The night Jimi Hendrix famously lit up his guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival, Hendrix had another one that survived the show, and it’s about to be up for grabs … if you’re a serious baller.
A private collector from the UK is finally unloading Jimi’s Black Pepper Fender Stratocaster from that iconic 1967 concert — perfect timing, with this being the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
Heritage Auctions is handling the bidding, which starts June 17 in Beverly Hills at $ 500k. Organizers estimate the final bid could reach $ 750k!
Makes sense — Jimi used it to play “Hey Joe,” “The Wind Cries Mary” and several other classics during the festival … before trading it out for the one he burned and smashed on stage.
We’re told it still has his southpaw stringing, scratches from his belt, and bonus … Pepper still shreds.