Jimi Hendrix’s Mosrite Joe Maphis 12/6 Doubleneck
This guitar was shown at the EMP (now MoPOP) museum in Seattle during a special Hendrix event. According to the museum’s info, Jimi purchased it at Manny’s Music shop in New York and used it for the recording of Spanish Castle Magic from Axis: Bold as Love (1967).
As far as the specs, the guitar, obviously, has two necks – one with six strings, and other with twelve. The pickups in it (if original) are single-coils, which usually measure up to 13K in output, which is very high compared to Fender pickups which measured around 6k Ohms on the models made in the early 60s.
Based on the photos, a lot of the hardware is now missing from the guitar, most notably both the Bigsby bridge and the tune-o-matic style bridge from the 12-string part of the body. The reason behind this is unknown.
Unfortunately, beyond what was stated by the EMP and what can be concluded from the photos, no other information seems to be available about the guitar.
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