Fender Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)
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It's been 50 years since Jimi Hendrix took the world by storm with his incredible Monterey Pop Festival performance, which he concluded with the sacrificial burning of his now-iconic hand-painted Stratocaster. Destroyed during the fiery culmination of his set, this one-of-a-kind guitar survived only in photos and film. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this milestone in music history, Fender has created the limited-edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster.
A trio of single-coil Stratocaster pickups give this Strat its classic Fender sound -- bell-like and articulate, it has plenty of singing sustain for soloing. The "C"-shaped maple neck bears a vintage-style 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-sized frets for a playing feel just like the original. The six-screw synchronized tremolo is perfect for unleashing dive-bombs and other sonic expression. Other period-correct touches include the vintage-style tuning machines, strap buttons, trem arm and dual-wing string trees.
An homage to Hendrix's spectacular Strat -- right down to the hand-painted nail-polish artwork that burned its way into our memories. And as a special touch Fender has added an exclusive etched Hendrix neck plate. Carrying on the same free-spirited, psychedelic vibe of the original, and indeed Hendrix himself, the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster is sure to set your music ablaze.
Reviews From Buyers
I have wanted this guitar cloned for nearly 50 years. Fender's street date for this was August 15th the 50th Anniversary of the first day of Woodstock here I'm getting it on the day that Jimi played his set at Woodstock (Monday morning 7:30) 48 years ago today.
Fender announced this guitar in June at the summer Namm show in Nashville. Since 1967 was the Summer of Love and the summer Jimi played Monterey and is the actual 50th anniversary it seems that a street release date would have matched the Monterey show date.
Either way ordering it and getting it on the Woodstock anniversary is still to me very cool.
The guitar bay the way, is 100% AWESOME ! Finish is outstanding and the fretboard wood looks like Brazilian rosewood (which of course it is not, but still beautiful). It is one sweet guitar.
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