Very Limited Supply! As an avowed Stratocaster fanatic, Jimi Hendrix had many examples pass through
his hands. One in particular stood out to him, eventually being graced with a name—
Izabella—inspiring the song of the same title. This guitar’s most famous appearance
was during his August 18th, 1969 performance at Woodstock, which featured his
incendiary rendition of ‘Star Spangled Banner’. The artisans at the Fender Custom
Shop have recreated this iconic instrument in painstaking detail—even down to the
scratches and dings—leaving no (third) stone unturned in their quest for accuracy.
We’re proud to present the result: the Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster, a
representation of the way the Olympic White Stratocaster looked when he strapped
it on that Monday morning at Yasgur’s farm and serenaded the rising sun, backed
by Gypsy Sun and The Rainbows, bringing his brand of “electric church music” to the
Purchased at Manny’s Music in NYC in ’68, this guitar (Serial Number 240981)was
slightly modified to reflect Hendrix’ needs as a left-handed player, including being
drilled for a strap button on the lower horn—a modification we reproduced here.
This model is period-correct, from the stripeless “‘60s Oval C”-shaped maple neck
with a 7.25”-radius round-lam maple fingerboard, bearing 21 vintage-style frets. The
period-accurate 3-ply Parchment pickguard is loaded with a trio of hand-wound ’69
Strat® pickups tied together with vintage-style wiring and a 3-way pickup switch.
Other features include vintage-style “F” tuning machines, bone nut and wing string
Includes deluxe hardshell case, custom strap, custom headband, coiled cable,
commemorative booklet and Certificate of Authenticity.