Published Dec 02, 2008If you've been looking to own a little piece of Woodstock '69, now is your chance. The original guitar strap Jimi Hendrix used during his historic festival appearance will be put up for sale on December 11, just in time for Christmas.
But owning this piece of Woodstock memorabilia won't exactly be light on your wallet. Hendrix's iconic strap is expected to fetch anywhere from $25,000 to $35,000 U.S. If that's within your budget, here's how sellers Profiles in History describe what you'll be bidding on:
"This patterned Ace guitar strap was used by Hendrix at Woodstock, as well as the Hollywood Bowl in 1967 and other performances. The strap originally came from David Vega, lead guitarist of the San Francisco funk band Graham Central Station. Vega had been given the guitar strap from a sound technician who worked at Woodstock.
"Numerous photographs were taken of Hendrix using this guitar strap, including his milestone performance closing the final day at Woodstock, which would become the most talked about rock festival in history and a pivotal moment for an entire generation. The strap is housed in a custom frame with a reissue Woodstock Music and Art Festival poster. A fantastic relic from the legendary guitarist."
The auction gets under way at noon (Pacific time) on December 11, and bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the internet via eBay Live Auctions or here.
For more details on the Jimi strap and/or the auction, you can visit Profiles in History's website here.
Jimi Hendrix "The Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock