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Hear My Train A Comin’ is one of the only surviving recordings of Hendrix playing an acoustic guitar, even though he was known to play it all the time at Brook Street. According to Hendrix at Home, “while his electric guitars and amps were to hand, Jimi generally worked up his new songs on his acoustic Epiphone FTZ9 ‘in bed, just laying there’.” The recording in question is particularly special in that it was filmed in one roaming take. Peter Neal recalls that whilst filming Jimi, the guitarist kept looking at the 12-string guitar that the director had brought along and eventually asked whether he could play it. Neal responded that he had hoped that Jimi would and though there wasn’t much film left, it was “one of those magic moments” where Jimi’s playing and singing was flawless.