Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Epiphone acoustic guitar used by Hendrix to be auctioned off

An acoustic guitar used by Jimi Hendrix is expected to raise around £150,000 at an auction next month.
Great deals on musical instruments

An Epiphone acoustic guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix is to be sold at auction next month.

The instrument was purchased by the star in New York when he was a struggling musician in the 1960s and accompanied him when he moved to a flat in London, reports the Sun.

Despite only being purchased for around £15 by Hendrix, his use of the instrument means it is expected to fetch around £150,000 when it goes under the hammer at Bonham's of London.

The star's ex-girlfriend Kathy Etchingham said he had been very attached to the Epiphone instrument.

"Jimi loved that guitar - he played it constantly," she explained.

It is not the first time one of Hendrix's guitars has been auctioned off.

In September 2008, the Fender Stratocaster he famously set alight on stage at the end of a gig in London in 1967 was sold for £280,000 to an American music collector.

Save Money On Acoustic Guitars Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800241145-ADNFCR

Posted on 17 Nov 2010 16:35 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Sabian's NAMM releases have been specifically designed to spice up your drum kits overall sound and give you a definitive and varied spectrum of tone

20 Jan 2017 15:41
thumbnail

With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up

20 Jan 2017 14:40
thumbnail

With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits

20 Jan 2017 12:52
thumbnail

A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original

20 Jan 2017 11:47
thumbnail

Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.

20 Jan 2017 11:14
thumbnail

Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.

20 Jan 2017 10:28