Jimi Hendrix was the original guitar hero, he took electric guitar playing into a different stratosphere and remains to this day, one of the most important guitar players ever. The Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster is an inspired tribute to that famous night in '67 when Jimi Hendrix became the stuff of legend.
After pushing himself to the absolute limits at the Monterey Pop Festival, Jimi, hand painted Strat in hand declared, "This is for everyone" before performing a sacrificial burning of his Fender amidst a wall of brutal Marshall feedback. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic show, Fender have recreated Jimi's famous hand painted Strat.
The traditional Alder Strat body features limited edition Monterey artwork, inspired by Hendrix own hand painted design, it really captures the vibe of the late '60s. The '60s C shape maple neck has a 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale length and a crisp Pau Ferro fingerboard. It's a great neck and perfect for tearing through Jimi's greatest tracks. With a custom Hendrix neckplate and Hendrix signature on the headstock, it's a real collectors piece.
Loaded with a trio of Vintage style Single Coil pickups, you get a great range of tonal variation, classic Strat spank and bite. Complete with a deluxe Fender gigbag, this is a great tribute to possibly the finest player to ever hit the stage.