“We’re in the same band with the two black Strats. It’s insane that would happen”: How Little Feat acquired not one, but two of Jimi Hendrix’s Fender Stratocasters

Fred Tackett and Jimi Hendrix
(Image credit: Keith Grine / David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images)

Jimi Hendrix’s collection of Fender Stratocasters is the stuff of music legend. They were, after all, the electric guitars that Hendrix used to create history and shape the direction of guitar music as we know it today.

Given the role they played, it’s slightly surprising that the location of some of these Strats remains a mystery, and though Guitarist recently made an effort to track down the surviving six-strings, many of them remain elusive.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.