The Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster honours the legendary Hendrix who popularised the Stratocaster guitar and its incredible sonic flexibility. Full of incendiary vintage tone and classic style, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster produces the same fiery tone and playing feel to wield as your own. This extraordinary instrument features signature touches and unique appointments that are based on Hendrix's distinctive ''flipped-over'' guitars. Commemorating Jimi's unrivaled legacy, the large 70's-style headstock bears the guitarist's signature on the rear, while a unique neck plate displays a shoulder-up silhouette of the man himself and an engraved inscription ''Authentic Hendrix'', leaving no doubt as to the inspiration behind this guitar.
Product Ref: 64665
The foundation of Hendrix's uniquely personal sound and playing style was due to his habit of flipping his guitars over and restringing them to accommodate his left-handed playing style, resulting in a ''reverse'' headstock and bridge pickup - features reproduced on this model in exacting detail.
The ''reverse'' headstock produces a longer string length for bass strings, creating a tighter playing feel along with easier bending and vibrato on the treble strings. A trio of unsurpassed American Vintage '65 single coil pickups including a reverse-slant bridge pickup, providing uniquely inspiring tone with tight warm sound with both enhanced upper harmonics and definition. The highly versatile 9.5'' radius C-shaped Maple neck with medium jumbo frets offers a flatter playing surface, ideal for chords while simultaneously allowing you to bend notes during scorching solos. Experience the true Hendrix playing style and tone with this unique signature model.
Born in 1942, Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in history; The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as ''arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music''. After moving to England in late 1966 and being discovered by Linda Keith, within months Hendrix had earned three top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: ''Hey Joe'', ''Purple Haze'' and ''The Wind Cries Mary''.