According to his estate, a bobblehead showing that iconic moment when Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar during a live performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967 is coming soon!
During this live performance, Hendrix poured lighter fluid on his Fender Stratocaster, before setting it on fire, following the Experience finishing their opening set with “Fire”.
A photograph of this moment was also snapped by 17 year old Ed Caraeff, which has subesequently went down in history. The snap appeared in Rollingstone Magazine twice.
“A form of admiration for a beloved artist”
The CEO and President of Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix, Janie Hendrix released a statement.
“Collector’s items are a form of admiration for a beloved artist or person of interest. They can even represent a special bond”, she said. “We want those who are devoted to Jimi to have something delightful to add life to the spaces where they live and work”.
Just 1,967 of these figures will be made. Each one will also be individually numbered, so Hendrix fans should prepare to get their orders in quick.
These bobbleheads are a joint project between Hendrix’s estate and Kollectico. They are “officially licensed, hand-sculpted and painted and come packaged in collector boxes”.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership”, CEO for Kollectico Andrew S Hazen said. “Jimi Hendrix has always been a huge source of inspiration for me these past 40 something years”.
Hazen also added, “With such extraordinary imagery in his portfolio, this is an opportunity for us to use our creativity to honour Jimi Hendrix with exceptional limited-edition collectables for Hendrix fans around the globe”.
You can also find out more on how you can get your hands on a Hendrix bobblehead here.
You can also check out that infamous performance from Hendrix at Monterey below.
Last month, Alice Cooper also recalled how Jimi Hendrix offered him his first joint. More on that here.