Would you bid $800k+ on anything on April Fool's day?
The guitar, currently owned by Jimi's brother Leon, has a great story which is typically what determines the high value of a vintage artifact.
“He asked me if I had a guitar, and I said no, so he said, ‘Take that one over there,’ pointing to the one in the open case…. I said, ‘I dunno, man,’ or something like that.
“He said, ‘Go ahead and take it. You don’t have to learn to play it now if you don’t want to, but I want you to have it.’
“I’ve always remembered that part, because it made me feel like I couldn’t say no. That was Jimi.”
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