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Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Control Room Monitors
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Original pair (2) "Studio A" Control Room Monitor Speakers from the famed original Electric Lady Studios built on New York City's West 8th Street (52 W.8th Street) by Jimi Hendrix in 1968.

Two Senior Monitor Speakers, Altec studio monitors c. 1970, serial #'s: 182 and 189. Each 28" x 41" x 20". Working when last used years ago.

For more than a decade, following Jimi's untimely death in 1970, the Electric Lady Studios lay dormant. Purchased by Hal Selby, by 1984 the Studios started again to function. Tom M. was given the task to oversee the rebuilding at Electronic Modernization.

Although Hendrix's original Control Room Monitor Speakers were being reinstalled, and although they still worked, they were eventually put aside to be replaced by the most modern equipment. Restoring the Studios was very much a "labor of love" for Tom, and so when it became evident that the historic Control Room Monitor Speakers were not going to be put to use, he asked for and received the speakers from Mr. Selby.

Years later the Experience Music Project, created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and now known as the Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP, borrowed the two Studio A Control Room Speakers from Tom M. The Museum played them for several years alongside the original Control Room Consoles from the legendary Studios.

Used by Jimi Hendrix, these speakers were almost certainly also used by other legendary musicians including Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and David Bowie, all of whom recorded at Electric Lady Studios. The Electric Lady Studios in recent years has been the setting for recordings made by U2, Kanye West, and Lady Gaga. Understandably, these must be considered amongst the most significant speakers in rock history.

This is an online only sale. Items may be viewed upon appointment in New York City.

Notice to bidders: More detailed condition reports and additional photographs are available by request. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in excellent condition. Please message us through the online bidding platform or call Guernsey's at 212-794-2280 to request a more thorough condition report.
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Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Control Room Monitors

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Sep 21, 2022
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Starting Price $10,000
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0030: Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Control Room Monitors
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Est. $30,000 - $40,000Starting Price $10,000
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Lot 0030 Details
Description
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Original pair (2) "Studio A" Control Room Monitor Speakers from the famed original Electric Lady Studios built on New York City's West 8th Street (52 W.8th Street) by Jimi Hendrix in 1968.

Two Senior Monitor Speakers, Altec studio monitors c. 1970, serial #'s: 182 and 189. Each 28" x 41" x 20". Working when last used years ago.

For more than a decade, following Jimi's untimely death in 1970, the Electric Lady Studios lay dormant. Purchased by Hal Selby, by 1984 the Studios started again to function. Tom M. was given the task to oversee the rebuilding at Electronic Modernization.

Although Hendrix's original Control Room Monitor Speakers were being reinstalled, and although they still worked, they were eventually put aside to be replaced by the most modern equipment. Restoring the Studios was very much a "labor of love" for Tom, and so when it became evident that the historic Control Room Monitor Speakers were not going to be put to use, he asked for and received the speakers from Mr. Selby.

Years later the Experience Music Project, created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and now known as the Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP, borrowed the two Studio A Control Room Speakers from Tom M. The Museum played them for several years alongside the original Control Room Consoles from the legendary Studios.

Used by Jimi Hendrix, these speakers were almost certainly also used by other legendary musicians including Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and David Bowie, all of whom recorded at Electric Lady Studios. The Electric Lady Studios in recent years has been the setting for recordings made by U2, Kanye West, and Lady Gaga. Understandably, these must be considered amongst the most significant speakers in rock history.

This is an online only sale. Items may be viewed upon appointment in New York City.

Notice to bidders: More detailed condition reports and additional photographs are available by request. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in excellent condition. Please message us through the online bidding platform or call Guernsey's at 212-794-2280 to request a more thorough condition report.
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