Coming off the release of their Woodstock accessories collection, Fender has gone one step further by dropping the new limited edition Hendrix Stratocaster.
Those with any form of interest in the guitar world will be familiar with Jimi Hendrix’s historic 1969 Woodstock performance and his groundbreaking rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. The image of his white fringed suit, and iconic flipped Strat has remained etched onto our brains since its debut.
Fender gives us a beautiful slice of history with the nostalgic new Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster in celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary.
The new model aims to replicate Hendrix’s own ’68 model, even down to the scratches and dings. Of all the Strats played by Hendrix, this pearly white one stood out to him, eventually being graced with a name—Izabella. To honour Hendrix’s legacy and the to mark Woodstock’s tremendous milestone Fender has given us the best in vintage hardware with this latest reissue.
It boasts three custom, hand wound ’69 single coil pickups, wired to a traditional three-way blade switch and an American Vintage synchronised tremolo system. Other features include an alder body with a two piece maple neck and a big chunky headstock, three ply parchment pickguard, as well as 21 vintage-style frets and a beautiful set of “F” type tuning machines.
This all comes paired with a deluxe hardshell case, custom strap, headband, coiled cable, commemorative booklet and certificate of authenticity.
Those looking to get a closer look at Hendrix’s Custom Shop Stratocaster can do so here.
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