Today, Fender officially launched the model, which is based on the guitar Hendrix used during his Monterey Pop Festival performance, which he concluded with the sacrificial burning of the hand-painted Stratocaster.
Fender created the model to honor the 50th anniversary of that iconic performance, which permanently altered the course of rock music.
The guitar is equipped with a trio of vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster pickups and a “C”-shaped maple neck, which bears a vintage-style 7.25”-radius pau ferro 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 expressions.
An homage to Hendrix’s spectacular Strat, right down to the hand-painted nail-polish artwork, the guitar also features an exclusive etched Hendrix neck plate.
The Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster's street price is $899.99 and is available now.
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