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It’s the one that players have been begging for and dreaming of for years. Fender has just unveiled the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster and it’s heading this way! .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.

AFTER HENDRIX SANG THE LAST WORDS AND DISPLAYED HIS FULL ARSENAL OF GUITAR WIZARDRY—PLAYING BEHIND HIS BACK, WITH HIS TEETH—HE HAD ONE TRICK LEFT. HENDRIX TURNED TO HIS AMPS AND SCRAPED THE GUITAR AGAINST THE SPEAKER CABINETS FOR MAXIMUM FEEDBACK.

“This is for everyone,” he said just before spraying something on the guitar. Jimi bent down to kiss the instrument and then tossed a lit match to elicit flames from the prone Strat. Like a disciple worshiping at an altar, Hendrix knelt before the blazing guitar as the audience stared agape watching him smash it to pieces.

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 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.

To celebrate Jimi Hendrix’s iconic Monterey Pop Festival performance, where Jimi sacrificed his iconic hand-painted Stratocaster in a blaze of glory, Fender has created the limited-edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster. Vintage-inspired single coil Stratocaster pickups come together with a “C” shaped maple neck and vintage-correct 7.25″ radius pau ferro fingerboard to recreate the vintage magic of the original, while the iconic “Monterey” finish pays homage to the original hand-painted iconic instrument. While the original may have gone up in smoke, the all new Limited-Edition Jimi Monterey Stratocaster makes this amazing moment in rock n’ roll history available to our exceptional customers. The Wildwood Team was thrilled the moment that these phenomenal instruments were announced, and we couldn’t be happier to present them to you,
Model Aritst Series Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster
Amp: Friedman Smallbox 50

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.
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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 we’ve 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.

This is a new series of videos from Bluesmannus Custom Shop.
Part nine of a DIY project, the making of a custom stratocaster in the style of Jimi’s Monterey Pop Strat.
In this video I Demo the guitar, playing Little Wing (SRV version)