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Although there isn't much to be found about this guitar, it did clearly belong to Jimi Hendrix. It can be seen in his famous '12-string blues' intro to 'a film about Jimi Hendrix', made 3 years after his dead. The guitar currently resides in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Video, see 1:38 https://rockhall.com/inductees/the-jimi-hendrix-experience/video/9199/ Also note the special design of the pickguard and the way bridge is used for the octave strings and the tailpiece for the regular strings, which can also be seen in the video, and on this photo. http://www.zemaitisclub.com/hendrix-zemaitis-japan-magazine.htm People who are familiar with Tony Zemaitis will also recognize his signature 'Fleur-de-Lise' on the headstock. As Tony Zemaitis was 'but' a man in his shop who build all his guitar by hand and not a man with a factory, not that many are around, so it is very unlikely there is one like it. Which also explains why it doesn't have a name or a type. The song he plays, Hear My Train a Comin, can also be found on the album 'Blues' More 'subjective' information can be found on this add for a replica, although it seems quite legit. http://www.maverick-music.com/dave-of-england-2/dave-of-england-zemaitis-replica-jimi-hendrix-1960-12-string-photos-of-tony-zmore
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