Fender pays tribute to Woodstock with Jimi Hendrix ‘Izabella’ Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition ‘Izabella’ Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster
(Image credit: Fender)

Fender is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a recreation of the Stratocaster electric guitar Jimi Hendrix played on the festival’s hallowed stage, the Custom Shop Limited Edition ‘Izabella’ Stratocaster.

Hendrix’s original ‘Izabella’ was a 1968 model with ‘big’ Strat headstock purchased at Manny’s Music in New York City. This recreation aims to recapture all the features of the original, with an Olympic White alder body, three-ply Parchment pickguard and flatsawn maple ’60s C-shaped neck.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.