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.

 

 

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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.  

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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.”

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