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crazymike
12-20-09, 11:53 AM
All the photographs I have from the live shows in the North East of England 1967 show Jimi playing a white Fender Stratocaster with a rosewood fingerboard. As we all know Jimi always carried around several guitars keeping some for backup during the shows. I would like to identify which guitars of this type he was using in the UK in 1967 and if possible identify the ones in the photographs from the shows. It would be great to track them down and maybe have a recent photo of them wherever they are now. If anyone on here can help that would be great.

Possible contenders I have found so far are these .....

http://www.hendrixnortheast.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hendrix/guitars_files/l89024strat.gif
1965 white Fender Stratocaster serial number L89024
Details here http://www.stratcollector.com/newsdesk/archives/000317.html

http://www.hendrixnortheast.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hendrix/guitars_files/lo8573strat.gif
1963 white Fender Stratocaster serial number L08573
Details here http://www.stratcollector.com/newsdesk/archives/000260.html

http://www.hendrixnortheast.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hendrix/guitars_files/l14985strat.gif
1963 white Fender Stratocaster serial number L14985
Details here http://entertainment.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=616&Lot_No=21364#Photo



The photographs from the New Cellar Club in South Shields show various scuffs and paintwork damage on Jimi's guitar that could be used to identify the instrument he was playing (see pictures below). Unfortunately none of the above guitars match exactly the one in the photographs below. Any help from anyone on this forum would be fantastic !


http://www.hendrixnortheast.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hendrix/guitars_files/Image1.jpg


http://www.hendrixnortheast.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hendrix/guitars_files/Image2.jpg

stplsd
12-21-09, 06:08 AM
The first link doesn't work and the other two appear to be of very dodgy provenance

purple jim
12-21-09, 06:22 AM
I would like to identify which guitars of this type he was using in the UK in 1967 and if possible identify the ones in the photographs from the shows.

Mike, in the hunt for white Strats in 67, you can quickly check all the concert photos in order here:
http://hendrix.aceboard.fr/264448-2563-326-0-Sommaire-Chronologie-concerts.htm

crazymike
12-21-09, 06:41 AM
I have fixed the link now , sorry about that.

Thanks for the photo website Jim - great site and I was pleasantly surprised to see some of my stuff on it too !

Cheers.

purple jim
12-21-09, 11:43 AM
I was pleasantly surprised to see some of my stuff on it too !

You're doing some great work Mike, we've been following at Forum Jimi Hendrix for some time.:000-thanx:

crazymike
12-21-09, 05:26 PM
You're doing some great work Mike, we've been following at Forum Jimi Hendrix for some time.:000-thanx:

Thanks mate , nice to be appreciated.

bogey_j
12-22-09, 12:33 AM
I wonder which of those strats is the one Linda Keith gave them, which was originally Keith Richard's guitar?

anyone know?

crazymike
12-22-09, 06:23 AM
I wonder which of those strats is the one Linda Keith gave them, which was originally Keith Richard's guitar?

anyone know?

Yeah it's the middle one L08573 .

purple jim
12-22-09, 06:58 AM
Yeah it's the middle one L08573 .

Amazing. I imagined that it was lost. A very historic guitar when you think about Linda Keith slipping to Jimi (or rather Jimmy) in New York in 1966. It was the guitar that Jimi brought with him to England that September. It's the one that Linda threatened to smash over Jimi's head as he lay in bed with Kathy Etchingham on his second day in London (or thereabouts). She also took off with it in her sports car but Jimi managed to negociate its return.