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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 2:31 am 
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London, Sep 25       <br><br><br>The guitar Jimi Hendrix set alight in concert in 1968 found no buyers when the owner, the son of late rocker Frank Zappa, refused an auction bid of 300,000 pounds. <br><br>Dweezil Zappa rejected the anonymous telephone bid to Britain's Coopers Owen auction house on Tuesday, sticking to his minimum price of 345,000 pounds. <br><br>Hendrix famously set fire to the Fender Stratocaster at the 1968 Miami pop festival and later gave it to Frank Zappa, who used it on his 1976 album "Zoot Allures." <br><br>Dweezil, a sometime guitarist in his own right, recently turned down another auction bid in Las Vegas of $500,000 for the guitar. <br><br>He said it was worth substantially more because it had been played by "two of the greatest guitarists ever." <br>~<br>But other pieces of rock history did fall to the gavel at the Coopers Owen sale, including a poem by Doors singer Jim Morrison for 6,000 pounds -- four times the minimum price. <br><br>A self-portrait by another guitar hero, Eric Clapton, sold for 2,600 pounds, nine times the minimum reserve price. <br><br>But anyway... I read this at 'itv.com'<br><br>Hendrix guitar sells for £300,000<br><br>23.41PM BST, 24 Sep 2002<br><br>A guitar that Jimi Hendrix famously set on fire during a concert in the United States more than thirty years ago has been sold at auction in London for £300,000.<br><br><br><br>

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2003 7:21 pm 
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Well, Thing Fish, I think he was just asking cash....  ';)'

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