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Posted on Jun 24, 2005 01:20 pm
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.