The Stratocaster is undoubtedly one of the most icon guitars, if not one of the most iconic instruments of contemporary music. This fame is due to the Stratocasters versatility, timeless aesthetic and the rock legends that have wielded this instrument. To most Jimi Hendrix, who is regarded as one of the most influential guitarists in history, is forever remembered pioneering rock with his Fender Stratocaster. In reverence this “Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster” is appointed with unique features to match his left-handed playing style on a right-handed Stratocaster.
These features include:
- A Reversed Headstock
- American Vintage 65 Pickups with reverse-slant single-coil bridge pickups
- Pickups mounted in reverse
- 9.5 Inch Radius C shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets
The reversed headstock changes the tension on the strings with greater relative length on the low E string creating a greater “snap” on the treble strings. The pickups being mounted in a reversed position reorients the pole piece hights creating a distinctive volume and tone to each string. This is in combination with the reverse slanted bridge pickup that produces a warmer tone on the treble strings and more pronounced tone to the bass strings. With these modifications it is certain that this Stratocaster will provide an authentic Hendrix sound and playability to those searching for this classic.
In addition to these features, to give veneration to Hendrix himself this Stratocaster features Hendrix’s signature printed on the back of its headstock and Hendrix’s silhouette engraved into the neck plate.