Jimi Hendrix’s Fuzz Face sells for $40,625

Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 Arbiter Fuzz Face has sold for $40,625 - far above its original estimate of $8-10,000, as reported last week.

The stompbox was snapped up at an auction of Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell’s estate on 4 November, held by Julien’s Auctions (opens in new tab).

It’s unclear exactly when Hendrix used the pedal live or in the studio, but that clearly wasn’t enough to prevent a bidding war over the well-used stomper.

The sale follows Jimi’s Woodstock wah, which was auctioned off early this year.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab).

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