Jimi Hendrix-played Japanese double-cut guitar hits the auction block for a second time

Jimi Hendrix
(Image credit: Getty Images/Kruse GWS Auctions)

A rare Japanese-made, Jimi Hendrix-played 1960s electric guitar has hit the auction block for the second time, after apparently failing to meet its reserve price last time around.

The guitar – an unbranded sunburst double-cut played by the guitar icon during the early to mid-’60s, according to his brother, Leon Hendrix – is up for sale via GWS Auctions, with a minimum reserve price of $50,000.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.