photos to prove this, most Led Zeppelin researchers agree that Jimmy took the Harmony with him to the cottage and that this is the guitar on which he wrote songs like “Over the Hills and Far Away”, “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” and “That’s the Way”.

Specs

Jimmy’s Harmony was a jumbo flat-top model with a maple top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard with dot pearl inlays. This model was produced by Harmony from 1958 to 1971 and was used by a number of guitarists from that era, including Syd Barret and Pete Townshend.

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Augie deWolf
Augie deWolf
6 months ago

It’s a spruce top, not maple.