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Jimi Hendrix "Love Drops" Electric Guitar, 1967 Gibson Flying V

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, United States

Jimi Hendrix played this Gibson Flying V extensively from 1967 to 1969. He is thought to have used it on his 1967 BBC Radio 1 sessions and 1968's Electric Ladyland, notably for his solo on "All Along the Watchtower." Hendrix modified the nut and strap button and painted the instrument himself using nail polish. When Hendrix gave the guitar to Mick Cox of the Irish band Eire Apparent in 1969, Cox refinished it black and removed the original design. In the 1990s, session musician Dave Brewis acquired the guitar and restored Hendrix's original paint job.

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