As posted the other day, the tan coloured Fender Duo Sonic, played by Hendrix before he was famous, fetched Â£164,675 at an auction today, over 400 times the price he originally paid.
The starâ€™s early guitar sparked a bidding frenzy at the Cameo Auctioneers Records’ Music and Memorabilia auction in Midgham, Berkshire.
Hendrix had paid just Â£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 Â£17,400.
Another Hendrix guitar is up for auction next month, this time the it’s the Fender Duo-Sonic he owned and played before he was famous.
Jimi played on this guitar on tour with the Isley Brothers and it is expected to fetch around $180,000.
The blond Duo-Sonic is a 1959 or 1960 model, which the 21-year-old Hendrix paid $160 for before joining the Isley’s as a session man on their tour of 1964.
Of course, as a solo artist, Jimi was known primarily as a Strat man, which explains why this Fender went into storage before reappearing in Hendrix manager Chas Chandler’s studio.
Chandler sold the guitar in 1982 for Â£400 to music agent and manager Rod Weinberg.
The Duo-Sonic goes under the hammer at Cameo Auctioneers Records’ Music & Memorabilia Auction on November 2.