Pentax Optio E20 Photo #7 Jimi Hendrix's Flying V Gibson Guitar

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Jimi Hendrixs' custom made Gibson Flying V guitar, which he called "Flying Angel" Currently in the Hard Rock Cafe Museum, London, England. Serial number 849476 manufactured specially for Jimi in 1969, this guitar probably left the factory in 1970. Jimi was playing this specific V during the Isle of Wight concert. All hardware is gold. The vibrato is a typical flatmount base (no difference left or right) with a special string anchor bit and lever (made with 3 different holes for longitudinal adjustment. This was the first time Gibson inlayed a pearl logo in a Flying V. This feature was subsequently used on the 89/90 V90's, the Golden Eagle, the Hendrix signature in 91 and the Centennial in 94. The split diamond inlay was requested specially by Jimi (it was a new design at the time) made to represent native indians arrow heads. This inlay has been used since on the 89/90 V90's, the Golden Eagle, the Hendrix signature in 91 and the Centennial in 94. The tuners strangely eno...

Technical Details

f/3
1/30 s
6 mm
200 ISO
1412x2295px