News: Fender announces Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

Fender has just released the new Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster. The new Hendrix Strat comes in Black or Olympic White and also features a reversed headstock and bridge pickup to really give you the 'Hendrix' vibe.

Official info & specs below:

Honoring the electrifying player who catapulted the Stratocaster guitar and its tremendous sonic flexibility into a new orbit, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is full of incendiary tone and classic style. This extraordinary instrument features reverse engineering and classic appointments based on his distinctive flipped-over guitars.

The scarcity of left-handed Stratocaster guitars in the late 1960s required Jimi to flip over right-handed guitars and restring them to suit his southpaw approach. The resulting “reverse” headstock and angled bridge pickup gave Jimi’s Stratocaster a unique tonal response and a distinctive look.

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These custom features have been incorporated into the new Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster for the right-handed masses. The 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 a 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.

Commemorating Jimi Hendrix’s unrivaled legacy, the large ’70s-style headstock bears the guitarist’s signature on the back. A unique neck plate displays a shoulders-up silhouette of the man himself, leaving no doubt as to the inspiration behind this guitar.

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Available in classic Black or Olympic White, both with chrome hardware and including a gig bag, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster allows guitarists to experiment from Jimi’s altered axis point-of-view and unleash their own music.

Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster
Price: RRP £689,00
Series: Artist Signature
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5″ (241 mm) Radius
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
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)
Hardware: Chrome
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.