Steven Roby: Hendrix on Hendrix...I was reading parts of this book and came across the following quite which I thought TGP would enjoy since he touches on topics we discuss daily around here like vintage guitars and old wood, Fenders and Gibson's, etc. I read as much of it as i could and it was an interesting read with a lot of good Hendrix interviews, but this certainly caught my eye.
Q:What kind of equipment, guitars and amps do you use?
Hendrix: I use a Fender Stratocaster. Everyone's talking about the 7yr old Telecaster, the 13yr old Gibson, and the 92yr old Les Paul. They've gone into an age bag right now, but it's nothing but a fad. Y'know the salesman is always telling you that Chuck Berry took this one to the bathroom and he didn't have no toilet paper, so watch out for the pickguard. The Stratocaster is the best all around guitar for the stuff we're doing. You can get the very bright trebles and the deep bass sound. I tried the Telecaster and it only has two sounds, good and bad, and a very weak tone variation. A Guild guitar is very delicate but it has one of the best sounds. I tried one of the new Gibsons but I literally couldn't play it at all, so I'll stick with Fender. I really like my old Marshall tube amps, because when they're working properly there's nothing can beat it, nothing in the whole world. It looks like two refrigerators hooked together.