Legendary Custom Guitar Returned After 50 Years

Legendary Custom Guitar Returned After 50 Years

In 1952, Jimmy Luttrell, who first taught Jimi Hendrix how to play behind his back, received a double-neck guitar and mandolin from a master craftsman who wanted to reward the teenager’s talent. Last week, the handmade electric guitar and mandolin combination was returned to Luttrell after being stolen more than 50 years ago. The guitar’s journey ended in Leesburg, Va., where it was shipped to an unsuspecting eBay buyer, who gave it to Lutrell after being informed by the sheriff’s department that it was stolen. (Leesburg Times) Check out Mr. Lutrell’s Web site for old photos and stories of this “Guitar King.”

COMMENTS