A find for fans of Jimi Hendrix, the Japanese Sunburst model guitar that the guitarist used between 1962 and 1964, when he still did not have the name he would have years later, went to auction and ended up being sold for US $ 216 thousand, something like R $ 1.1 million, according to news from Rolling Stone magazine.
According to the auction agency GWS Auctions, which promoted the auction, Hendrix bought the guitar in the period following that which served in the United States. It was with this instrument that Jimi Hendrix, for a short time, played with musicians like Wilson Pickett, Slim Harpo, Ike and his wife, Tina Turner, e a lenda Jackie Wilson.”
The instrument, however, was left in New York when Hendrix left for the United Kingdom to form the Jimi Hendrix Experience and ended up being looked after by the guitarist’s friend, Mike Quashie. More than R $ 1 million in an instrument may seem expensive, but for the auction market it doesn’t mean so much when you know the 1942 Martin D-18 guitar by Elvis Presley, it sold US $ 1.3 million, the equivalent of more of R $ 7 million
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