Hendrix, Jimi/Fender Left Handed Telecaster
Hi James...Can you recall in your research if Jimi owned/recorded with a 'left handed' 1966 Blond Maple Neck Fender Telecaster. The reason for this question is that Mitch Mitchell back in the late 70's stated to myself and a friend in the Marquee in London, that Jimi did own a lefty tele but only ever used it rarely in the studio and not for gigs (because he didn't like the sound of it live). Mitch told us that he sold 3 of Jimi's guitars to a guitar shop in Charing Cross Road, London back in the mid 70's, including the lefty Telecaster. It would be great to hear your views on this subject please. Best Regards...Ray
I have never heard about that guitar. There is no photo of him with it as far as I know.
I'll ask around and get back to you.
A quick Google and I came up with this discussion:
Apparently, during the early 1967 sessions, he used Noel's Telecaster because his Strat was damaged.