- Artist Signature Series - Jimi Hendrix model
- Alder body
- Maple Neck
- C-Neck profile
- Maple fretboard
- 9.5 "Radius
- 21 Medium jumbo frets
- Scale: 648 mm
- Micarta saddle
- Pickups: 3 American Vintage 65 single coils
- 5-Way switch
- Synchronised tremolo
- White "aged" plastic parts
- Reversed headstock
- Jimi Hendrix signature rear headstock
- Strings: Fender 250R .010 - .046 (Art 104112)
- Colour: Olympic White
- Gigbag included
Jimi Hendrix was a well-known Stratocaster player, so it's no wonder that this pioneer of Rock music has been awarded an artist signature model by Fender. But what makes this Stratocaster different from other Stratocasters? Hendrix was left-handed but, unable to get his hands on a left-handed guitar, simply turned a regular Stratocaster upside down and strung it the other way around. In homage to this legendary player, Fender has given his signature model a reversed headstock to more closely resemble Jimi's "upside down" Strat, and the pickups have also been flipped around by 180°.
Like most Stratocasters, the Fender Jimi Hendrix Strat features an alder body with a bolt-on maple neck and Fender's characteristic long scale length. The three American Vintage single coil pickups are governed by the standard combination of a five-way selector switch, a single volume control, and two tone controls. However, they have been flipped around in order to recreate the magnetic imbalance Hendrix made when he strung his guitar in reverse. The Jimi Hendrix Strat is made in Mexico to the same high standards of quality that everyone associates with Fender, and it features an Olympic White finish and aged plastic parts.
Typical Stratocaster with extras
The Fender Jimi Hendrix Strat is obviously the weapon of choice for devotees of the icon after whom it is named, but it also has some interesting features for Stratocaster fans in general. It goes without saying that the reverse look and the combination of an Olympic White finish and aged hardware make it a real eye-catcher, and the American Vintage pickups will meet even professional standards. What is more, this guitar can compete with Fender's US-made models in terms of its craftsmanship. So if you want a typical Stratocaster sound with a twist or simply want to pay tribute to your hero, this is the guitar for you.
Fender is without doubt one of the most legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturers of all time. The company was founded in 1946 by its namesake Leo Fender († 1991), whose innovative ideas brought a breath of fresh air into the musical world. His Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, and Jazz Bass are not only classics – they also continue to shape the styles of musicians in countless genres to this day. Timeless Fender amplifier models such as the Bassman, Twin, Deluxe, and Princeton also enjoy a stellar reputation. Besides maintaining its classic product portfolio, however, the company is also constantly developing new products that make Fender a driving force in today’s music industry.
A timeless signature guitar
With the Jimi Hendrix Strat, Fender has not only succeeded in creating a worthy memorial to the master of Rock music but has also developed a fully-fledged and exciting new Stratocaster that will not only find favour with Hendrix fans. This model gives players a professional-level instrument that is made for the big stage and comes at a reasonable price. The vintage look and the elegant Olympic White finish are the proverbial icing on the cake for this timeless signature guitar.
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