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. Find the tone you've been chasing for years with Fender's Jimi Hendrix Strat.
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 flattering 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.
Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Features:
- Stratocaster with Hendrix-inspired appointments
- Reverse headstock optimizes string tension
- American Vintage '65 pickups offer clear single-coil tone
- Reverse bridge pickup enhances upper harmonics
- 9.5" fretboard radius is great for string bending
- C-shape neck is extremely comfortable