This guitar was originally plain black. The psychedelic body paint job was done by Jimi himself. He played it on the concert in Paris during his 67/68 tour – among others. It was also featured on “All Along The Watchtower”, “Catfish Blues” and “Little Miss Strange”.




Jimi gave this guitar to his friend Mick Cox in 1969, and it later ended up with David Brewis of Rock Stars Guitars. At that point, the guitar lost its original paintwork done by Hendrix, but it was successfully restored/replicated in 1999.

In 2006, the Gibson Custom Shop decided to reissue the iconic Psychedelic V, with 300 limited instruments being handpainted by master luthier Bruce Kunkel