Jimi Hendrix’s original 1967 Monterey Festival Fender Stratocaster
You probably know that historic guitars now fetch seven-figure sums at auction—topped recently by a collector with very deep pockets who was prepared to pay $4m for David Gilmour’s 1969 black Fender Stratocaster. Auction prices have been rising over the years—a John Lennon-owned Gibson J-10E Acoustic Electric fetched $2.4m in 2015–and the days when you could purchase guitars such as Bob Dylan’s Newport Folk Festival Stratocaster or Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” hybrid Strat for under a million dollars seem to be gone.
How about the guitar that Jimi Hendrix played at the Monterey Festival? You know the one—the black Fender Stratocaster with the rosewood neck that he played in the incendiary 1967 concert that cemented his reputation as a global superstar. It is a guitar that stands up there with the very best. It was Jimi’s weapon of choice for one his greatest performances, and a vital and integral part of the history of rock and roll. The original is going to be sold at auction in 2020 but in the current market you would need to be prepared to invest a seven-figure sum to purchase it. That puts it out of reach for most.
But how about owning a slice, for a fraction of the price of the original guitar? Don’t worry—not an actual slice—we are not going to to be damaging the guitar. We have a different strategy for this Stratocaster. Working with the owner of this historically important and cherished instrument—the actual guitar that Jimi Hendrix played at Monterey—we have created a large-format, three-dimensional, limited edition photographic artwork, that you can hang on your wall and enjoy every single day.
This is a limited edition piece, and just twenty five people on the planet will be able to own one. Unlike the original, it will not require a seven figure outlay. Each artwork is made on a bespoke basis to suit your exact space requirements. It can be made in any size up to a staggering 280cm / 110 inches—that’s just over nine feet long if you want to go that big. You don’t have to – you can choose the perfect size for you. You get something close to the experience of owning the actual guitar, but in a completely innovative way—and in a size and presentation style that you can choose to fit your personal space.
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