The guitar strap used by Jimi Hendrix when he set his guitar ablaze at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival is among many noteworthy items currently being offered by a New York City auction company. Beginning today (July 13) and extending through July 22, potential buyers can bid on a huge variety of rock and roll memorabilia being offered by the online company, Gotta Have It! Collectibles.
In addition to the Hendrix guitar strap, the offering includes a guitar smashed by Kurt Cobain in 1993, a Lansky Bros. suit worn by Elvis Presley for his debut album’s back-cover shot and a copy of The Beatles’ Beatles for Sale album signed by each member of the band. Gotta Have It! Collectibles says the seller of the Hendrix guitar strap was in attendance at the Monterey festival. He caught part of the guitar body, with the strap attached, when Hendrix threw pieces of the shattered guitar into the crowd.