Unique Jimi Hendrix guitar up for auction

    Prefix readers with a lot of money in their pockets might be interested in the following item. Yesterday it was announced that a slew of James Brown memorabilia was going under auction. Not to be outdone, Jimi Hendrix’s estate has announced that a guitar belonging to the rock legend is also up for grabs.

    But this is no ordinary guitar. If you want to lay down some smokin’ riffs, you’ve definitely found the right instrument. The guitar was set on fire during a show at the Astoria in London in 1967, and has been carefully stored in the family home of Hendrix’s former press officer, Tony Garland, ever since.

    An auction house named the Fame Bureau is putting the item under the hammer on September 4. A pair of jeans belonging to Stevie Nicks and a Havana cigar used by Madonna in a photo shoot are also up for grabs. [The Daily Swarm]