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    A Short Guide to the Lesser-Known Guitars of Jimi Hendrix

    A while back I posted an article on the little know guitars of SSRV--now an article about the same for Jimi
    Most people think of the Strat first--and i is certainly what he was best known for--but both before & after he became known--and before & after (& concurrent with) the Strat were other guitars--includign some cool ones...

    A Short Guide to the Lesser-Known Guitars of Jimi Hendrix
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    I'd guess you heard the story about the Purple Haze leads being done (overdubs) on a Telecaster? I did read a book about it, I thought the evidence was pretty convincing. I have heard this rumor a few different times, but don't know how many actual facts are out there about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtees4 View Post
    I'd guess you heard the story about the Purple Haze leads being done (overdubs) on a Telecaster? I did read a book about it, I thought the evidence was pretty convincing. I have heard this rumor a few different times, but don't know how many actual facts are out there about it.
    I think this is more than urban legends....Most of the reliable sources say that the guitar came into Jimi's hands for the recording of Purple Haze, through a friend of Neil Reddings. Redding ended up with the Tele when his Hendrix days were done, sold it to a Hendrix roadie, and it eventually was sold in a London music store in 1973.
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    this is actually really cool. I always liked these kinds of articles. early artists and their guitars. I can only think of a few artists that still have their guitars when they were starting up to when they got famous.

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    There are other iconic solos played on aTele that people don't always realize we're
    Especially if they use a different guitar live
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    In some ways, I'm surprised that Hendrix didn't gravitate toward Telecasters rather than Strats. The Tele would have been an easier guitar to flip for a left-handed player because of the control layout and output jack location.
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