Jimi Hendrix’s 1960s Epiphone Crestwood

Jimi was seen playing this guitar in a photo taken of him performing with The King Casuals, around 1962.

Jimi Hendrix with the King Casuals, 1962.
Jimi Hendrix with the King Casuals, 1962.

At first, this guitar was believed to be an Epiphone Wilshire. But, based on the block fretboard inlays, and the large white pickguard, this is actually a Crestwood model.

Also, it seems like the guitar was actually left-handed because, in the photo above, the control knobs seem to be on the bottom side of the body.


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