Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Electric GuitarSKU: F4580230X-P
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With his unmistakable, distinctive sound and his truly eccentric, innovative playing techniques and style, Jimi Hendrix has changed the world of electrified rock 'n' roll as we know it. From his unforgettable performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in '67 that put him on the map in the U.S. to his groundbreaking, psychedelic rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock in '69, Hendrix's performances are by far the most legendary and memorable in the history of rock 'n' roll. Whether he was playing with his teeth, playing behind his back, or smashing and setting his guitar on fire, Jimi Hendrix was seldom seen without his upside-down Fender Stratocaster. Even after his untimely passing, Jimi Hendrix remains one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
Paying homage to the psychedelic rock legend that popularized the Stratocaster and his iconic "flipped-over" Strat models, the Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster brings the Voodoo Chile's signature tone, feel and style into the hands of today's players. This outstanding signature model dishes out all of the vintage Strat tones that you could ever want, plus it boasts an array of distinctive features and signature appointments that pay tribute to Jimi's unique "flipped-over" Strats.
As a left-handed player, Jimi would to flip over his right-handed guitars and restring them to accommodate his left-handed playing, which resulted in a "reverse" headstock and reverse-slanted bridge pickup. These two unique features are faithfully replicated on this Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster model. The "reverse" headstock results in a longer string length for the bass strings, which gives the guitar a tighter playing feel as well as easier bending and vibratos on the treble strings. A set of American Vintage '65 single-coil pickups feature a reverse-slant bridge pickup, which gives this Strat a distinctive tone with a tight, warm sound and enhanced harmonics and definition up in the treble range. Honoring Hendrix's unrivaled legacy, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster sports a large '70s-style headstock featuring Jimi's instantly recognizable signature on the back along with a distinctive neck plate that bears Hendrix's silhouette along with the engraved inscription, "Authentic Hendrix".
Other features include an alder body, a superbly playable 9.5"-radius "C"-shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets for comfy chording and extreme bending without fretting out, modern 5-way switching, aged white plastic parts, and nickel/chrome vintage-style hardware. Available in your choice of iconic Olympic White or Black finish options. Includes protective gig bag.
With the highly-anticipated release of the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster, it's never been a better time to get experienced and unleash your own "electric sky church" music!
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- Feels Great
- looks cool
- Sounds Great
- The neck
- Looks Better In Person
- No hardshell case
- Blues and rock
I am an experienced player. I have 5 electric guitars including a Gibson Les Paul Jr. It is hard to say what is the better sounding guitar. The start has a little hiss but it just ads to the character of the sound. the 65 pickups are fantastic. Since they are lower output pickups these sound great playing funk and blues along with rock.
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Number Of Frets 21 Scale Length 25.5" Nut Width 1.650" Neck Shape "C" Fingerboard Radius 9.5" Body Style Double Cutaway Neck Type Bolt On Neck Wood Maple Fingerboard Maple Body Wood Alder Pickup Configuration S-S-S Bridge Pickup American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat Neck Pickup American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat Bridge Type 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Tuning Machines Vintage Style Orientation Right-Handed Case/Bag Included Yes Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag Series Artist Model Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.