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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster in Olympic White

Based on Jimi's "Star Spangled Banner" Woodstock Strat - Only 250 Pieces Available Worldwide!

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Elliot Stent

Jimi Hendrix, the most legendary name in the guitar world. 50 years since his passing, Fender has paid homage to the iconic Seattle-born rocker with a Custom Shop Stratocaster based on "Izabella" - the guitar that Jimi famously played during his iconic rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock '69.

A Genuine Recreation

Limited to just 250 pieces worldwide, the Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster boasts a relic'd nitrocellulose finish that has been recreated with incredible accuracy; almost every ding and scratch mirrors the original.

Featuring time-honoured hardware appointments and specs, the Custom Shop Hendrix Strat is equipped with a set of hand-wound ‘69 Strat single-coil pickups that harness the essential Hendrix sound. A period-correct stripeless “‘60s Oval C”-shaped maple neck with a 7.25”-radius round-lam Maple fingerboard offers a comfortable vintage feel too.

The Story Behind "Izabella"

Hendrix originally purchased "Izabella" at Manny’s Music in New York in 1968. This guitar was slightly modified to reflect Hendrix’ needs as a left-handed player, including a strap button installed on the lower horn - a feature reproduced by Fender's Custom Shop. Jimi later used the instrument at Woodstock, where he played his heavily-distorted rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" allegedly as an anti-war protest.

Additional Features

Other features include vintage-style “F”-stamped tuning machines, a genuine bone nut and wing string tree. This faithful recreation of "Izabella" also includes a deluxe hardshell case, custom strap, custom headband, coiled cable, commemorative booklet and Certificate of Authenticity.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Material: Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

  • Neck: Flat Sawn Maple, ‘60s “C”
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25” (184.1 mm)
  • Frets: 21, Vintage Style
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots
  • Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)

Hardware

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

Electronics

  • Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘69 Strat Single-Coils
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046 Gauges
  • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell
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