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Hendrix guitar fetches 100,000
Jimi Hendrix
The Fender was used by Jimi Hendrix on stage
A much-loved guitar belonging to Jimi Hendrix has been sold for 100,000 at an auction in London.

The 1965 Fender Stratocaster was one of a number of guitars included in the sale dedicated to the rock legend.

The vast archive of instruments, signed records and posters were collected by a dedicated fan who had become friendly with the star.

The auction was billed as the biggest collection of Hendrix memorabilia to go under the hammer.

The majority of the items were collected by fan Bob Terry who began collecting at the age of 17. He later sold it on to another collector.

Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix died in 1970

Hendrix, widely considered one of the best guitarists of his era, died of a drug overdose in 1970 at the age of 27.

The 1965 Fender Stratocaster was used by the musician on tour and in his studio.

A poem written by Hendrix two weeks after his infamous appearance at the Monterey Festival where he set light to his guitar went for 10,000.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's first single Hey Joe, signed by all the band, was sold for 2,000.

The sale, hosted by auctioneers Cooper Owen, was held at the Hard Rock Cafe in London.


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