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Sat Oct 10, 2015, 11:14 PM

Jimi Hendrix’s guitar at center of Tucson lawsuit



The owner of a Tucson guitar shop faces a $750,000 lawsuit over a guitar once owned by legendary rock-and-roll musician Jimi Hendrix.

Rainbow Guitars owner Harvey Moltz says he paid $80,000 last year for the Black Widow acoustic guitar. But in an Oct. 2 complaint, the company that runs Hendrix’s estate claimed Moltz is not the rightful owner of the guitar and asked a Pima County Superior Court judge to direct him to return the guitar and pay damages.

The guitar belonged to Hendrix at the time of his death in 1970 and went to his father along with the rest of the estate, the complaint said. When Hendrix’s father died in 2002, he bequeathed the estate to Experience Hendrix LLC.

“The guitar is priceless to our family,” Janie Hendrix, sister to Jimi Hendrix and CEO of Experience Hendrix, said in an emailed statement. “It is one of the few guitars that came home after Jimi passed away. We just want our guitar returned safely and back where it belongs.”


http://tucson.com/news/jimi-hendrix-s-guitar-at-center-of-tucson-lawsuit/article_1080bc3d-fee7-562d-b6e6-1bd02bc5bb06.html

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Warpy Oct 2015 #3
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progressoid Oct 2015 #5

Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 11:46 PM

1. interesting

Rainbow has been around forever.

the Husband remembers seeing Hendrix at a bowling alley in Tucson back when he was a kid.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Oct 11, 2015, 12:05 AM

2. I love Jimi Hendrix.

I love that his family now has control over his legacy. But if the guitar shop owner really paid $80,000 for it, should he not be compensated?

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 11, 2015, 12:43 AM

3. He has to sue whoever got that $80,000

and so on and so forth.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 11, 2015, 01:08 AM

4. All the lawyer BS.

Sad that music is so about money,

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Oct 11, 2015, 01:36 AM

5. 'scuse me while I kiss this...

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