If you fancy a little taste of Hendrix the new Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster may be for you.
It is not really what one might exactly call an authentic Hendrix Strat (due to the fact it is a right handed model with a reverse head-stock and bridge pickup angle), but it certainly gets you in the ball park of the guitars Jimi played, the Olympic white below for instance is a nod to the guitar he used at Woodstock in ’69.
Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White
Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
“The reverse head-stock produces a longer string length for the bass strings, creating a tighter playing feel along with easier bending and vibrato on the treble strings. A trio of unsurpassed American Vintage ’65 single-coil pickups includes a reverse-slant bridge pickup, producing uniquely inspiring tone with tight, warm sound and enhanced upper harmonics and definition.
The highly versatile 9.5”-radius “C”-shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets offers a flatter playing surface—ideal for chording while simultaneously allowing you to bend notes to the stratosphere during scorching solos.
Commemorating Hendrix’s unrivaled legacy, the large ’70s-style head-stock bears the guitarist’s signature on the rear. A unique neck plate displays a shoulders-up silhouette of the man himself and the engraved inscription, “Authentic Hendrix,” leaving no doubt as to the inspiration behind this guitar.
Available in classic Olympic White or Black, both with chrome hardware and including a gig bag.”
Check the Fender website for more info.