Jimi Hendrix Plays 12-String Acoustic Blues — Video Finds

Here’s a professionally shot clip of Hendrix playing a 12-string acoustic guitar.

The song, "Hear My Train A Comin'" (aka, by Hendrix, "Getting My Heart Back Together Again"), is a Hendrix original that he often played live, particularly in 1969 and 1970. It appears on the posthumously released album Blues, which was created from a long-lost master tape of Hendrix playing a 12-string acoustic right-handed guitar, strung for a lefty, and singing in a Delta blues manner.

This clip is from the December 1967 live studio performance, which was filmed for and included in the film See My Music Talking and later included in the 1973 documentary Jimi Hendrix and its accompanying soundtrack album. As always, enjoy!

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.