There were also photos taken that day by Chris Morphet/Redferns, showing both the black and the white guitar being used by Hendrix. Image not available. GroundGuitar counts on your criticism and feedback. The Stratocaster had been in the drummer's possession since Jimi's death in 1970 and this was the first time it had seen the light of day. or Best Offer. It was one of several Fender Stratocasters that Jimi owned. As far as electric guitars, Jimi Hendrix is mostly known for playing Fender Stratocasters.A few worth mentioning here is certainly the early 1960s white Stratocaster – which was allegedly the only guitar Jimi had with him when he first came to England. However, the placement of the logo on Jimi’s guitar is much closer to the end of the headstock, and lower in comparison to the string guide than what can be seen on other guitars from this period. Fender’s new Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster incorporates several distinctive features of Jimi’s “flipped over” setup while still maintaining the comfort and playability of a standard right-handed guitar. After Jimi died, the guitar ended up with Monika Dannemann – his girlfriend at the time in who’s apartment at the Samarkand Hotel, Notting Hill Gate, Jimi spent his last hours. See more ideas about Jimi hendrix guitar, Guitar, Fender stratocaster. This piece of walnut filled the hole that allowed the truss rod to be installed. In case you want to talk to me privatly, please use the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. You … This is new neck was featured on the latter part of the recording of David’s 2006 solo album, On an Island, and the following tour. He noted that the person who sold him the guitar claimed he got it from Hendrix and that the Strat was now re-painted red. It could well have been the guitar that Hendrix knocked about. [Hendrix concert in Bakersfield the stuff of legend -bakersfield.com] This was right in between the recording sessions at the TTG Studios in Los Angeles, and based on the photos taken by Ron Raffaelli at the studios, the guitar was used there as well (photos should be fairly easy to find with a quick Google search). Jimi’s black Stratocaster, for instance, has a small headstock, but (at that time) the new style logo. Thread starter fuzz-bruzz; Start date Mar 11, 2012; F. fuzz-bruzz Member. The story of the Darlington Stratocaster does, however, sound plausible, especially considering the fact that a black guitar went thought Jimi’s hands prior to this date. It was horrible. His story and body of work has elevated him from mere rock star to an American folk hero. This means that it was made from two pieces of maple (fretboard and the body of the neck), glued together after the truss rod was installed in between them. It is a classic 1960s CBS-era style Strat, so a large headstock – which is reversed on this model – and a maple neck like the one Jimi played at Woodstock. The string tree is in a different place on the top picture as compared to the one Jimi is holding. In our research, we haven’t been able to find one photo that shows the black Strat without the burn marks, or with fewer burn marks when compared to an earlier photo. To our knowledge, Uli had not made a comment on this, so it remains only a speculation. The Black Strat now sported the cross-marked leather strap that Jimi Hendrix once wore. Combustible Handwound ‘69 Strat LH pickups! I have Clapton’s autobiography sitting somewhere. Sometimes I miss incorporating those small details. According to the article linked in the first paragraph, a musician named Tony Carrington bought the guitar at one point for $20, and soon sold it to someone else, saying it played quite badly. $280.00 shipping. Available in classic Olympic White or Black, both with chrome hardware and including a gig bag, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is your chance to unleash your own electric sky church music. Back in issue 380, Guitarist magazine reported on the acquisition of the black Strat used by Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, by a British collector. This is understandable considering the fact that he mostly used early to mid 60s Strats, most of which were shipped with rosewood fretboards, at least up until around mid-1965. Six-string fire and fury; signifying everything. Nor is it some dead-on replica of, say, the guitar he played at Woodstock or Monterey. Model Name: Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®, Model Number: 0145802306; Series: Artist; Color: Black; Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges) I got it from his autobiography published in 2007. Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst. The guitar was black, and it was stolen right after the gig at the Imperial Hotel in Darlington, County Durham [‘I bought missing Jimi Hendrix guitar for £20’ – The Northern Echo]. The reverse headstock gives the higher strings more bendability, leading to a real lead machine. $899.00. This beautiful Olympic white finish guitar was reportedly sold in 1998 for $2 million and whereever that guitar is today, well, they have one of the most iconic pieces of rock history staring them in the face every single day. Both were originally purchased from Manny’s Music in New York City. Watch. Due to public backlash, these were quickly wiped off the face of the earth and never made it to production. 1960s Fender Stratocaster (black, Darlington), 1963/64 Fender Stratocaster (Monterey Pop), 1960s Fender Stratocaster (Saville Theater / Sgt. Thst’s from his autobiog “Survivor”, isn’t it? It was one of several Fender Stratocasters that Jimi owned. Messages 150. Will check if there’s any mention of the guitar. Pepper's Strat), 1960s Fender Stratocaster (Sunburst, Monterey), 1960s Fender Stratocaster (Tortoiseshell), 1956 Gibson Les Paul Custom (Fillmore West, Miami Pop), 1960s Fender Stratocaster (Telecaster neck, Newport), 1970 Gibson Flying V (Left-handed, Black), 1970 Fender Stratocaster (sunburst, maple), ‘I bought missing Jimi Hendrix guitar for £20’ – The Northern Echo, Return Jimi Hendrix’s guitar and we’ll set up a music foundation’ – tribute band’s amnesty offer. From Japan. Stories about guitars being stolen from Hendrix are a common occurrence, and it’s possible that many of them are basically just people falsely remembering stuff. Mitch Mitchell brought in a guitar case and nonchalantly opened it. David got the strap from his wife Polly for his … Don’t mind that. Up until this point, almost every guitar that he played had a rosewood fretboard. The thumbnail photos I often make myself in photoshop, because I can’t always find the photo of the guitar itself from the right angle. Stand up next to a mountain. While we’re still researching the possibility of there being two white Strats, there was most likely only one black Stratocaster with a maple neck. Features The new tuners were not made by Fender, but by Schaller. Full of incendiary vintage tone and classic style, this extraordinary instrument features signature touches and unique appointments based on his distinctive "flipped-over" … The scarcity of left-handed Stratocaster guitars in the late 1960's required Jimi to flip over right-handed guitars and restring them to suit his southpaw faculties. Fender Artist Series Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Olympic White popular EMS F / S. $1,960.99. Although the 1968 Strat Hendrix played at Woodstock had the larger, black, CBS-style logo, the "transition"-style logo is still period correct. It was a dog as guitars go. 1968 was the year in which Fender switched from the "transition" logo to the CBS-style, so guitars from 1968 can be found bearing either, depending upon their month of manufacture. Hendrix started using this guitar in mid-October 1968, and it represented a shift away from rosewood and towards maple neck Stratocasters. It was the first time the death of another musician really affected me. After Jimi died, the guitar ended up with Monika Dannemann – his girlfriend at the time in whose … A black Strat that belonged to Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and a white model played by Jimi Hendrix. It is also mentioned that Jimi didn’t particularly care about the black Strat, and was mainly worried about a white one. Mitch said it needed looking at because the frets had tarnished, the strings were rusty and he had decided to put it up for auction.I picked up the guitar and couldn't … GroundGuitar counts on your criticism and feedback. Some people in Darlington apparently believe that the guitar is still around, and are even actively asking the current owner to return the guitar [Return Jimi Hendrix’s guitar and we’ll set up a music foundation’ – tribute band’s amnesty offer]. The article above first states that possibly a few of his guitars were stolen, but someone is quoted saying a few paragraphs below that only a black Stratocaster had gone missing. GroundGuitar is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Jimi Hendrix’s 1960s Fender Stratocaster (black, Darlington) According to some sources, Hendrix played a Fender Stratocaster on the night of February 2nd, 1967. Several years ago, I heard a rumour that this Strat was called Electric Lady and the white one was called Isabella. Its serial number is 222625, the neck is slim and the fretboard is of standard Fender radius of 7". Free shipping. He had passed out, stoned on a mixture of booze and drugs, and choked on his own vomit. In case you want to talk to me privatly, please use the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Jimi Hendrix Replica Stratocaster Olympic White . Based on the fact that Monika was married to Uli Jon Roth of the Scorpions at the time of her death, most seem to assume that Jimi’s guitar is now with Roth. However, it’s not worth getting any deeper into this as it is obvious that authenticating the guitar would be nearly impossible. Guitars made around this period are usually regarded as less desirable since CBS introduced some changes to the model that many did not approve of. The guitar was used all the way until the last gig that The Experience played together, at The Isle Of Fehmarn on September 6, 1970. To cut the long story short, from late 1968 to Jimi’s last gig in September 1970 it was either this black Stratocaster or a different white one – aside from few occasions when he picked up a Gibson. One of his first Stratocasters, Hendrix played this guitar when he visited Juggy Sound studios in New York, where he worked in 1965 after parting ways with Little Richard. Both were originally purchased from Manny’s Music in New York City. Free shipping. $3,454.91. Jimi Hendrix Monterey Black strat. The 1968 Fender Stratocaster came with a re-designed Fender logo and a new headstock. Honoring the electrifying "Voodoo Chile" who popularized the Stratocaster guitar and its tremendous sonic flexibility, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster gives you the same fiery tone and playing feel to … The story of Jimi’s stolen guitar has been retold from generation to generation, and it seems to have developed into a local legend. I’ve always wondered what happened to that guitar. $4,253.67. Read the review: http://bit.ly/JimiHendrixStratReviewIt’s impossible to replicate the sound, soul, and impact of Jimi Hendrix’s playing. The guitar was one of the two maple neck Stratocasters that Jimi started using around this time – the other one being almost an identical guitar but finished in white. Watch. I was incredibly upset and very angry, and was filled with a feeling of terrible loneliness. The guitar was first seen on stage at the Civic Auditorium in Bakersfield, California on October 26, 1968. People say … $1,825.00. Here it is. (Dan). During the concert, Jimi was mostly playing a white Stratocaster, although there are also photos of him playing the black one. Yes – Clapton bought it on impulse having seen it in a shop window – I think in Denmark Street? It seems that in 1968, Hendrix started placing cigars in between the strings and the headstocks while playing, and while the cigarettes were often forgotten and burned all the way to the filter, they created burn marks on the headstock. GroundGuitar is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. According to some sources, Hendrix played a Fender Stratocaster on the night of February 2nd, 1967. Original Fender USA Jimi Hendrix voodoo stratocaster Black. The Guitar Black Beauty is a 1968 Fender Stratocaster with black finish, white pickguard and a maple neck. One afternoon I was browsing through some instrument shops in the West End when I saw this white, left-handed Stratocaster, and I bought it on impulse to give to Jimi. This means that likely there was only one black 1968 Fender Stratocaster that Jimi used from 1968 to 1970, making it one of his most long used guitars overall. Quintessential Jimi Hendrix. The guitar was used all the way until the last gig that The Experience played together, at The Isle Of Fehmarn on September 6, 1970. A key feature is the reverse angle on the bridge pickup which is Fender’s way of emulating the reverse nature of how Jimi played a right-handed Stratocaster upside down, so that this pickup accentuates the strings in a different way to a regular Strat. Black Beauty is a 1968 Fender Stratocaster with black finish, white pickguard and a maple neck. A black Strat that belonged to Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and a white model played by Jimi Hendrix. I believe “Survivor” bio is from the late 80s, but it could contain the same piece of info regarding the Hendrix guitar. Fender Jimi Hendrix Journeyman Relic Voodoo Child White Stratocaster. I took the guitar with me to the show so that I could give it to him afterward, but he never turned up. Taking a breather from the Les Pauls in Matthieu Lucas’ collection, we study a 1963 Fender Stratocaster, instead.This one belonged to mercurial rock icon, Jimi Hendrix. Jan 22, 2019 - Explore Brftcajun's board "Jimi hendrix guitar" on Pinterest. – as it was the first left handed Steat he’d ever seen. https://www.ebay.com/b/Jimi-Hendrix-Stratocaster/33034/bn_7023399321 Is there any evidence that this is the case? Here is a super cool Hendrix Voodoo Child CS Strat. Will likely add the guitar on a separate page once I found more details about it. In case you notice anything wrong with the information posted on this page, or you have knowledge of something that you would like to share, be sure to leave a comment above. Brand: Fender. The guitar was made in 1968, or three years later after CBS acquired Fender. The white guitar that he cared about was most likely the one guitar that he carried with him from the US – the 1964 Fender Stratocaster (Linda). 5 new & refurbished from $4,950.00. Jimi was seen playing a black Stratocaster few weeks prior to this, on the January 29th at the Seville Theater. Fender Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Black USA (1997) $3,188.51 + $223.99 shipping . Feel the Electric Ladyland pole-piece squeeze! Serial#: JIMI HENDRIX VOODOO STRATOCASTER® (1998-2001) Pre-Owned. The NOS Fender Custom Shop Voodoo Child Stratocaster: Reverse Headstock Rebellion! Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music. Mouse over to Zoom- Click to enlarge. Honoring the electrifying "Voodoo Chile" who popularized the Stratocaster guitar and its tremendous sonic flexibility, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster gives you the same fiery tone and playing feel to wield as your own. Although highly unlikely, if it ever reappears, this page will be updated. 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