Hendrix Guitar Fails to Sell at Auction

By | June 7, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A guitar owned and played by the late Jimi Hendrix has remained unsold at auction after failing to reach its reserve price, a spokesman for auctioneers Cooper Owen said on Thursday.

The 1965 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster was billed as the highlight of a “Rock Legend” sale, with the auctioneers hoping to achieve a sale price of up to 150,000 pounds.

The reserve price was not revealed.

Hendrix, considered by many as the greatest rock guitar player ever, was born in Seattle but only shot to worldwide prominence after finding success in Britain as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

He died at the age of 27 in a Mayfair flat in September 1970 after overdosing on sleeping tablets.

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