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Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster, Maple Fingerboard, Black
- Brand: Fender
Honoring 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.
Serial Number: MX15639348
Production Year: 2015
Weight (Instrument Only): 8 lbs, 0.1 oz.
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Honoring 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-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 unsurpassed American Vintage '65 single-coil pickups includes a reverse-slant bridge pickup, producing uniquely inspiring tone with tight, warm sound and 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 chording while simultaneously allowing you to bend notes to the stratosphere during scorching solos.
Commemorating Hendrix's unrivaled legacy, the large '70s-style headstock bears the guitarist's signature on the rear. A unique neck plate displays a shoulders-up silhouette of the man himself and the engraved inscription, "Authentic Hendrix," leaving no doubt as to the inspiration behind this guitar. Available in classic Olympic White or Black, both with chrome hardware and including a gig bag, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is your chance to unleash your own "electric sky church" music.
- 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
Mirroring Hendrix’s penchant for playing right-handed guitars flipped over, the reverse ’70s-style headstock on this guitar alters the relative length of the strings—creating a unique playing feel while adding more snap to the treble strings.
REVERSE BRIDGE PICKUP
In an especially authentic touch, the single-coil bridge pickup on this signature model is mounted with a reverse slant, generating warm sound with enhanced upper harmonics and definition on the bass strings while adding girth to the treble strings.
The venerable legacy of Hendrix is commemorated in this instrument’s reversed headstock, complete with Hendrix's signature.
ENGRAVED NECK PLATE
This signature Stratocaster model features a special neck plate engraved with a shoulders-up silhouette of Hendrix and an "Authentic Hendrix" inscription.
To get the pure electric tone that is an elemental part of Hendrix’ legacy, we’ve equipped his signature model with three reverse-mounted American Vintage ‘65 single-coil Stratocaster pickups. This reverses the pole piece stagger, subtly changing the string-to-string volume balance for authentic Hendrix-style tone.
9.5" FINGERBOARD RADIUS
This instrument’s 9.5" radius is slightly flatter than a vintage-style radius—offering enough arc to provide a naturally comfortable fret-hand feel while making it easier to bend notes.
Body FinishGloss Polyester
Neck FinishGloss Polyester
Neck Shape"C" Shape
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets21
Fret SizeMedium Jumbo
Nut MaterialSynthetic Bone
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Position InlaysBlack Dot
Bridge PickupAmerican Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Middle PickupAmerican Vintage '65 Gray Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Neck PickupAmerican Vintage '65 Gray Bottom Single-Coil Strat
ControlsMaster Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Switching5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Bridge6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Control KnobsAged White Plastic
Switch TipAged White
StringsFender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Other FeaturesReverse Headstock, Reverse Angled Bridge Pickup, Jimi Hendrix Signature on Back of Headstock, Engraved Neck Plate with Jimi Hendrix Likeness, Aged White Pickup Covers, Control Knobs and Switch Tip, Single "Wing" String Tree
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Case/Gig BagDeluxe Gig Bag
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