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Open-Box Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

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Honoring the electrifying "Voodoo Chile" who popularized the Stratocaster guitar and its tremendous sonic flexibility, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster ...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) The foundation of Hendrix's uniquely personal sound.

Honoring the electrifying "Voodoo Chile" who popularized the Stratocaster guitar and its tremendous sonic flexibility, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster gives you the same fiery tone and playing feel to wield as your own. Full of incendiary vintage tone and classic style, this extraordinary instrument features signature touches and unique appointments based on his distinctive flipped-over guitars.

The foundation of Hendrix's uniquely personal sound and playing style was his habit of flipping his guitars over and restringing them to accommodate his left-handed playing, resulting in a reverse headstock and bridge pickup features reproduced here in exacting detail. The reverse headstock 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 without fear of fretting out during scorching solos. Commemorating Hendrix's unrivaled legacy, the large '70s-style headstock 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, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is your chance to unleash your own electric sky church music.

FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C standard
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SSS
Neck: American Vintage '65
Middle: American Vintage '65
Bridge: American Vintage '65
Brand: Fender
Active or passive: 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: Vintage-style
Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Reverse Headstock, Reverse Angled Bridge Pickup, Jimi Hendrix Signature On Back Of Headstock, Engraved Neck Plate With Jimi Hendrix Likeness
Case: Fender Electric Gig Bag
Accessories: Truss-rod tool
Country of origin: Mexico

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FenderJimi Hendrix Stratocaster
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (12)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

JIMI HENDRIX! Need I Say More... Great Guitar!!!

This thing is AWESOME! The reverse headstock besides looking cool it makes the high strings so easy and fast to play and allows effortless vibrato. It also causes the low strings to have a...Read complete review

This thing is AWESOME! The reverse headstock besides looking cool it makes the high strings so easy and fast to play and allows effortless vibrato. It also causes the low strings to have a tight punch making it perfect for blues or Rock&Roll to name a few. Everytime I play it I am able to channel Jimi. I went in to this thinking I would have to change tuners and pickups based on tons of research. But these pickups sound KILLER. Yes they have true vintage cycle hum so you'll need a noise suppressor or noise gate for live shows. The tuners also work great. I added some Elixir Polywebs and strap locks and cant put it down. You can get anything for Hendrix to Clapton, Beck, Trower, Gilmour, Blackmore etc. GET IT!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's okay, but not great

I've been a Jimi Hendrix fan for years, so when this instrument came available I just had to have one.

It's a fun instrument to play, and produces some very nice...Read complete review

I've been a Jimi Hendrix fan for years, so when this instrument came available I just had to have one.

It's a fun instrument to play, and produces some very nice Hendrix tones. It's not exactly how I would have designed a Hendrix model Strat (I won't go into a lengthy explanation), but it's a good MIM instrument with an okay price tag.

My only big complaint is that the low "E" string jumps out of the nut slot when you're playing aggressively. The low E string nut slot on the guitar that I purchased is very shallow, so a new nut should fix the problem (or perhaps lower the string tree for more tension). I shouldn't have to replace a nut on a brand new instrument, so in my book this particular guitar that I purchased is a fail. As it is, until I replace the nut I won't be gigging with this guitar, the E string jumps out of the slot to often.

It also produces a little crackly noise when your pick hand brushes across the pickguard, but that's part of the Fender - single coil vibe.

I really like the finish. It's very shiny and reminiscent of the finish on the first Strat I purchased in the early 70's.

That's about it... I like the instrument, but it's not my favorite Stratocaster that I own.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

By Edgar Forti

from Bronx N.Y.

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • wide neck, 880 at 1st. fret, 990 at 12 fret.

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

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

Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

This could easily be your #1 guitar. Just like any new guitar, you have to adjust to your style.
As we all know the tone comes from your fingers. So if you want to play like Hendrix................
YOU NEED A LOT OF PRACTICE AND PATIENCE!!!!. Anyway, the guitar has a great tone acoustically. plugged in your favorite amp.and you'll be very impressed on the sound of the pickups, very 60's tone.
the neck is very wide and comfortable. If you have small fingers it'll take a little adjustment. But this guitar is so well made you won't be able to put it down. The medium jumbo frets are well polished and there is no fret-out or buzz.The tremolo works perfect just make sure you stretch the string and lubricate the nut with pencil graphite or some kind of nut lubricator,the neck is reversed and feels a little strange but like everything else you'll get used to it in a jiffy.I own a lot of guitars Fender, Charvel, Gibson , ESP, James Tyler, well what I mean is that I know what I'm saying. Made in Mexico Fender Artist guitars, are as good as the U.S made guitars period!!!!. Musician's Friend is the best buy you can get. You won't regret it.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jimi would have been proud

By Jinx623

from Westcheter, NY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Love that reverse Headstock!
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

    I have read some negative reviews about this guitar, but, as for me , it is one of the best strats I own(I have 130 guitars, including 13 strats. I love the way it plays, sounds (with those "65 pu's), and the black finish
    and reverse headstock make a head turner. I think it's an all around winner of an instrument, the kind you pick up to play and suddenly two hours have gone by and it seems like minutes. FL

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender gets it right.

    By ToneMonkey

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Pickup configuration makes it unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

      The reverse slant of the treble pickup makes too much sense. A more full-bodied wide open treble without making your teeth hurt. Conversely, the available treble on the lower strings gives it more definition. It just gives me more reasonable tonal availability. I love the neck finish and radius. The reverse headstock allows for better lower string vibratos due to less string tension. This guitar is logical, and quite frankly, is an inspiration to play. (I've been playing for over 50 years.)

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      It's okay, but not great

      By Mark

      from Alaska

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Strat tone
      • Nice gloss polyester finish on neck and body

      Cons

      • Crackly noise when fingers rub on pickgaurd
      • Poorly cut nut

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

      I've been a Jimi Hendrix fan for years, so when this instrument came available I just had to have one.

      It's a fun instrument to play, and produces some very nice Hendrix tones. It's not exactly how I would have designed a Hendrix model Strat (I won't go into a lengthy explanation), but it's a good MIM instrument with an okay price tag.

      My only big complaint is that the low "E" string jumps out of the nut slot when you're playing aggressively. The low E string nut slot on the guitar that I purchased is very shallow, so a new nut should fix the problem (or perhaps lower the string tree for more tension). I shouldn't have to replace a nut on a brand new instrument, so in my book this particular guitar that I purchased is a fail. As it is, until I replace the nut I won't be gigging with this guitar, the E string jumps out of the slot to often.

      It also produces a little crackly noise when your pick hand brushes across the pickguard, but that's part of the Fender - single coil vibe.

      I really like the finish. It's very shiny and reminiscent of the finish on the first Strat I purchased in the early 70's.

      That's about it... I like the instrument, but it's not my favorite Stratocaster that I own.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great mim guitar

      By spotmfd

      from Miami, Florida

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

      I bought one of these from another website, as musician's friend did not have any for sale that day. This is a great MIM guitar. It plays great and the vintage 65 pickups give you that Hendrix strat sound. I prefer that the body is a regular right handed strat with reversed headstock and bridge pickup. You buy this guitar to have the Jimi Hendrix look, sound and signature on guitar at an affordable price. Does it sound and play as good as my custom shop stratocaster or Don Grosh strat no not even close. But for its price its a great guitar

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      JIMI HENDRIX! Need I Say More... Great Guitar!!!

      By Dave The Music Man

      from Dallas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

        This thing is AWESOME! The reverse headstock besides looking cool it makes the high strings so easy and fast to play and allows effortless vibrato. It also causes the low strings to have a tight punch making it perfect for blues or Rock&Roll to name a few. Everytime I play it I am able to channel Jimi. I went in to this thinking I would have to change tuners and pickups based on tons of research. But these pickups sound KILLER. Yes they have true vintage cycle hum so you'll need a noise suppressor or noise gate for live shows. The tuners also work great. I added some Elixir Polywebs and strap locks and cant put it down. You can get anything for Hendrix to Clapton, Beck, Trower, Gilmour, Blackmore etc. GET IT!!!!

        (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Really disappointing cheap guitar.

        By ElectricSoul

        from The world

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good Looks

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

        I tried this guitar today at a music store, i cannot tell you how disappointing it was for me. Ive always venerated 60s and 70s Fenders they really feel and sound awesome, this guitar is none. Total lack of Sustain and even for a Strat wich tells of a really bad wood selection and poor construction. Neck is a really modern thing, way too flat and poorly done, it just feels cheap... not even an attempt to replicate the original neck Hendrix used, wich has to be rounder and chunkier especially if u plan bending like Hendrix... And to set the nail in the coffin, Pickups are dead sounding, its flat and lifeless, even standard Mexicans from early 2000s do way better... Maybe if this guitar was priced at half the price i would think its a fair buy... Fender is ruining itself with these lifeless overpriced guitars....U compare this to an Sg Faded and ull see what i mean....

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar.

        By Ron

        from Coos Bay Oregon

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Nice weight.
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

          Got this guitar yesterday, it was everything I thought it would be. This is my first Stratocaster. I look forward to playing it a lot.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Have you ever been Experienced?

          By Clutchpak

          from SC

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

            Great sound! Jimi's tone was in his fingers, but this sounds and plays great. The set up was spot on for me out of the box. The pick ups have a nice tone through all selections. I have been a Hendrix nut since before I can remember. I had to have it and would buy it again. The only thing I disagree with is the bridge, The SRV strat rocks a lefty bridge. It would have been a nice touch on this one to. Beautiful Stratocaster all around.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Classic Stratocaster Tones

            By Whtstrat 77

            from Troy NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

              Not only Jimi tones but i hear Ritchie Blackmore..,Jeff Beck,David Gilmore,Joe Walsh and all the best players from the 70's to present....this guitar has lots of attitude, just stretch the strings in good before using the whammy bar.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simply awesome

              By Michael

              from California, Mo

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

              This instrument is awesome. Fantastic look and finish, plays smooth, and the tone is amazing.

              (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Getting There

              By Ben

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

                The true root of Jimi Hendrix's sound was in his fingers and playing style. No guitar will ever emulate that, it's about the player. As for the guitar, expect the same quality out of this as you would any other made in mexico stratocaster (because it is one). Getting as close as you can to Jimi's guitar would entail finding a mid 60's standard strat or a vintage american reissue '65, then getting the 'wrong' left/right configuration and flipping it.

                I like the tweaks they made to this guitar to replicate Jimi's setup. One BIG modification that isn't included is the top whammy bar orientation (rather than bottom). That would have been really cool!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great MIM strat

                By FictitiousFreedom

                from WV

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

                  I bought this guitar at my local music shop a little less than two months ago, i was in the market for a MIA strat and after playing 5 or 6 MIAs i picked this guitar up. Im not going to lie, there was one MIA deluxe i played that i enjoyed playing a little more than this guitar but the only thing i liked more was the satin finish on the neck but there was a huge price difference.

                  I felt i may had made a mistake at first but after playing this guitar a few hours a day i can honestly say i made the right choice, this guitar is great. Its a really unique vintage style strat, i usually play as flat of a radius as i can find so 7.5 is outta the question but i love vintage strat sounds for blues. The vintage trem stays in tune really well once broken in even when wailing on it.

                  I usually dont go for artist style guitars, i love hendrix but that is not why i bought this guitar. If you are looking for an accurate Hendrix style strat than just buy a lefty vintage strat and flip it but if your looking for a unique great sounding strat this is a very viable option.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I bought it as sson as I saw it!

                  By Dangerous Curves

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster:

                    I bought this in white with the maple neck. I have the exact color combination in an American standard strat but as soon as I saw this version I had to have it. I can't say that it feels or sounds much different from the standard right hand but I wanted it anyway and enjoy playing it. I keep thinking if I buy one more piece of equipment the same or similar to what Jimi used that maybe I would sound like him but so far after almost 50 years I still haven't found that elusive part of the puzzle.

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