Jimi Hendrix got his first guitar at the age of 15. It was purchase from his father’s acquaintance for $5. Before it young Jimi practiced playing ukulele, which was found in a garage. Ukulele (or uke) is a string instrument from guitar family with four courses of strings.
Jimi Hendrix was listening to Elvis Presley’s songs on the radio and spent many hours to learn guitar parts and to follow them with a one-string guitar. All parts were learnt by ear, not notes or guitar chords were available to him.
They the Jimi Hendrix played guitar for 7 hours a day, he grabbed tips of more experienced guitarists and listen to his father’s blues records all the time. Muddy Waters, Howlin; Woolf, Robert Johnson and B.B. King were among the artists which influenced a lot Jimi and his music tastes.
Supro Ozark 1560 S was the first electric guitar of Jimi Hendrix purchased in 1958 from Myers Music shop. The guitar was without an amplifier, thought. Jimi mastered different styles of playing, like playing behind the back and ‘duck walk’ and participated in different bands.
Jimi Hendrix First TV Appearance (Video)