This guitar may look mundane and musty, but its claim to fame is the fact that “Jimi Hendrix used it for almost everything he composed”. This guitar is now enjoying all the reflected glory which, lets say, it very well deserves, as it is touted as the favorite guitar of Jimi Hendrix by Rolling Stone and Time. Now, this loner is searching for a new master, yes you heard me, it is up for grabs!
This legendary guitar is vintage Epiphone FT79 and has been a vital part of Jimi Hendrix’s historic work in United States. A word has it that this was given to a very close friend of Jimi Hendrix before his death and since then it has never been exposed the ruthless scrutiny of paparazzi. This guitar will be staged in the Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia auction on 15th December 2010 and is expected to fetch anything between 80,000 to 120,000 British Pounds!
It has been featured in many movies and has been used by many other music sensations as well, so technically this limelight is irrefutable, as this one is a star in itself! The best part is, this guitar was bought second hand by Jimi Hendrix for about $25 and they say fame comes at a cost, ironic! This guitar can be yours, all you have to do is attend the auction and keep your cheque books ready.