Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster
By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | October 11, 2018
The Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey is a limited run of Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocasters which tonally and stylistically recreate an authentic Jimi Hendrix Experience.
It’s been 50 years since Jimi Hendrix took the world by storm with his incredible Monterey Pop Festival performance. At that performance, one of the most iconic moments in music history was born; Jimi set fire to his hand-painted Stratocaster.
At that moment, Jimi may have lost a guitar, but the world gained something so much more. Now, thanks to Fender, you can own a replica of Jimi’s hand-painted guitar.
“To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this milestone in music history, we created the limited-edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster.”
Honouring the electrifying “Voodoo Chile” who popularised the Stratocaster guitar and its tremendous sonic flexibility, the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster gives you the same fiery tone, and playing feel to wield as your own. Full of incendiary vintage tone and classic style, this extraordinary instrument is ideal for anyone who is trying to catch some nostalgia.
What Made Hendrix Great?
What is it that made Jimi Hendrix so influential? What is it about the man that decades after he died he is still consistently voted as the most influential Strat player of all time?
Hendrix is one of the guys who brought the guitar into the light. There were other players at the time who could, from a technical perspective, play just as well as Hendrix, but he had a flare that was unmatched at the time.
More than that, Hendrix incorporated a vast majority of different playing styles in his music. He could jump from R&B to blues effortlessly. With a majority of players at the time, you could listen to one or two of their songs and get a good idea of what they were about, but with Hendrix, you would need to listen to his entire body of work to fully understand what he was about.
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