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His favorite guitar was a black 1968 Stratocaster with maple neck.Towards the later part of his career Hendrix started using different guitars, including some Gibson Flying Vs and Les Paul Customs.Sometime later, he ends up selling the guitar to a guy in army.

After his Supro was stolen, with the help from father Hendrix bought this Danelectro which he later nick-named “Betty Jean” after his girlfriend at the time, Betty Jean Morgan.This of course reversed the length of the strings behind the nut, affected the tone on the slanted bridge pickup, and affected the tone of each string since the single-coil pickups usually had staggered pole-pieces – each of them set to a different height in order to balance the inconsistencies in individual string volume on guitars. According to some sources [Jimi Hendrix Gear, by Michael Heatley, p.9] he got it from his father who bought it in the Myers Music Shop in Seattle in 1959 for .According to other [Becoming Jimi Hendrix, Steven Rody] this story is connected to his second electric guitar, a Danelectro.James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter.Despite a relatively brief mainstream career spanning four years, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.

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