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Jimi’s Strats

Jimi Hendrix is undoubtedly one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His music was soulful, compelling, and if you’re a guitar player, technically amazing. He was known for his onstage antics. Twice, he has ‘sacrificed’ his guitar on stage by painting the body and then burning it. The most famous was in his United States debut in the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (after his cover of “Wild Things” by Chip Taylor) and the during a performance right before that at the Saville Theatre in London, England.

I own two nicely made replicas of those two destroyed guitars (pre-destruction of course). While they are two pieces of art, the Monterey Pop is also a phenomenal guitar regardless. It is one of the best stratocasters I’ve ever played in my life. The Saville? Well that was a prototype guitar. It’s fully functional but not the greatest instrument. They both, however, make great subjects to photograph.

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