Fender Jimi Hendrix Strat Olympic White £739
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 without fear of fretting out 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.
Series: Artist Signature
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple, “C” Shape
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5″ (241 mm) Radius
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
String Nut: Micarta, 1.650″ (42 mm)
Pickups: American Vintage ’65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat (Bridge, Middle, and Neck)
Pickup Switching: 5-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
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Tuning Keys: Vintage-Style
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Strings: Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Reverse Headstock, Reverse Angled Bridge Pickup, Jimi Hendrix Signature On Back Of Headstock, Engraved Neck Plate With Jimi Hendrix Likeness