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Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby Derrick on Sat Jun 30, 2001 4:57 pm

I was wondering if anyone has information or knows where I can get info. on the serial numbers of Hendrix's white Gibson SG Custom guitar. I have seen them in the past but don't remember where. I wasn't sure where else to put this post, and alot of you seem as though you would be able to help. I just got a Custom that the owner SWEARS is one number off from Hendrix's SG. (This was not my reason for buying of course ;) )<BR>THANKS!
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby 5163 on Mon Jul 02, 2001 3:44 am

Derrick - Hendrix's '67 Stratocaster was auctioned on Ebay a while back. The listing said the strat once belonged to (James) "Tappy" Wright, a road crew member. They also mentioned Tappy sold Hendrix's white SG Custom (which I believe was a '68). You could try and contact the Ebay seller to see if he might have any info on the SG. Here's a link to his webpage. Click on the Link then scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for his name (Greg Dorsett).<P><A HREF="http://www.rockstarsguitars.com/pages/Jimi_Hendrix.html" TARGET=_blank>www.rockstarsguitars.com</A>
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby 1959burst on Mon Jul 02, 2001 6:39 am

hendrix white 68 gibson sg custom is serial #899617 the guitar was sold by sotheby's on august 29 1985 to the hard rock cafe london. :D
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby rollingpinboy on Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:59 pm

Similar question to the above regarding serial numbers etc, if anyone has any information on the Hendrix Fender 'Telecaster' that is on his equipment list and also mentioned in some books. Many Thanks...Ray
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby Derrick on Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:19 am

1959burst wrote:hendrix white 68 gibson sg custom is serial #899617 the guitar was sold by sotheby's on august 29 1985 to the hard rock cafe london. :D


Holy crap!!!! Can this serial number be confirmed by anyone else????
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby gigant0r on Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:34 am

wow, it took you 9 years to respond to this thread :lol:
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby Derrick on Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:18 pm

Ha, yea.... :Doh: Actually, the Plexi Palace as we know it had only been out a few weeks at that point so it was easy to miss because I hadn't yet turned on the "automatic notification" feature. Believe it or not, I found this reply while doing an internet search and realized that not only was it my post, but I had a nine year old answer waiting for me :lol:
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby gigant0r on Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:29 pm

The magic of Internet :mrgreen:

so, what happened with that SG, do you still have it?
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby Derrick on Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:31 pm

yup 8)

Can anybody find the link to the Sotheby's auction or any write up? Maybe a scan if it was in a magazine? This is incredible! :shock:
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby Friedmett on Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:41 pm

Its actually in a Metallica video.

Year and a half part 2 where Kirk Hammett strokes the strings on it.

Yes it was the hardrock in London in 1992.
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby Derrick on Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:08 pm

I saw that video and I saw the guitar in person in 2002 when it was at the San Francisco, CA Hard Rock where (I believe) that video was made. I couldn't see the serial number though the way it was mounted to the wall.

Anyone have a trail on an article or anything from one of the auctions of this guitar that lists the serial number? That would give me great provenance. :wink: I have not been able to turn up ANYTHING on the sale of this guitar or it's serial number :|
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby troyvod on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:15 am

There was also another SG custom apparently as well.
In Electric Gypsy the refer to the HArd Rock SG as having extensive playing wear from a righty, making it doubtful it even belonged to Jimi. Mind you how much would jimi have played the SG anyway?
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby Derrick on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:52 pm

Oh, that article in Electric Gypsy is just someone not doing their homework and is quite embarrassing for them! It is well documented that Jimi gave this guitar to someone who had it in his possession for quite some time... a "righty". Righty playing ware explained. :wink:
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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby Pacafeliz on Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:18 am

here's his last (and supposedly favorite) black strat # 222625

story (pretty cool) here:
http://www.stratcollector.com/newsdesk/ ... 00108.html

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Re: Hendrix Guitar Serial Numbers????

Postby MacG on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:39 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:here's his last (and supposedly favorite) black strat # 222625

story (pretty cool) here:
http://www.stratcollector.com/newsdesk/ ... 00108.html

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Can you imagine what it would cost if it ever came up for sale... :shock:

After Jimi died It belonged to Monica Dannemann, and it may be in the possesion of Uli Jon Roth now.. Does anyone know for sure ?
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