Jimi was knows to have 3 1967 Gibson Flying V's, 2 series models the first being the psychedelic self decorated one, the second being a 1968 tobacco sunburst and the third being his left handed made especially for him by Gibson in 1969.
|Serial number unknown.
1967 Gibson Flying V,
originally black. Custom psychedellic paintings done by Jimi himself.
One can notice that the bridge saddles are plastic which could be found on such models.
This guitar was noticably used by Jimi during his concert in Paris during his 67/68 tour.
|Serial Number: 932954.
Year of Manufacture: 1969.
Hendrix used this guitar between January 1969 (when he gave Mick Cox his famous psychedelic V / quand il a donné à Mick Cox sa fameuse psychédélique V ) and May 1970 ( when he bought his custom left-handed model).
Serial number 849476 manufactured specially for Jimi in 1969, this guitar probably left the factory in 1970.
Jimi was paying this specific V during the Isle of Whight concert.
This is a 1967 type based
on batch 3/4: it has the long shelf. The routings and pickguard are left
handed as mirrored from a right handed guitar.
Note : background on all pictures are Jimi Hendrix's belongings.
Your host with Jimi's lefty
Thanks to Jimmy at the Hard Rock Café Vault for access to Jimi (H)'s V.
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