Jimi Hendrix's guitar for sale

Steve Holt

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people fawning over what is basically a bone stock tuxedo strat of it's day is kinda weird.....

if there was a distinguishing feature like his pen knife signature scratched into the front or it was the burnt one, I could understand..

would you buy an unsigned Picasso?...:twisted:

It's not an unsigned picasso though. It's a paintbrush once owned by Picasso, made by a company that makes hundreds of paintbrushes a year. It's a good paintbrush! But you can get plenty just like it from the same era for a lot less. :lol:
 

Foxguy

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Correct...the individual who gave it to Zappa shouldn't have been in possession of it in the first place. It's assumed to be from a March 1967 gig because it's been confirmed that Jimi burned a sunburst Strat at that performance. BUT another Strat was sold at auction as the guitar from that performance. Again, with specious evidence.

Plus, the story kept changing. It was supposed to be the Monterey Start, but that's impossible. Then, it was said it was a Strat from Jimi's performance at the Miami Pop Festival, but it's well-established he didn't burn a guitar that day.

The only thing that maybe connects the Zappa guitar to Hendix is that there is a picture of Hendrix holding the Strat before it was burned. You can see the back of the body, and there's a long scratch on the back of it. There is what looks like a similar scratch on the back of the Zappa Strat. Again, not enough there to prove provenance.
http://hendrix.guide.pagesperso-orange.fr/Astoria-Strat.htm
 

deytookerjaabs

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Yeah, that's not Jimi's strat, it's part scam on the seller's part and part clickbait.


It's some 60's partscaster dressed up to look like it, this was covered heavily in a TGP thread.


Edit, here's a vid made by a TGP member with the explanation of just a few things wrong:

 

warrent

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I'd think the biggest red flag for this strat is that Jim Irsay hasn't bought it. If you look at his collection a lot of it is iconic guitars from notable moments in rock history like Dylan's Newport strat. And Hendrix a Monterey is about as important event as any.
 




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