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Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster Electric Guitar Custom Graphic

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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 sacr...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 12-08-2017

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this milestone in music history.

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.

A trio of single-coil Stratocaster pickups give this Strat its classic Fender sound—bell-like and articulate, it has plenty of singing sustain for soloing. The “C”-shaped maple neck bears a vintage-style 7.25 in.-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-sized frets for a playing feel just like the original. The six-screw synchronized tremolo is perfect for unleashing dive-bombs and other sonic expression. Other period-correct touches include the vintage-style tuning machines, strap buttons, trem arm and dual-wing string trees.

An homage to Hendrix’s spectacular Strat—right down to the hand-painted nail-polish artwork that burned its way into our memories—and as a special touch Fender added an exclusive etched Hendrix neck plate. Carrying on the same free-spirited, psychedelic vibe of the original, and indeed Hendrix himself, the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster is sure to set your music ablaze. Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Pau Ferro
  • Radius: 7.25 in.
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Vintage-style single-coil Strat
  • Middle: Vintage-style single-coil Strat
  • Bridge: Vintage-style single-coil Strat
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics, Monterey artwork 
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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FenderJimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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4.0

Very Nice Guita

By Ronnie

from Southaven, MS

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Nice paint and finish on this guitar. The neck feels good but I'm not sold on the Pau Ferro wood fret board. Might take some time to get used too. The set up was pretty bad out of the box but that's not unusual. Spent Saturday morning doing a full set up and then playing and tweaking the neck relief and saddle height. Overall I'm fairly happy with my purchase.

 
5.0

Winner

By Dash

from South central Mars

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    The best strat I have ever owned
    Plays like the strats from the old days fender has done a great job on this guitar

     
    5.0

    Coolest Strat For The Money

    By REM

    from Southaven, MS

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Very nice guitar overall. Not sure about the fret board. It feel very dry to the touch. I much prefer rosewood. I'll get the lemon oil out and see if I can hydrate the fret board. Should play better then. Set up was not good at all, but that's to be expected. I pent an afternoon tweaking everything to my liking.The finish on the body, neck, and head stock is perfect, no complaints there. The electronics seem to be fine. No noisy pots or switches. Just your typical single coil hum, and not much of that really. I plan on going through and shielding all the pickup routs and see if I can reduce the hum a little more. But everything is pretty good as is. The pickups sound good, nice tone, but I'm thinking about swapping them out with Seymour Duncan Jimi Hendrix pickups.
      Overall, this is a very good guitar for the money and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a Stratocaster. A friend of mine has already ordered his!

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