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Jimi Hendrix’s – Stephen Stills 1957 Fender Stratocaster

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1957 Fender Stratocaster, left handed. This guitar was owned by Jimi Hendrix, and famously swapped with the legendary Steve Stills after the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival! This is the actual guitar that you may have read about. It was the property of Steve Stills for many years and he was photographed with it and described the history in a 1979 issue of Songwriter Magazine, 1979 issue of International Musician And Recording Wolrd, and 1976 Guitar Player. so its provenance is perfect. Apparently, Jimi had bought this guitar as it was a lefty (he bought a few Strats on route to Monterey), but preferred the regular right-handed models, as he could buy them in any town. He suggested that as Stills had a used right-handed model himself, that they swap, then both could experience the delights of playing an upside down Strat! So that’s what happened, and after Hendrix’s death Steve Stills could not bring himself to look at the guitar for many years. Its in the same condition as when Hendrix had it, and sports a very old blond re- finish. This is your only chance to score a 1950’s lefty Strat that was used by Jimi Hendrix, and Steve Stills! It comes with full history and letters including a letter from the author of the 1979 Songwriter Magazine article copies of the magazine articles. Please call for info and price.

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