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Hendrix Fender Duo Sonic Sells for £164,000!

icontexto-webdev-social-bookmark-09facebook481As posted the other day, the tan coloured Fender Duo Sonic, played by Hendrix before he was famous, fetched £164,675 at an auction today, over 400 times the price he originally paid.

The star’s early guitar sparked a bidding frenzy at the Cameo Auctioneers Records’ Music and Memorabilia auction in Midgham, Berkshire.

Hendrix had paid just £100 for the tan guitar when he was an unknown 21-year-old backing musician.

Going by the name Jimmy James, he used the 1959/60 model from March to November 1964 while performing with the Isley Brothers.

Two original pieces of Hendrix artwork from 1967 were also sold for a total of £17,400.

4 Comments

  1. Its just crazy what people will pay for electric guitars. Yes, this is a piece of rock and roll history, but man that’s a lot of pounds!

  2. Er… “over 400 times the price he originally paid”???
    I was never a whizz at maths so i could be wrong but I make it 1,640 times the price he paid. That’s quite a bit over 400 times. And it is a LOT of dosh! Oh yes.

  3. Asian Tv says:

    I don’t see why it should be used for anything except Hendrix reverence. Put it in a glass case and display it somewhere music fans can see it.

    Ike Turner was gigging with a Hendrix Duo last decade before he died, til it got stolen at a gig pretty much instantly.

  4. […] tan coloured Fender Duo Sonic, played by Hendrix before he was famous, fetched £164,675 at an auction today, over 400 times the price he originally […]

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