Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 Guild Starfire V

This guitar was used only once by Jimi, on May 19, 1968, at the Wreck Bar within the Castaways Hotel, in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, after the Miami Pop Festival. The festival was originally scheduled as a two-day event, but the second day was canceled due to a thunderstorm, which prompted the performers to gathered in the Castaways Hotel to take refuge from the rain and start a jam session.

There’s is only one photograph from that night of Jimi using this guitar [Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 Electric Guild Starfire V – liveauctioneers.com] It is unknown whether Jimi had the guitar with him prior to this, or whether it was something he acquired that night. Also, the story behind the stickers covering the front of the guitar is a mystery.

Be that as it may, the Guild somehow ended up with Jimi’s father, Al, with whom it remained until his death it 2002. After that, we’re guessing it remained within the family until 2017, when it was put up for auction. The starting bid was $140,000.

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