Jimi Hendrix’s Fuzz Face is going up for auction

A Jimi Hendrix-owned Arbiter Fuzz Face is set to go under the hammer, in an auction of property from the estate of Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell.

The pedal was made in 1967 and clearly saw a fair amount of use, although the exact recordings and gigs this particular model featured on are yet to be verified.

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Nonetheless, it’s expected to fetch $8,000-$10,000 when it goes up for sale at Julian’s Auctions on 4 November.

A host of Mitch Mitchell’s drum gear is also being showcased - take a look at our gallery.

This isn’t the first Hendrix pedal to face the auctioneer’s hammer, of course; early this year, Jimi’s Woodstock wah was also auctioned off.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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