See What Jimi Hendrix Estate Said Ex Earth, Wind, & Fire Member Stole?

Posted On : October 19, 2015

jimi-hendrix-guitar-2Hmmm, so somebody stole something?!? Well according to Jimi Hendrix’s estate, they want a $1 million dollar guitar stolen by an ex-Earth, Wind, and Fire member.

Before you start giving the side-eye to Verdine of Earth, Wind, & Fire it wasn’t him who was accused of stealing the guitar. According to court documents the company in charge of Jimi Hendrix’s estate, Experience Hendrix LLC, are claiming that the person who has the guitar doesn’t have the rights to own the legendary musician’s guitar.

Sheldon Reynolds is the ex-husband of Hendrix’s adopeted sister, (Janie Hendrix), and he was a former member of Earth, Wind, and Fire, and he is the one who apparrently got his hands on the guitar. How he was able to get the guitar is the question of the day, as the estate claims it was stolen. The Black Widow acoustic guitar, owned by Hendrix at the time of his death in 1970, has been valued at $750,000 to $1 million, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

Sheldon Reynolds with Maurice White and Phillip Bailey of EARTH WIND & FIRE
Sheldon Reynolds with Maurice White and Phillip Bailey of EARTH, WIND, & FIRE


“The guitar is priceless to our family,” Janie, who is CEO of Experience Hendrix, said.

“It is one of the few guitars that came home after Jimi passed away. We just want our guitar returned safely and back where it belongs.”

Harvey Moltz of Rainbow Guitars now has the guitar, and he claims he is the rightful owner as he purchased the guitar from Sheldon Reynolds. Moltz has an attorney, and his attorney claims his client bought the guitar lawfully and that he has “no interest in acquiring or retaining stolen property”. We’ll see how this all plays out and there isn’t word from Sheldon Reynolds about how he got the guitar.