Jimi Hendrix Special
1991 Jimi Hendrix
december 1991, Gibson manufactured a limited run of 400 guitars. They
were based on the "standard" reissue 67 with the addition of :
- bound fretboard
- Trini Lopez split diamond inlay (identifyable
by the slightly misaligned inlay between frets 12 & 13)
Paul bell type truss rod cover with "Limited Edition xx of
screened copy of Jimi's signature on the pickguard
pearl logo on the headstock
1995 Jimi Hendrix RCA
Gibson manufactured a limited run of 25 guitars upon request from RCA
for a FM radio promotion.
As the above 1991 LE, they
were based on the "standard" reissue 67 and only differ from the above
by the "usual" truss rod cover shape with the words "25 years"
Jimi's other Flying V
This is anothe nice example
a 1964 Bigsby fitted Flying V. Please note the more sloped shoulders
to the prior 57-59 batch. This one was owned by Jimi Hendrix and was
on auction a couple of years back.
(Serial Number: 932954.
Year of Manufacture: 1969.
was originally thought to have owned only two "Flying V" model guitars
the existence of this (his second) was only confirmed in 1992 with the
publication of a backstage phot of Jimi playing the guitar at New
Madison Square Gardens.
Hendrix used this guitar
between January 1969 (whenhe gave Mick Cox his famous psychedelic V)
May 1970 ( when he bought his custom left-handed model).
Pre-sale Estimate: £ 15-25,000. Sale Price: £ 46,00.)