Jimi Hendrix’s guitar goes for $216,000 at auction

(GERMANY OUT) Hendrix, Jimi (*27.11.1942-18.09.1970+), Gitarrist, Rockmusiker, USA, – bei einem Konzert , – 1970 (Photo by Müller-Schneck/ullstein bild via Getty Images).


How much would you pay for a piece of rock n’ roll history? A Japanese sunburst guitar, owned by legend Jimi Hendrix, just sold for $216,000 at an auction over the weekend. You can see pictures of the guitar here. Originally estimated at $50,000 in value, the guitar is quite special as it was owned and played by Hendrix before he became an international superstar, and cemented his place in rock n’ roll history. Historians believe Jimi played it between 1962 – 1966, which is after being discharged from the Army, but before he moved to London in 1966. Check out the full story here. If you want to read about Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged guitar that sold for over $6 million (a new world record) or Prince’s Cloud 2 guitar that sold for $563,000 click here. The previous world record for highest auction bid of a classic guitar was for a David Gilmour Stratocaster that went for $3.95 million. If you have that kind of cash, why not!

 

 

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