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This must be jinxed

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Mipstoo, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Strat-Talker

    413
    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    So, what is up with this Hendrix' Fender Stratocaster...? It didn't meet the opening bid but everytime it's being sold it's estimated to bring in 600 to 650k.

    I remember it being for sale in 2009, last year, and again now...
    Shady provenance but a beautiful guitar (I'm a sucker for Olympic White)

    [​IMG]

    More to read on this over the years:
    2009
    2016
    2017
     
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  2. TheDudeMan

    TheDudeMan Strat-Talker

    Age:
    39
    249
    Sep 19, 2016
    The Crossroads
    is this the one from pawn stars?
     

  3. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Strat-Talker

    413
    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Looked the fragment up and yes, it’s the same guitar. Supposedly owned by Hendrix but stayed at the Studio he used before his fame came to a rise. I honestly think that he never owned it but he definitely played it.

    All provenance comes from previous owners and his brother whom I don’t trust a lot since the sunburst owned by Jimi came up for sale a couple of times.

    But still a beautiful guitar in my favorite color.
     
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  4. conehead

    conehead Strat-Talker

    Age:
    46
    302
    Apr 12, 2017
    way out there
    No one wants to invest in it because of that unplayable 7.25" radius.

    :D
     

  5. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Strat-Talker

    413
    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    It takes practice. Wouldn’t have it any other way anymore.
     
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  6. T Guitar Floyd

    T Guitar Floyd Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 27, 2014
    Arizona
    Why is there no "dislike" button here? :whistling:
     

  7. conehead

    conehead Strat-Talker

    Age:
    46
    302
    Apr 12, 2017
    way out there
    A "sarcasm" button might help, too.
    :whistling:
    That was what is called a joke.
    I never owned a Fender neck that wasn't 7.25" radius.
    I was alluding to this thread, nutritiously-packed with unintentional hilarity:
    http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/i-will-never-invest-in-a-7-25-fretboard-again.455853
     

  8. TheDudeMan

    TheDudeMan Strat-Talker

    Age:
    39
    249
    Sep 19, 2016
    The Crossroads
    Maybe you should grab it and get it converted to a 12 degree radius?:cool:
     
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  9. muf magician

    muf magician Strat-Talker

    162
    Jan 10, 2015
    Texas
    On the topic.. is it easy to switch back and forth between a 7.25 and a 9.5 radius, or is the difference substantial enough to make switching awkward at first? Can't say I've ever gone back and forth.
     

  10. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    1. There's no visible strap button screw hole on the lower bout.
    2. The sn# does not appear in Shapiro and Glebbeek's list of Hendrix equipment.

    pass ...
     

  11. conehead

    conehead Strat-Talker

    Age:
    46
    302
    Apr 12, 2017
    way out there
    Maybe for some...not for me.
     

  12. hornpiper

    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 23, 2014
    Portland, OR
    It's very bad luck to believe in something being jinxed, however that is a cool looking old Strat. Must be a questionable gap or two in it's back story to make people wary of spending so much.
     

  13. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Strat-Talker

    413
    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Actually, there is a picture of him holding it. :rolleyes: From someone who knew how to handle a camera... You can clearly see... a white guitar...

    [​IMG]

    Also, the explanations and justifications all can be found on the listing:

    no visible strap button = studio gear, not necessary
    shortened vibrato bar = jimi style (as if this couldn't have been done afterwards)
    various recollections of Leon Hendrix (as if he's a very trustworthy source)

    More info: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57667810_jimi-hendrix-s-1963-fender-stratocaster

    Oh, did I tell you it is a refin...o_O :D
     

  14. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world

  15. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    Looks like everyone and everything was stone that day, even the camera!
    That "Strat" in Jimi's hands seems so smashed it can't hold the weight of its neck. Heavy stuff..
     
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