Fender 2015 Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Olympic White USA Strat Pickups 53598
This is a 2015 Fender Jimi Hendrix Artist Series Stratocaster, made in Mexico, in Olympic White. It has the reverse headstock and Jimi's signature on the back of the headstock. Also a commemorative neck plate with Jimi's image. Absolutely great guitar that has its own sound due to the different angle of the pickups and different string length compared to a normal Strat. These come equipped with American Vintage '65 Strat pickups for great tone.
This one is in nice condition. Has a few small marks, including a paint crack at the neck joint. Frets are good with some mild fret wear under the high strings but still plays great. Weight is 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Comes with tremolo bar but no case or rear tremolo cover. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
A Strat to Sound Like Jimi!
Fender's Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster offers features of his flipped-over guitars in a great-playing instrument for today's Hendrix devotees. The reverse neck and headstock not only nail the look of Jimi's famed Strats but flips the string length of the lower strings for more power and easier bending of the higher strings. The reverse bridge pickup adds a unique vibe to your tones, with a tight, warm sound. And modern features such as a 9.5" fretboard radius and C-shape neck offer effortless playability.
Debuting in 2015, the Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is part of the Fender Artist Series and offers custom modifications to capture the unique characteristics of Jimi's Olympic White Stratocaster that he played at Woodstock in 1969. Most notably featuring a reversed headstock and reverse-angle bridge pickup, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster maintains a non-reversed pickguard and controls for ease of use. The Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster also features classic vintage touches, such as a C profile neck with a flat fingerboard for better note bending, Fender American Vintage '65 single-coil pickups for that classic tone, and either Olympic White or Black finishes with a neckplate featuring a silhouette of Jimi Hendrix himself. Jimi's idiosyncratic use of traditional music gear was a staple of his sound, and those tone-bending unusual features are available in this model.
Reverse headstock offers far more than looks!
Not many players have cut such an iconic stage presence as Jimi Hendrix and his flipped-over Stratocasters. But the look of that reversed headstock brought Jimi way more than an identifiable look. It increased string length to the low strings, which adds tension to the string, giving you a more pronounced tone and a tighter feel. And the shorter string length of the higher strings lightens the string tension for easier bending. That's why if you want to nail Jimi's vibe, you need a Strat like his.
Classic Hendrix Strat tones via a reversed bridge pickup-
The American Vintage '65 single-coil pickups on the Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster get you closer to his sound. The vintage-style construction ensures you'll hear a clear output, with plenty of Strat chime. But it's the reverse bridge pickup design that sets this trio of pickups apart. By flipping his guitars over, Jimi tilted the pickup in the opposite way from most Strats. By offering you the same construction, you'll attain tight, warm sounds, with enhanced upper harmonics.
Modern neck dimensions for playing ease!
The maple neck on the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster carries a modern fretboard radius of 9.5". This flatter design allows for much wider string bends than a vintage fretboard. It also works much better with the 6-saddle, vintage-style tremolo. And the neck's C-shape sits comfortably in your hand. It's thin enough for fast fretwork and Jimi-style thumb-over technique, but also substantial enough for comfortable chording. You'll get the best of Jimi's prized guitars with the features of today's great playing Fenders.
Series: Artist Signature
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm) Radius
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
String Nut: Micarta, 1.650" (42 mm)
Pickups: American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat (Bridge, Middle, and 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)
Tuning Keys: Vintage-Style
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Strings: Fender USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Reverse Headstock, Reverse Angled Bridge Pickup, Jimi Hendrix
Signature On Back Of Headstock, Engraved Neck Plate With Jimi Hendrix Likeness