Hendrix's 1963 Strat up for auction
Jimi Hendrix's personally owned and played white 1963 Fender Stratocaster (serial L14985) is expected to pull over 120 thousand US dollars at auction.
According to lot info for the Strat, this was one of Jimi's earliest owned Stratocasters.
"In 1965 Jimi Hendrix was then known as Jimi James, he recorded frequently with Henry "Juggy" Murray. Jnr at Juggy's studios in New York City. On July 27th 1965 Jimi signed his first exclusive recording artists contract with Sue Records at the Sue offices on 265 West 54th Street, New York City, with Juggy Murray. Skip Juried was the chief engineer at Juggy Sound studios. He was a very good friend of Jimi Hendrix and Skip kept this special guitar for Jimi at the studio on his request. After Jimi's success with the Experience he returned to Juggy Sound to complete the Band of Gypsys album that was to be given to Ed Chalpin."
"Upon completing the Band of Gypsys album at Juggy Sound February/March 1970 this guitar was given to Skip Juried for his help and friendship throughout the years. Jimi also recorded with Noel Redding on the Nervous Breakdown sessions on which Skip engineered, Jimi used the guitar on two of the tracks, 'Blues in 3/4' and 'My Friend'."
References: Jimi Hendrix Sessions page 139
140, John McDermott. In reference to Skip Juried: "Are You Experienced?" page 140, Noel Redding.
Check out the live auction at http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=52935&item=140120649132 or visit FBL at http://www.thefamebureau.com/.
The auction closes Jun-02-07 17:00:00 PDT.
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