From Fender – “Honouring the electrifying “Voodoo Chile” who popularized the Stratocaster guitar and its tremendous sonic flexibility, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster gives you the same fiery tone and playing feel to wield as your own. Full of incendiary vintage tone and classic style, this extraordinary instrument features signature touches and unique appointments based on his distinctive “flipped-over” guitars.”
The foundation of Hendrix’s uniquely personal sound and playing style was his habit of flipping his guitars over and restringing them to accommodate his left-handed playing, resulting in a “reverse” headstock and bridge pickup slant – features reproduced here in exacting detail. The “reverse” headstock produces a longer string length for the bass strings, creating a tighter playing feel along with easier bending and vibrato on the treble strings. A trio of American Vintage ’65 single-coil pickups includes a reverse-slant bridge pickup, producing a unique tone with a tight, warmer sound and enhanced upper harmonics and definition. The 9.5″ radius C-shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets offers a flatter playing surface, which is great for chording and offers a super easy platform for string bending in solos.
The larger ’70s-style headstock bears Hendix’s signature on the rear. A unique neck plate displays a shoulders-up silhouette of the man himself and the engraved inscription, “Authentic Hendrix,” leaves no doubt as to who was the inspiration behind this guitar.
- Reverse headstock with signature on rear
- Special neck plate with silhouette and engraved “Authentic Hendrix” inscription
- American Vintage ’65 pickups with reverse-slant single-coil bridge pickup
- Reverse-mounted pickups creates reverse pole piece stagger for subtly changed string-to-string volume balance
- 9.5”-radius “C”-shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets
- Includes a deluxe gig bag
- Alder body
- Modern 5-way switching
- Aged white plastic parts
- Nickel & chrome vintage-style hardware
- Iconic Olympic White finish
This is a very cool guitar. Even apart from the Hendrix influence, this one stands its ground as a mighty good player – capable of fulfilling its duty in any challenge you might want to put to it. This is a top end Mexo strat – quality USA-made parts assembled offshore, but with a fit & finish to challenge the best. If you put the right components together in the right way, it doesn’t actually matter where the build takes place.
It is in as-new, showroom condition. Apart from a few very light pick swirls on the guard, there is not a mark or blemish anywhere. It has barely been played, and has likely never left the house.
These Hendrix Artist Series Strats have a RRP of around $2000. So this one is a super steal for a virtually new guitar at way less than a new price.
These usually come in a Fender gig bag, but a bonus with this one is its CNB hard shell in new condition.