PIECES OF HISTORY
In April of this year, two historic pieces of gear owned and played by Jimi Hendrix went up for sale at online retailer Reverb.com: a 1962 Fender Jazzmaster that Hendrix played with the Isley Brothers and Little Richard, and a heavily used Marshall Super Lead 100 that featured on stage throughout 1969. Both items were being sold by the LA-based Neil’s Gear Bazaar. The sunburst 1962-dated Jazzmaster was played throughout 1964 and carried an eye-watering price tag of $750,000. Elsewhere was a Marshall Super Lead 100 built in March 1969. Embossed with“J.H. EXP.”spray paint, it was used at a number of highprofile Hendrix performances that year, including the Rainbow Bridge Vibratory Color Sound Experiment in July,Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August, plus Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970, and the Germanybased Open Air Love & Peace Festival in September 1970.The ultra-rare amp was listed at $350,000.