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I read about this in the Toronto Star three days ago. It'll be at the Hard Rock Cafe for the next two months. He performed "Machine Gun" with the guitar on the Dick Cavett show back in 1969. Here's a link to the article on the Star website: http://www.thestar.com/article/23 You'll also see a link to the performance on the Dick Cavett show and there's a PDF of the guitar on the Star website with commentary by Danny Marks you can download.
 

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I guess there aren't a lot of Jimi Hendrix fans here? :smile:
 

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I love Hendrix and SG's, but the link didn't bring me to an article.
 

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Gee, don't know how I missed this post earlier. No, I can't get the article either.
And I'm a huge Jimi fan like since I was 11, (he was still alive then).

Here's a link I found to the PDF:

http://www3.thestar.com/static/PDF/070719_jimis_axe.pdf

But WAIT A MINUTE! The bridge is right-handed, unless Jimi plyed it reversed, as he was know to do on occasion, it would sound totally f'd-up strung l-h. The bridge would have to be re-installed. I can't tell for sure how it is strung.

If they were trying to sell this I'd be thinkin'; hmmmm
 

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Isn't it weird how many of these famous player's axes, are really screwed up? Look at EVH's axe...the whole guitar is screwed up.

One wonders, with all the money these guys were making, why couldn't Jimi just replace a broken knob...or EVH have some company make him a better guitar...
 

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I read about this in the Toronto Star three days ago. It'll be at the Hard Rock Cafe for the next two months. He performed "Machine Gun" with the guitar on the Dick Cavett show back in 1969. Here's a link to the article on the Star website: http://www.thestar.com/article/23 You'll also see a link to the performance on the Dick Cavett show and there's a PDF of the guitar on the Star website with commentary by Danny Marks you can download.
i have the utube of ti awesome:rockon2:
 

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I've never had a reason to drop into the Hard Rock Cafe,... UNTIL NOW !!!
 

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Yeah he did restring it and it also mentions something about the bridge in the PDF. Actually I just downloaded it and it says "The Pearl handled Maestro vibrola arm or 'twang bar' allows the player to raise or lower string tension manually via a spring loaded mechanism beneath the bridge." Now here's the key part; "Because Hendrix was left-handed the twang bar is on 'top', not beneath the bridge."

Gee, don't know how I missed this post earlier. No, I can't get the article either.
And I'm a huge Jimi fan like since I was 11, (he was still alive then).

Here's a link I found to the PDF:

http://www3.thestar.com/static/PDF/070719_jimis_axe.pdf

But WAIT A MINUTE! The bridge is right-handed, unless Jimi plyed it reversed, as he was know to do on occasion, it would sound totally f'd-up strung l-h. The bridge would have to be re-installed. I can't tell for sure how it is strung.

If they were trying to sell this I'd be thinkin'; hmmmm
 

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Back then they didn't care. A guitar was basically just a tool for their music. He had enough money to buy any guitar he wanted, same with Eddie. I think it's also those imperfections that a lot of guitarists like. Fender proved that with their "Reliced" Strats and Teles. Even though they're artificially aged, there are players that swear they sound better than new guitars although I personally think it's just psychological.

Isn't it weird how many of these famous player's axes, are really screwed up? Look at EVH's axe...the whole guitar is screwed up.

One wonders, with all the money these guys were making, why couldn't Jimi just replace a broken knob...or EVH have some company make him a better guitar...
 

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geez I love Jimi... ever since the release of Are You Expierenced. As for the white SG .... I think I feel pains starting... ahhh quick the Gastrex!!!
 

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An SG with a vibrato is a beautiful thing.
 

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Yeah it does tend to make you Drool
geez I love Jimi... ever since the release of Are You Expierenced. As for the white SG .... I think I feel pains starting... ahhh quick the Gastrex!!!
 

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Ehh when I think of Jimi, I think of the strat, not the SG. Although the SG looks cool and all, Jimi's strats are the guitars that really represent him if you ask me:smile:.
I think the same way. Every picture or video of him I can remember was with a strat. I'm sure hw used other guitars it's just Jimi + Strat =The Music...
 

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Ehh when I think of Jimi, I think of the strat, not the SG. Although the SG looks cool and all, Jimi's strats are the guitars that really represent him if you ask me:smile:.

I saw some vids last year of Jimmy with his Flying V. He made it sound like his strat. He liked his Vs. Gibson also made him a custom left handed V shortly before he snuffed it. The SG is new news for me.
 
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