Says the Wikipedia scribe: “In mid-1958, at age 15, Hendrix acquired his first acoustic guitar, for $5.”
Did you ever ponder what Jimi Hendrix would have sounded like, as the young folks say, unplugged? Apparently there exists about seven minutes of footage of Hendrix doing Hendrix on an acoustic guitar, and, well, it’s Hendrix, and that’s about all you need to know. Quality is, all things considered, not bad at all.
There’s a properly electrified version of “Hear My Train a-Comin'” on the new Both Sides of the Sky compilation, but, simple 12-bar blues that it is, it works just as well without an amp in sight.