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It was made by a company called Valco, which also produced instruments sold under brands such as Airline, Oahu, and National.Jimi’s guitar featured white finish and a very simple circuitry powering a single pickup placed in the bridge position.
In one of the letters Jimi sent to his father during the army days, he specifically asks for the guitar to be sent to him, noting that it’s still at Betty’s (his girlfriend) house.
Please note that the period between 19 is very hard to research properly due to not only lack of photos in general, but lack of photos with correct dating.
Although there are numerous sources available online describing a timeline of events between those years (we’ve used Early Timeline), there’s a lack of a good a source with organized photo galleries that would immensely make the research of Hendrix’s early guitars much easier.
Sometime later, he ends up selling the guitar to a guy in army.
After being discharged in July 1962, he borrows the guitar back in order to make enough money playing around clubs to go back home.