Fender releases new Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster
Fender has released a new Jimi Hendrix signature Stratocaster.
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 American Vintage ’65 single-coil pickups includes a reverse-slant bridge pickup, producing a tight, warm sound and enhanced upper harmonics and definition. The 9.5”-radius “C”-shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets offers a flatter playing surface—said to be ideal for chording while simultaneously allowing you to bend notes to the stratosphere during solos.
- 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-sting volume balance
- 9.5”-radius “C”-shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets
- Includes a deluxe gig bag
Part of Fender's Artist Series, this new model is available in classic Olympic White or Black (both with chrome hardware) and includes a gig bag. The Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster has an MSRP of $899.99 and can be discovered in details at Fender's website.
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