Jimi Hendrix’s 1967/68 Fender Stratocaster (Black)

Jimi was seen with this guitar in a number of photos taken of him by Ron Raffaelli in Hawaii on October 6th and 7th, 1968. As far as one can tell from the footage and the photos available, he did not use the guitar at the Honolulu International Center concert – it was only seen in the photos taken the day after the concert.

The guitar appears to be a large headstock model, which would mean that it was made probably in 1967 or 1968.

For whatever reason, Jimi was never really seen playing this guitar at any of the concerts after he came back from Hawaii either, so it is suspected that he either left the guitar there or that he gave it to somebody. It’s also possible that the guitar wasn’t his, but this is less likely.

Submitted by: Scott


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