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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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