Jimi's got Jazz!

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

Post by DaddyDom » 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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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by mekhem » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:34 pm

Cool - I have seen pictures of him playing a Jazzmaster before. Unless there is some provenance not sure there is really a way to verefy.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by JVG » Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:56 pm

mekhem wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:34 pm
Cool - I have seen pictures of him playing a Jazzmaster before. Unless there is some provenance not sure there is really a way to verefy.
I agree with you. The ad states “Letter of authenticity provided by 2 very prominent and extremely respected members from the musical/guitar world. “ but it’s still hard to be sure.

As far as i’m aware, Hendrix didn’t play Jazzmasters enough to generate that kind of paint wear, which suggests either someone used it extensively after him (if it was indeed his), or it’s fake ageing.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by Severed Hand » Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:51 pm

He played it upside down as well so kinda sus the wear pattern is from a righty.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by N0_Camping4U » 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.
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by dc » Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:26 pm

shipping seems reasonable :D
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by JVG » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:30 pm

I guess if you’ve got that much to spend on gear, the shipping cost doesn’t matter.

Who knows, maybe it is legit but i’d be wary!

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by Ceylon » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:14 pm

I remember reading some other musicians's account about how he was at Jimi's place (in London?) And Jimi gifted him His Jazzmaster. So I'm sure it kept being played after that, and possibly/probably/plausibly switched back to a right-handed setup too
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by Francer » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:15 am

Jimi definitely owned a Jazzmaster in the late 60s, owned by Steven Seagal now, apparently...

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by DaddyDom » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:33 am

Let's put the proof of provenance aside for a sec. The seller fronts up and says they have it.

Whether or not Jimi was the first or only owner - or if somebody else - or 20 or 500 other people played it/owned it/loved it after him, strung it lefty or righty, does not take away that it (potentially) was his Jazzmaster. Some of you just have to accept that any subsequent history does not change that.

Guitars I sold 30 years ago are still formerly my property. (Though not as valuable obvs! ;D )
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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by Axolotl » 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.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by Axolotl » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:36 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. Also, I read that Jimi would change the place one strap button on his JMs to be more comfortble.
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.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by natthu » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:41 am

From what I've read (admittedly limited), in the early years before he became well known, Jimi was constantly in a cycle of selling his guitars for cash and then struggling to buy another. This also forced him to borrow guitars regularly too. So there are probably many guitars out there that have been either owned or played by Jimi for a very short length of time. It's nuts that someone thinks that (allegedly) one of these guitars is worth so much just because a particular person had a fleeting association with it.

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by windmill » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:45 am

"Only 1 available and 2 other people have this in their carts"

Anyone here trolling this ?

:)

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Re: Jimi's got Jazz!

Post by Axolotl » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:52 am

windmill wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:45 am
"Only 1 available and 2 other people have this in their carts"

Anyone here trolling this ?

:)
I will now! ;D

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