Janie Hendrix Introduces The New Hendrix Model Guitar – A Gibson Family of Brands
Excerpt from Gibson.com's interview with Janie Hendrix
Why did you choose to work with Gibson to create the new Jimi Hendrix Signature Model?
Creating this new guitar is continuing Jimi’s practice of giving back to people. He’d go to Manny’s Music store in New York to make himself available to young musicians or invite them to his studio to watch him record. He also gave away guitars or bought them for young players.
Part of the proceeds from the Jimi Hendrix guitar will be donated to the Jimi Hendrix Foundation, which is devoted to improving the quality of life for children, promoting artistic creativity, and world peace.
It was our idea to approach Gibson in the beginning, after the positive experiences we’d had with the Flying Vs that Gibson made based on Jimi’s guitars. Our excitement inspired their excitement, and here we are, creating these new musical instruments.
This is just the tip of iceberg. We want to have a whole line of Jimi-inspired instruments.