"Purple Haze" singer Hendrix, who died in 1970 aged 27, is
said to have owned the Epiphone acoustic guitar for three years
after purchasing it second-hand for $25 in New York City while
on tour in 1967, Bonhams said.
"It was actually the guitar he owned for the longest period...
and because it's an acoustic guitar, it is quite likely that he
composed some of his songs on it," Katherine Schofield, Head of
Bonhams entertainment department, told Reuters.
A custom-made cloud guitar used on tour by late American
musician Prince is also up for auction in London on Thursday,
carrying an estimate of 25,000 to 30,000 pounds.
Other auction items include a flamboyant jacket worn by Rolling
Stone Keith Richards, rare self-portrait caricatures of The
Beatles signed by the band, and a Boesendorfer piano played by
Queen's Freddie Mercury and Coldplay.
($1 = 0.7905 pounds)
(Reporting by Alex Fraser; Editing by Patrick Johnston and Mark
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