Zoot Money’s 1960’s Wandre electric guitar

On September 24th 1966, Jimmy James (as he was then known) left New York and arrived in London as Jimi Hendrix. His first stop was in Fulham at 60s bandleader Zoot Money’s flat, where his soon-to-be girlfriend Kathy Etchingham was staying at the time. It was here where Hendrix picked up a guitar and played his first notes on British soil. This guitar – Zoot Money’s 1960’s Wandre electric guitar – is the first guitar that Jimi Hendrix played on British soil, and which is now exhibited here at Hendrix’s former home in Brook Street.