FENDER JIMI HENDRIX MONTEREY STRATOCASTER
It’s been 50 years since Jimi Hendrix took the world by storm with his incredible Monterey Pop Festival performance, which he concluded with the sacrificial burning of his now-iconic hand-painted Stratocaster.
Destroyed during the fiery culmination of his set, this one-of-a-kind guitar survived only in photos and film. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this milestone in music history, Fender has created the limited-edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster.
A trio of single-coil Stratocaster pickups give this Strat its classic Fender sound — bell-like and articulate, it has plenty of singing sustain for soloing. The “C”-shaped maple neck bears a vintage-style 7.25″-radius maple 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 expression. Other period-correct touches include the vintage-style tuning machines, strap buttons, tremelo arm and dual-wing string trees.
An incredible and very limited edition homage to Hendrix’s spectacular Strat . . . right down to the hand painted nail polish artwork that burned its way into our memories. As a special touch Fender has added an exclusive etched Hendrix neck plate. Carrying on the same free-spirited, psychedelic vibe of the original and indeed Hendrix himself, the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster is sure to set your music ablaze.
FENDER JIMI HENDRIX MONTEREY STRATOCASTER SPECIFICATIONS
- Series: Artist
- Fender Part Number (MPN): 0144953340
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Lacquer
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: “C” Shape
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Lacquer
- Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″R (184.1mmR)
- Frets: 21, Vintage
- Position Inlays: Aged White Dots
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Pickguard: Printed Monterey Artwork
- Pickups: Fender Vintage Style Single Coil Pickups (Bridge/Middle/Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck
- Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
- Control Knobs: White Plastic
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010 – .046″)
- Gig Bag: Deluxe Fender Gig Bag