When Jimi had started out, he had purchased a 1964 Fender Stratocaster for $370 is headed for auction to sell for $750,000.
Jimi had given the guitar to his brother Leon when his music started to take off. Leon has held onto it since his death but now has decided to sell it. If the guitar sells for the estimated selling price of $750,000, it will become the most valuable piece of music memorabilia ever sold in the UK.
The guitar is going up for sale on an Internet only auction hosted by a London-based company Ted Owen & Co. The Mirror claims the guitar should sell for anywhere between $650,000 and $900,000.
Leon had said “When Jimi came back home to Seattle he asked me if I was going to get a band together. He asked me if I had a guitar and said take that one over there pointing to an open case. It’s funny, at the time, I almost didn’t take it.”
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay recently acquired two expensive pieces of music history over the past half-year. First purchased the Gibson “Black Beauty” for $335,000 and then the Paperback Writer guitar for $530,000. Lets say that we wouldn’t be surprised if he added to add some Jimi memorabilia to his collection.
Time to take out your wallets my friends… and hope the wife doesn’t get too angry when you place your bid.