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The Search For Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze Telecaster In New Book

02/04/2016
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(Classic Rock) A book which investigates whether a second-hand guitar was the one used by Jimi Hendrix to record Purple Haze in 1967 launches in March. Author and folk-rock guitarist Chris Adams bought the Fender Telecaster in a London music shop in 1973 - but its left-handed tuners and the salesman's remark that Hendrix's roadie brought it into the shop sparked his interest.

In The Grail Guitar: The Search for Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze Telecaster, Adams tracks down surviving musicians and people who worked with the rock icon to shed light on the fate of the guitar.

The book also includes a first-hand account from Linda Keith, the woman who discovered Hendrix in 1966 and lent him a white Fender Stratocaster which belonged to her then boyfriend, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Read more here.

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