Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®


Model #: 1508692805
Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White

More about Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®

As an avowed Stratocaster fanatic, Jimi Hendrix had many examples pass through his hands. One in particular stood out to him, eventually being graced with a name—Izabella—inspiring the song of the same title. This guitar’s most famous appearance was during his August 18th, 1969 performance at Woodstock, which featured his incendiary rendition of ‘Star Spangled Banner’. The artisans at the Fender Custom Shop have recreated this iconic instrument in painstaking detail—even down to the scratches and dings—leaving no (third) stone unturned in their quest for accuracy. We’re proud to present the result: the Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster, a representation of the way the Olympic White Stratocaster looked when he strapped it on that Monday morning at Yasgur’s farm and serenaded the rising sun, backed by Gypsy Sun and The Rainbows, bringing his brand of “electric church music” to the masses.

Purchased at Manny’s Music in NYC in ’68, this guitar (Serial Number 240981) was slightly modified to reflect Hendrix’ needs as a left-handed player, including being drilled for a strap button on the lower horn—a modification we reproduced here. This model is period-correct, from the stripeless “‘60s Oval C”-shaped maple neck with a 7.25”-radius round-lam maple fingerboard, bearing 21 vintage-style frets. The period-accurate 3-ply Parchment pickguard is loaded with a trio of hand-wound ’69 Strat® pickups tied together with vintage-style wiring and a 3-way pickup switch. Other features include vintage-style “F” tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, custom strap, custom headband, coiled cable, commemorative booklet and Certificate of Authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White
Model Number: 1508692805
Series: Custom Artist
Color: Aged Olympic White

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Flat Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: '60s "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Headstock: Large '60s Style
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat® Single-Coil
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Closet Classic
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Switch Tips: Vintage White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Custom Strap, Custom Headband, Coil Cable, Booklet, Certificate of Authenticity