Jimi's got Jazz!

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by N0_Camping4U » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:41 am

No mention of the nut being changed is a little suspect to me. I know I said yesterday about it, but it still bugs me, man. But I'd imagine whoever buys this isn't buying it solely because it 'was' Hendrix's guitar, but because of it's historical/collector value. That nut looks old though, so if Jimi played it, got it restrung and the nut slotted accordingly ... someone a long long time ago corrected that.
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by marqueemoon » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:37 am

Axolotl wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:16 am
Not saying it's fake, but the guitar for sale is clearly a slab bord, while the guitar on the photos of Jimi playing (and several others of him playing Jazzmasters) are veneer. You can tell by looking at the headstock. Also the arm rest looks worn in a very different way.
But hey Jimi owned and played more than one Jazzy IIIRC.
It is well known one of them (definitely noy this one) was on Steven Seagal collection.
No pictures of the back of this guitar either. If the strap button had been moved to the back side as it seems to have been on the one Jimi is playing in the pictures that would show it.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by countertext » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:14 am

DaddyDom wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:02 pm
Possibly nobody here, but I'm sure some wealthy offset-collector would be into buying Jimi's Jazzmaster!

https://reverb.com/item/27623062-jimi-h ... jazzmaster
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Post by tribi9 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:08 pm

I'd buy it if shipping wasn't so high.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by graceless » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:53 pm

For $750,000 you'd think they'd pay a photographer a few hundred bucks to get decent pictures of it. Christ.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:52 pm

graceless wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:53 pm
For $750,000 you'd think they'd pay a photographer a few hundred bucks to get decent pictures of it. Christ.
This.

4 lousy photos? C'mon!!
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by sumlin » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:54 am

N0_Camping4U wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:11 pm
I thought he would string it up correct for him? Shouldn't the nut dictate that?... I know Dick Dale played a right handed guitar left handed and kept the strings the same - but I was really sure Jimi would restring it.
I think someone probably *might* have used it since 196-whatever...

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by LVC » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:24 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:52 pm
graceless wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:53 pm
For $750,000 you'd think they'd pay a photographer a few hundred bucks to get decent pictures of it. Christ.
This.

4 lousy photos? C'mon!!
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:15 am

sumlin wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:54 am
N0_Camping4U wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:11 pm
I thought he would string it up correct for him? Shouldn't the nut dictate that?... I know Dick Dale played a right handed guitar left handed and kept the strings the same - but I was really sure Jimi would restring it.
I think someone probably *might* have used it since 196-whatever...
Steven Seagal owned Jimi's Jazzmaster and played it regularly. This does look like the same guitar. No idea.
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by N0_Camping4U » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:20 am

sumlin wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:54 am
N0_Camping4U wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:11 pm
I thought he would string it up correct for him? Shouldn't the nut dictate that?... I know Dick Dale played a right handed guitar left handed and kept the strings the same - but I was really sure Jimi would restring it.
I think someone probably *might* have used it since 196-whatever...
I don't think there is a probably about it. That's a certainty. But I think they would/should have mentioned nut isn't original or that the strings have been adjusted accordingly.
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by CivoLee » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:15 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:52 pm
graceless wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:53 pm
For $750,000 you'd think they'd pay a photographer a few hundred bucks to get decent pictures of it. Christ.
This.

4 lousy photos? C'mon!!
Thirded. Methinks I smell a scam (or as the drummer in my old "serious" band would call it, a scheme) here...

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by mcjt » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:32 pm

It's cool to see this guitar again.
I saw it 11 years ago in the vault of a high-end retailer in the States. The owner let me hold it. I don't think I even did an open chord on it; I was shitting my pants to not bump into anything while holding it.
Maybe the price is excessive.
Maybe it is Hendrix's guitar. Maybe it's not.
Real experts have already debated the provenance.
Maybe a Clapton-fan lawyer will buy it and never touch it.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by HNB » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:12 pm

Buy it for the vault.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by mcjt » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:31 am

Ha!
It was a nice vault but not that big! and I was already holding the Grail in my hand!

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by FrankRay » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:32 am

Funnily enough a guy on Denmark Street, London, has a gold 1965 Firebird that was Steven Seagal's, selling for £45000.
So I guess Seagal is offloading at the moment.

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