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In the book [*Jimi Hendrix Gear* by Harry Shapiro, Michael Heatley, Roger Mayer](https://books.google.com/books?id=fpUuXZU9-1QC&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&dq=jimi+hendrix+Silvertone+Danelectro&source=bl&ots=mC2neYYTRD&sig=skdaniqX49cCyBLIBR5ypujPGKw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vkHiVPmNNIKnNrnFgNgC&ved=0CEoQ6AEwCg), they mentioned that Jimi owned a one-pickup 1956 model of the Silvertone Danelectro. It was one of the guitars that he had the longest, it stayed with him several years. He called the guitar "Betty Jean" after his girlfriend, and left the guitar with her mother when he went off to the Army in 1960.more
"My little black Harmony Silvertone guitar was sold through the Sears Roebuck catalogue in the USA during the ’60s. This is another guitar which works really well for slide – a lot of players like the gold and silver foil pickups. It’s also on the new album, along with my Danelectro Silvertone “amp in case” guitar. I have a pair of these; one was given to me by Brad Whitford from Aerosmith. They’re both from the early to mid-’60s," says Robbie McIntosh, in [this article](http://www.guitar-bass.net/private-collection/private-collection-great-pretender-2/).more
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