Man 'torches' guitar, gets burned

Dec. 30, 2004 at 3:30 PM
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GREENSBURG, Pa., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Greensburg, Pa., man trying to emulate rocker Jimi Hendrix burned his lower legs when he set his guitar ablaze in his apartment.

David Kemerer, 43, was taken to Westmoreland Regional Hospital for treatment, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Thursday.

Kemerer appeared to be intoxicated when he told officers he "was torching" his guitar.

City firefighters said the blaze at Kemerer's apartment caused minor damage and was confined to the living room.

Hendrix made news when he pulled a similar stunt with his hand-painted Stratocaster at the 1967 Monteray Pop festival. Hendrix, however, was not burned.

Topics: Jimi Hendrix
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