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Hendrix's fiery guitar sold

Hendrix's fiery guitar sold

Daniel Boucher got a bum deal. After all, the guy paid £280,000 (over half a million bucks) at a London auction for Jimi Hendrix's guitar, and it turns out the damn thing's been burnt to a crisp! What kind of rock action is he expected to get out of a glorified cinder block? Oh, wait...Hendrix set the guitar on fire. In fact, it's alleged to be (and at that price, you can bet it's some pretty damn well substantiated alleging) the very first guitar the rock god ever torched. "I am going to play it, I hope some of it rubs off on me," says Boucher. Sure, it'll rub off on you, if you don't mind getting ashes all over your hands. Rumors that Boucher had begun saving up for the first amplifier ever smashed by Pete Townshend and the first TV set ever thrown out of a hotel window by Keith Moon have not been substantiated.

 

(NME)

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£28,000 does not equal over a half million dollars. It's more like $60K. Either the above number is missing a zero, or the conversion is WAY off. Haha.

Gabi Porter

good catch gabi, that was totally a typo. it's fixed now!

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I love Jimi. I don't know where i'd be without the experience of hearing his music as a kid, but can't imagine buying these so called "artifacts" or "collectors" items. If any of Jimi is left in these things they should be put on display for everyone to check out and experience. What does owning something like that mean to some rich jerk anyway? What does he think is gonna run off? The burden of 200+ years of oppression? The right chords to "Wind Cries Mary"? A "mojo hand"? Do riches equal stupidity or what sometimes?

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Who gives a frig what anyone buys with their money?

Jackson

voting for McCain are you?

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the guitar is a fake!!!!

jtm

Boucher should tell his boss who sent him to get the guitar that he has been scammed!!

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