Did anyone see the Pawn Stars this week? A guy brought in a 1963 Stratocaster that he said Hendrix had played in the studio on several albums, he said it was his favorite recording guitar. It was Oly white and looked authentic '63, it was right handed and strung normally. Rick called it the "Holy Grail" like it was the actual Woodstock Stratocaster. The guy also had a typewritten piece of paper that had a statement supposedly from Jimi Hendrix's brother that said it was his studio guitar with the brother's signature. It looked kinda like a xerox copy. The guy wanted $750K for the guitar. I mean it had a case and everything. Rick brought in his expert Jesse and he looked at it. Jesse pointed out that it had "ring wear" on the top side of the fretboard, like you would get if you were playing it upside down while wearing a wedding ring. The expert proclaimed that therefore it was 100% authentic, Jimi Hendrix's guitar- based on the wear on the topside of the fretboard and the typewritten piece of paper. Rick haggled a bit, starting at 450K then 500K, and finally offered the guy $600,000 based solely on that five minute inspection, without even popping the neck or anything. The guy stuck to the 750K and walked out with the guitar. So if you have something that looks like a vintage Strat with a little wear on the topside of the fretboard and a typewriter you can make over half a million dollars. Just take it to Rick Harrison at Gold & Silver Pawn.