For Sale: 1 Left-handed Strat, $168,000
[q]A Stratocaster is not just any old guitar. And this isn't just any old Strat. A 1968 modified for a left-hander named Jimi Hendrix.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul McCartney's lyrics. Jimi Hendrix's guitar. A John Lennon interview. Memorabilia from some of the most influential musicians of the 20th century hit the auction block Monday.
McCartney's original handwritten working lyrics for the 1968 Beatles song Maxwell's Silver Hammer went for $192,000 at Christie's sale of rock and pop memorabilia. The pre-sale estimate had been $200,000 to $300,000.
Hendrix's guitar, a 1968 Fender Stratocaster with a sunburst finish that was modified to accommodate his left-handed use, sold for a staggering $168,000, well above its pre-sale estimate of $80,000 to $120,000.
The guitar has been kept at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland since the museum's opening in 1996.[/q]