Jimi Hendrix, Prince guitars up for auction

An acoustic guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix for more than three years is expected to sell for more than £80,000 (S$144,508) at auction in London.

LONDON (REUTERS) - A rare guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix for three years is one of a number of items set to go on auction as part of Bonham's annual entertainment sale on Thursday (Dec 15).

The Epiphone acoustic guitar, which Hendrix purchased second-hand for $25 in New York City, is expected to sell between £80,000-120,000 (S$145,000-217,000).

Other items on auction include a custom-made cloud guitar used on tour by Prince in 1993, expected to sell for £25,000-30,000, a flamboyant jacket worn on stage by Rolling Stone Keith Richard in 1967, rare Beatles self-portrait caricatures signed by the band and a Bosendorfer piano played by Queen's Freddie Mercury at Wessex studios.