Jimi Hendrix Inspired Coaster Gift - Monterey Hand Painted Drinks Mat

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"Exquisite work and service! I bought four different ones as a Christmas gift plus two for myself. Packaged safely and arrived in lightning speed w/ int’l shipping even in this pandemic. Beautiful craftsmanship. Vibrant with smooth edges and sturdy. Will be buying more again soon. Thanks!!" Irish G ★★★★★

"Love Love Love!!! Thanks fab quality!!"  Melanie ★★★★★

"Great quality coasters. They arrived in padded packaging. Each coaster is identical. They are smooth on top and seem very durable. The image and lyrics are very high resolution. The subtle shadow of the guitar is a nice touch. I got a set of 6. I'm so happy!" Deanna ★★★★★

Jimi Hendrix Coaster Gift - Hand Painted Stratocaster Drinks Mat inspired by Jimi's iconic Monterey Pop guitar. This very collectable high quality, hard wearing, high gloss and heat resistant melamine coaster design is unique to Rock’n’Roll Redux and is not available in stores.

Shipping: A word to the wise… Although we do dispatch as single items, we highly recommend that customers purchase at least two coasters because they can immediately halve the postage cost per item. Buy three, it gets even better and so on...

Size: 10cm x 10cm (3.94” x 3.94”)

Production: Created on robust, high quality, hard wearing, scratch resistant melamine with a high gloss finish that can withstand temperatures of up to 140ºc. The coasters are hand-made ethically in the UK with a sustainably sourced Eucalyptus board base and a non-slip cork backing.

Designed exclusively for John7Arts / Rock'n'Roll Redux by multimedia artist David Lloyd, an alumni of Central Saint Martins School Of Art and the Institute Of Contemporary Arts in London. Employing the Découpe (cut-up) technique in which written text is cut up and rearranged to create a different and perhaps unexpected new narrative, David has employed shards of lyrics to give discerning fans an opportunity to engage in 'discover the songs' beneath a foreground featuring an iconic and classic guitar. The Découpe concept can be traced back to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularised in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs and later employed by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke. Each unique Rock’n’Roll Redux design ©2020 David Lloyd.

The Jimi Hendrix 1963 Monterey Fender Stratocaster

In June 1967 Jimi Hendrix concluded his legendary Monterey Pop Festival performance with the sacrificial burning of what would become his iconic hand-painted Fender Stratocaster. Jimi had played a different guitar throughout the concert, but switched to this one for the last song of the set – The Troggs’ 'Wild Thing'.

Just before spraying lighter fuel on the guitar, Jimi said, “This is for everyone”. He then bent down, kissed the guitar, then threw a lit match onto the the prone instrument. 
Like some kind of mystic worshiping at an altar, he knelt in front of the blazing Stratocaster, the audience mesmerized, watching him smash it into pieces right there on the stage in front of them, before throwing the shards into the crowd. It seems that only one of those pieces is accounted for and it’s kept safe for posterity in the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.