Saturday, 6 September 2008

Hendrix's medium-well guitar auctions for £280,000.

The first guitar that Jimi Hendrix ever set light to onstage has been auctioned for £280,000 at the Fame Bureau's 'It's More Than Rock And Roll' auction at the Idea Generation Gallery in London. Jimi grilled the 1965 Fender Stratocaster in the picture at the end of his show at the Astoria in Finsbury Park (London) in March 1967. Tony Garland, recovered it after roadies put the flames out and stored it in his parents' garage in East Sussex, until last year when it was found by Garland's nephew. American collector Daniel Boucher won this piece of history bidding just above the guide price and promises to play it(!)...I am sure that will be a fret-burning performance! (sorry...sometimes jokes write themselves...)