Yes, Jimi Hendrix typically played a Fender Stratocaster.
In the bigger picture, though, Jimi was All Things Guitar.
In that spirit, what could be better, on Wednesday, the 43rd anniversary of his passing, than a Taylor Guitars Road Show event at New London's lovely Spindrift Guitars shop?
From 7 to 9 p.m., Grammy award-winning guitarist Wayne Johnson (Manhattan Transfer, Rickie Lee Jones, Natalie Cole and Bette Midler) will be on hand, along with other reps from Taylor. Guitar Heads and like-minded Music Folks are invited to hang out, chat, exchange info and ideas and - who knows? - perhaps perform an en masse Taylor guitars rendition of "Hey Baby (Land of the New Rising Sun)" in Jimi's memory.
- RICK KOSTER
Taylor Guitars Road Show, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Spindrift Guitars, 107 State St., New London; free; (860) 444-2112, spindriftguitars.com.