Guitar virtuoso and innovator: 80 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix picked up a guitar for the first time at the age of 16. Having mastered the basics very quickly, the young guitarist played for days on end, exploring the possibilities of the instrument. By the age of 27, his discography already included 350 records. Music critics note that Hendrix was able to discover new possibilities of the electric guitar and expand the sound of the instrument. In 2009, the rock musician was named the greatest guitarist of all time by The Time.