Guitarist

PIECES OF HISTORY

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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.

 ?? ?? Jimi at Woodstock in 1969, where he’s said to have used the Marshall Super Lead
Jimi at Woodstock in 1969, where he’s said to have used the Marshall Super Lead

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