A Jimi Hendrix recorder
Lot 70
A Jimi Hendrix recorder
US$ 150,000 - 200,000
£110,000 - 150,000

Lot Details
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A Jimi Hendrix recorder
A Schreiber Sonata wooden recorder, two pieces (missing bell, but as purchased and used by Hendrix), customized with lacquered green, yellow, purple, and black string bands, engraved "West Germany" to head joint, housed in a decorative yellow and red silk cloth within a brown velvet cloth tied with three embroidered floral ribbons. This instrument was used by Jimi Hendrix on his song "If 6 Was 9" on his Axis: Bold as Love album (1967) and which was used in the counterculture hit Easy Rider (1969). After Hendrix's death, the recorder was given by Hendrix's manager, Michael Jeffery, to Hendrix's friend and collaborator, Melinda Merryweather. Merryweather helped pitch the concept that became the Hendrix film Rainbow Bridge (1972), directed by her friend, Chuck Wein; she later acted in and was art director on the film. Merryweather and Hendrix became friends while working closely together on the film for several weeks in Hawaii. With a letter of provenance from Merryweather. Accompanied by a copy of the DVD, Rainbow Bridge.
Recorder: 1 3/4 x 15 in; Within cloth: 4 x 5 x 12 1/2 in
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