All Jimi Hendrix Collectible is important, but this rare electric guitar is bursting with history … it’s no wonder it will fetch a HUGE amount of money when it comes up for auction.
The folks at Kruse GWS Auctions are in possession of Buster’s early 1960s Japanese Sunburst Electric Guitar, which is expected to make AT LEAST $ 50,000. That’s the minimum bid, but GWS expects to recover a historic amount … and here’s why they might.
Legend has it that the guitar god used this exact ax shortly after returning from the U.S. Army in 1962 and moving to Clarksville, Tennessee. While there, Jimi played the Chitlin circuit with incredible talent – like Sam cooke and Ike and Tina turner.
Jimi’s brother, Leon Hendrix, said that “this was the last time Jimi looked happy.” Leon recalls: “I remember Jimi calling me from New York saying he was so broken he couldn’t even pay attention. He pawned his guitar and his friends got him one. “
When Jimi moved to London in 1966, he left this guitar in New York City in the apartment of one of his best friends. Cut at 54 years later and the winner of this offer will also receive a letter of provenance from Leon, who will also have a private lunch with the successful bidder.
BTW … there will be tons of other cool items at auction, like Princecustom purple boots from Elvis Presleyowned and worn neo-style sunglasses, Tom hanks “Cast Away” costumes – and maybe the biggest … Muhammad Ali“World Champion” dress in personalized white terry cloth !!!
The auction ends on August 8.