Posted on by Walter Bryant

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 created the limited-edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster.

The guitar's body art is an homage to Hendrix's hand-painted original, giving fans, players and collectors the chance to own a modern classic, and features single-coil Stratocaster pickups that evoke the sound and style of classic Fender guitars from the ’60s. The '60's-style neck has a comfortable "C"-shaped profile, sculpted to impart a vintage-style playing feel. This model also sports a Fender vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with six saddles. You'll also find a custom neck plate featuring an engraved image of Hendrix as well as Hendrix's signature on the rear of the headstock.

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Notable Features:

Limited-edition Monterey artwork
60s "C"-shaped maple neck; 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard
Three single-coil Stratocaster pickups
Vintage-style six-saddle synchronized tremolo bridge
Custom neck plate; signature on rear of headstock