Orkney mandolin signed by Led Zeppelin singer up for auction

A stained glass electric mandolin, signed by Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is up for auction.

Published: April 1st, 2016 at 4:18 pm


The unusual instrument, which ‘lights up’ when it is played, was produced by local Orkney craftsman Dick Levens, and took two years to finish – but not before attracting the attention of the rock legend, who travelling to the island to sign the one-off piece.

Filmmaker Andrew Bulla produced a short film, callled The Stained Glass Mandolin’, showing production of instrument, which is now up for auction with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Watch a short clip of the film below.

Andrew said: “Making films is all-consuming so I thought it would make sense to enable my film work to have a more far-reaching, social impact and ‘success’ to be measured not just by whether the projects make a profit or cover costs (films rarely do), but by the contribution they can make in other ways.”


The auction is set to close this Sunday (3 April 2016) and can be viewed here.


Carys MatthewsGroup Digital Editor

Carys is the Group Digital Editor of countryfile.com and discoverwildlife.com. Carys can often be found trail running, bike-packing, wild swimming or hiking in the British countryside.


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