The Guitars[edit | edit source]
Both currently in the Warehouse. The first one was only mentioned; its effects are unspecified. The first guitar is the guitar that Jimi Hendrix burned at Finsbury Park in 1967. When the second one is played, it causes electrical discharges and continues to play on its own. Pete, Claudia, and Artie were going to swap it with a fake at a rock and roll museum in Jersey City, when an employee accidentally activated it. This produced enough electricity to almost cause the eastern power grid to crash. As the trio prepared to make their substitution, they encountered, for the first time, ATF Agent Steve Jinks. Hendrix's guitar was neutralized when Claudia reattached the tremolo bar and bent the pitch, after which the guitar ceased playing on its own, and stopped discharging electricity. Claudia, however, went on to make the most of her opportunity, and lay down a few riffs.
History[edit | edit source]
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in music history. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. The award's biography noted that Jimi Hendrix "expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before. His boundless drive, technical ability and
creative application of such effects as wah-wah and distortion forever transformed the sound of rock and roll." Musically, Hendrix did much to further the development of the electric guitar's repertoire, establishing it as a unique sonic source, rather than merely an amplified version of the acoustic guitar. Likewise, his feedback, wah-wah and fuzz-laden soloing moved guitar distortion well beyond mere novelty, incorporating other effects pedals and units specifically designed for him by his sound technician Roger Mayer with dramatic results. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him number 6 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
Although Hendrix owned and used a variety of guitars during his career, his guitar of choice and the instrument that became most associated with him, was the Fender Stratocaster.