Epiphone FT79 Texan
This was Jimi’s London acoustic, and a guitar he composed many of his songs on. According to Noel Redding, he bought it in 1967 for a bargain $25 in New York after their first tour to the States, and brought it back to London on the plane.
Jimi and girlfriend Kathy Etchingham shared a flat with Chas Chandler in Upper Berkely Street in London, and Jimi would love to sit in the bathroom and play, beacause it was such a good sound in there.
Jimi gave the guitar to Alan Parker in March 1970. Since then Parker used it on many recordings including Dusty Springfield, the Walker Brothers, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie, among others. It was sold in 2001 for $77.000 by London actioneers Bonhams & Brooks.