Jimi Hendrix' Guitar For Sale

A fascinating and genuine piece of rock 'n' roll history has hit the shelves of eBay.

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A fascinating and genuine piece of rock 'n' roll history has hit the shelves of eBay. Jimi Hendrix handpicked this guitar in 1966 (Fender Serial #L68290) from a New York City music store and began playing it on the some of the most widely recognized songs in history, reports Blabbermouth.net.

The rare guitar is exhaustively documented. Maverick Music has signed and notarized witness statements from individuals within Jimi's management team that this guitar was played extensively on stage in London, Hamburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Winterland, and Monterey, as well as recording sessions with the BBC. The famed guitar was also used extensively at Olympic Studios in London and at the recording sessions for the "Electric Lady Land" LP. Jimi also used this guitar on "Foxy Lady" and "Hey Joe".

The auction of this guitar on eBay will remain active for a minimum of seven (7) days, unless a buyout offer comes sooner. Jimi's Fender will be on display this weekend at The Philadelphia Great American Guitar Show, located in the Fort Washington Expo center June 25 and June 26. Private viewing is available by request only, and contact details can be found within the eBay auction.

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    artem07
    Oh really? You want to play it do you? How many of you are left handed? :-p Anyway, I think it should be locked up in a museum. Not to be sold to some dolt.
    negrotaurist
    I will learn to plaay friggin lefty to play that guitar one time maan. then id donate it to like the smithsonian
    GuitarJunkie
    i searched for it on ebay...and i couldnt find it....oh well, probaby my fault still id do nething to have this guitar
    Cowboy Angel
    Every guitarist with half a brain knows Hendrix was a god on guitar, but I can't help but think if you were good enough, why not make your *own* rock legend instead of making a huge hole in your pocket? Sure, it's a nice guitar in the first place, and the added bonus of having Hendrix owned it is quite enticing, but does *no-one* remember what Hendrix did in his stage shows? He smashed most of his guitars to pieces, including his first strat, given to him by his girlfriend. For Hendrix, the guitar itself was worthless except when he was playing it, and even then he beat the hell out of it before setting the instrument on fire. The only people stupid enough to pay half a million pounds for a guitar that they probably won't even be able to play are rich bastards who have money burning a hole in their pocket anyway. Let them pay a fortune and hang it in a glass case in a museum. Jimi will have a damn good laugh at him.
    Name Eman
    erm, is it me or is tht guitar so blatantly fake? if you compare it to the previous pictures (featured on ebay) all the scratches are in different places..
    dave_slash
    Oh never mind... found it. My god. It's like looking at the chariot of Zeus. I bet Jimi's rolling in his grave knowing it's being sold.... How could you sell something like that....?
    CSguitarvocal
    *runs to his boss and asks for a 30 year advance on his pay* Man... I would seriously buy that thing, then spend another million just putting it on lock down... I don't care if that thing is still playable... I wouldn't care, it would be goin' into protection lol.
    nirvanafuk23
    this thing should be in a museum...its been threw so much thrashing and shit...and its definatly not fake us i read alll the stuff they had signatured. could you imagine the thrills of even holding it though,knowing jimi played mind blowing solos on it.?
    Deadeye_X7
    guys. that goddamn guitar isn't a left-handed one. Its a right, Jimmy played it with the strings upside down and the neck backwards because at the time they didn't make left handed guitars (not sure why they do today really... i'm left handed and i just started off playing a right handed guitar it wasn't that hard to do if you've never played guitar before.)
    keitha060
    they should put it in the hardrock cafe. where theyde have a church room and his guitar up in a case on the alter
    The Puddles
    Ive just managed to see it... Not the woodstock one (it does say that, but i missed it )
    backup
    artem07: Oh really? You want to play it do you? How many of you are left handed?
    Count me in as well. I'm also left-handed.
    backup
    metalhead2: i cant believe thy are selling it ide think they would put it in a museum or something
    Its a musical instrument. Its meant to be played. A musical instrument that doesn't get played is a cheap fecal piece of shit. Hendrix is dead. Let the guitar be sold and lets get on with our lives.
    Scourge
    irbrent: shit its nearly 700 grand, only sumone rich could afford that
    really? someone rich? whodve thunk it? -_- cmon man! lol and hey to the other guys, why would this particular guitar need to be stuck in a museum? what about the one he used at Woodstock? although, i spose yeah he did use this one "extensively", as they put it... but yeah, anyway, one of his guitars at least should be in a museum lol
    queen471
    NotSoClearSheep: I'd play that guitar like it was your mom. What a Chav comment. However buys it is gonna be the envy of every musicion on the planet. Won't be surprised if the buyer gets threatened or killed for it.
    bearded_rainbow
    artem07: Oh really? You want to play it do you? How many of you are left handed?
    It's a right handed guitar with the strings reversed. I doubt it'd be too hard to restring it the normal way and play it.
    Punishment Due
    NotSoClearSheep: are you serious? Why would you lock up a piece of rock 'n roll history when you could be playing it yourself? Sure, playing it would make it age more quickly or "damage" it, but nothing lasts forever. What would Jimi do?
    HAHAHA, i bet someone would break into your house and steal it while you were playing it...seriously
    Kartman
    artem07: Oh really? You want to play it do you? How many of you are left handed?
    I'm left-handed.
    livewire666
    a sighned SG by angus young went for over 1 million. this will be propa expensive
    The Puddles
    Firstly Bearded rainbow is correct... Jimi couldn't find a good enough lefty so he just reversed the stings and secondly the woodstock strat (i'm not sure if this was thesame one as the page has expired) was in a museum an valued at 3.5M... so if anyones bought it for under a mil, congrats.
    Ace_GSA60
    As someone else said What would Jimi do? he wouldnt put it in a air tight container and let it sit there and collect dust. Jimi would be happier if u went out and loaded that baby up with m80's and scrifice to the gods of rock!!! Atleast thats what I'd thi k he do or maybe he'd just play the damn thing. Who knows....
    thejester
    all of you saying that this guitar is crap are wrong. countless coa's on it, and if someone is throwing down $700k they are not questioning its authenticity
    AcDc_1337
    100$ Says it gets broken on the way to the guys house in teh back on the UPS truck, cause they dont give a shit whats in the packages, but if they are getting money for it, just like ebay. That guitar should be donated to a museam like certain other *SMART* people have said. A peice of history, that shouldnt be played with and tinkered with, is going to carelessly given away for some paper "valued" as money. That guitar cant be replaced, if it did get broken on the way, id laugh in the guys face, and say : "See what happens when history is ***ed around with."
    BassDude2737
    i would love to have that guitar!!!! think of the personality that guitar would have! but i also think that a guitar like that should be on display somewhere. but then agian the best thing to do to a guitar is, play it!!
    dimebaglives
    Anyone who would play this guitar is out of their mind. This is a piece of rock history. If I bought it it would be locked in an air tight clear safe !
    yelhsashley2004
    wow, really surprised no bids have been made, would have expected some collector to have bought it already. just out of intrest, how much did clapton's blackie go for?
    dan da man
    As much as ide like to have it, i would rather it went into a mueseum as a reminder of his greatness
    ScreamingGibson
    Yea i saw this guitar when it first got out on ebay. Startin bid is 650grand i think ... 600 or 650 thousand. But yea it'd be great to own a piece of histrory ... if you was a millionare..
    cowboybebop32
    I think once someone gets this guitar, they will get about 20 mob hits on them. *Looks up mafia in the phone book*
    sithian476
    This should go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame so I have easy access to view it.
    GibsonSg12
    dude i would kill for this guitar i would do nething for it! LETS START A CULT!!!