Sep 6, 2008
Jimi Hendrix 4 Sale!!
People are willing to pay big bucks for old Jimi Hendrix memorabilia.
The first guitar that Hendrix ever burned on stage just sold at an auction in London yesterday for $495,000!
It was his 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar that he torched after his performance in 1967 at London's Finsbury Astoria.
Unfortunately for him, Hendrix had to be taken to the hospital afterward and treated for minor hand injuries.
The director of acquisitions, Ted Owen, at the Fame Bureua rock memorabilia firm which organized the sale described Hendrix's burning of the guitar as "a watershed in live performance."
As for the guitar, after the torching it was then taken to the offices of Hendrix's aide, Tony Garland. The guitar was later kept in the garage of Garland's parents' home in southern England.