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May 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Jimi Hendrix guitar becomes part of one-of-a-kind British boat, really

We’re sure Jimi Hendrix never imagined this.

As part of a national art project linked to the Olympic Games in the U.K., a sailboat was built using pieces of wood from many diverse places and things.

Among the 1,200 pieces that make up the boat are fragments from a Jimi Hendrix guitar, according to an article in The Telegraph in London.

Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan, the artists who came up with the idea for such a unique craft, visited 20 places to gather items to be used in the building of the boat. You’ll have to see the vessel. It’s quite remarkable.

Unfortunately, the article doesn’t say just where and how they got pieces of a guitar once owned by one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. (Oh, yeah, he’s from Seattle, if you didn’t know…)

The yacht will sail around the southern portion of England before reaching the¬†Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, Dorset, just in time for the August games, according to The Telegraph’s story.

 

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