Few moments in modern music have become as iconic as Jimi setting his hand-painted Strat ablaze 50 years ago at the Monterey Pop Festival. To celebrate that legendary performance, Fender has created the limited edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster! While the original guitar lives on in film, pictures and memories, this incredible recreation can be enjoyed in the hands of any Hendrix fan for years to come!
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 inch-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 we’ve 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.