Hendrix guitar sold for £164K

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2010, 18:47 PM IST

London: A guitar, which helped Jimi Hendrix turn into a rock legend, has been sold for more than 164,000 pounds.

The guitar, played by Hendrix before he was famous, fetched 164,675 pounds at an auction on Tuesday – over 400 times the price he originally paid, reports the Daily Express.

The star’s Fender Duo-Sonic sparked a bidding frenzy at the Cameo Auctioneers Records`` Music and Memorabilia auction in Midgham, Berkshire.

Hendrix had paid just 100 pounds for the tan guitar as an unknown 21-year-old backing musician.

Going by the name Jimmy James, he used the 1959/60 model from March to November 1964 while performing with the Isley Brothers.

Two original pieces of Hendrix artwork from 1967 were sold for a total of 17,400 pounds.

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