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, we 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, trem arm and dual-wing string trees.
An homage to Hendrix’s spectacular Strat—right down to the hand-painted nail-polish artwork that burned its way into our memories—and as a special touch Fender have 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.
Body Material Alder Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane Body Shape Stratocaster® Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Gloss Polyurethane Neck Shape "C" Shape Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro Fingerboard Radius 7.25" (184.1 mm) Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Vintage Nut Material Synthetic Bone Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Aged White Dot Truss Rod Standard Bridge Pickup Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat Neck Pickup Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle 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 Configuration SSS Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines Vintage-Style Pickguard Printed Monterey Artwork Control Knobs White Plastic Switch Tip White Neck Plate 4-Bolt Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag