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Due to this, please note that some of the dates mentioned below could possibly completely wrong.If you happen to notice such a mistake, please be sure to use our contact form to let us know about the error.After coming back from the Army in 1962 Hendrix acquired an Epiphone Wilshire.It is assumed that this was from the money he made playing with the Danelectro, which as previously noted, was indeed borrowed from a friend in the army.The guitar, however, seems to be copper-colored one.
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.
[Jimi Hendrix Gear, by Michael Heatley, p.28] The guitar was allegedly originally green, but Hendrix himself painted it several times from red, to purple, and back to green at some point.
[Becoming Jimi Hendrix, Steven Rody] However, the earliest photo of him holding the guitar shows young Hendrix wearing a red sport coat and standing by a red car.
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.