By Charles R Cross.
But he soon graduates to a real guitar, with only one string.
The 21-year-old Jimi Hendrix arrives in New York, determined to make his mark on the music scene.
Jimi Hendrix arrives in Britain for the first time in September 1966 and soon takes swinging London by storm.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes a bid for fame in the United States with a legendary performance at the Monterey Festival.
By the time of the Woodstock Festival of 1969, Jimi Hendrix is at the peak of his career, but his hedonistic lifestyle inevitably leads to tragedy.