The Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Expensive Jimi Hendrix Memorabilia To commemorate the death of one of rock and roll's most pioneering and explosive guitarists, Wikicollecting.org presents the Top 10 most expensive items of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia ever sold.
one of the standout cultural moments of the decade, came when Hendrix took to the stage and performed a blistering version of the Star Spangled banner that spoke directly to a generation of disillusioned young Americans.
The guitar was first sold during a Sotheby’s auction in 1990, for a then-record price of £198,000 to the Italian collector Gabriele Ansaloni. Ansaloni then later sold the guitar to the Microsoft co-founder and renowned Hendrix collector Paul Allen in 1993, in a private sale believed to be worth $1.3 million.
Today the guitar takes the pride of place at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.