Torched Jimi Hendrix guitar sells for £280,000

The Fender Stratocaster goes under the hammer in London

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The first guitar that was ever set alight by the late Jimi Hendrix was bought at auction for £280,000 in London yesterday (September 4) by an American collector, Daniel Boucher.

The guitar was set alight by Hendrix at the Finsbury Park Astoria in 1967 and stored by Hendrix's then-press officer until its sale at the Fame Bureau's 'It's More Than Rock And Roll' auction yesterday, reports The Telegraph.

"I thought I'd have to pay a little bit more for it, actually," Boucher said. "I am going to play it, I hope some of it rubs off on me."

The Beatles' first contract, featuring the signatures of all four band members plus manager Brian Epstein, was sold at the auction for £240,000.

What is believed to be The Doors' Jim Morrison's last notebook he used before his death in 1971 was sold for £58,000.

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