Jimi Hendrix’s Epiphone FT79 Guitar for Sale at Bonhams

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LONDON.- Bonhams are to sell a guitar once owned by Jimi Hendrix which his girlfriend of the time said he “used for almost everything he composed in this country”. It will be offered in the Entertainment Memorabilia auction on 15th December 2010 and is estimated to fetch £80,000-120,000. Hendrix, widely considered to be the best electric guitarist in the history of rock music, bought the vintage Epiphone FT79 guitar second hand for about $25 in New York during his first tour of the States. He kept it for three years – longer than any other documented Hendrix guitar and spent weeks recording, jamming and performing with it in New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles. The acoustic Epiphone became his favourite instrument and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham has said, “it was used very, very heavily, continuously, all the time. Jimi had music coming out of every pore. One minute he’d be eating his breakfast, the next he’d say ‘hey