Jimi Hendrix First Burnt Guitar

Hendrix’s burnt guitar fetches near $500,000 at auction

Thursday, September 04, 2008

“LONDON – The first guitar that rock legend Jimi Hendrix burned on stage fetched $495,000 at an auction in London on Thursday.

Also sold was the first management contract signed by The Beatles on January 24, 1962, which bears the names “John Winston Lennon,” “George Harrison,” “James Paul McCartney” and “Richard Starkey” (Ringo Starr).

Hendrix set the 1965 Fender Stratocaster alight – a gesture he later became famous for – following a landmark performance at London’s Finsbury Astoria in March 1967, and had to be taken to hospital to be treated for minor hand injuries afterward.”

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