Garland had later stored the instrument at his parents garage in Hove, East Sussex, where his nephew found it last year. "The owner had forgotten he had it. When he found it he thought, 'Bloody hell, I remember what that is.' He thought it might be worth £10,000," the Sun quoted rock memorabilia expert Ted Owen as saying.
The guitar, which made history at the Finsbury Astoria, North London, was one of several Hendrix burned and will be auctioned at the Idea Generation Gallery, East London, in September. Other lots include Jim Morrison's last notebook and a song-sheet of USA For Africa's 'We are the World' signed by Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan.