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Fender Custom Shop Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child Stratocaster, White, SN VC0585

James Marshall Hendrix - the ultimate guitar innovator. An incredibly lucid left-handed player who wielded a re-strung right handed-guitar and rewrote the vocabulary of contemporary guitar playing. The unique tone provided by turning a Stratocaster upside-down perfectly complimented his idiosyncratic style and inventive technique, which in turn influenced Jimi's writing and recording approach in a magically synergistic relationship that birthed a legend, and changed the face of popular music forever.

The Voodoo Child Strat recreates the three essential elements of Hendrix’s unique configuration; most noticeable is the reversed headstock, which lengthens the distance between the nut and low-E string for a tighter playing feel, and shortens the distance between the nut and the high-E for easier bending and vibrato. Secondly, the trio of left-handed hand-wound Custom Shop ’69 Strat single-coil pickups reverse the pole piece placement, creating inspiring tone with enhanced upper harmonics and definition. And finally, reversing the angle of the bridge pickup gives it the same orientation as a left-handed Strat strung upside down - thus changing the harmonic content it receives.

Other features include a two-piece select alder body, Journeyman Relic nitro finish, tinted maple neck with ’65 Strat “Oval C”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, 5-way switching, vintage wiring, 3-ply Eggshell pickguard, American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and wing string tree.

Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

The Voodoo Child Strat is your chance to stand up next to a mountain and directly experience the tone and vital configuration of Jimi's guitars - recreated for right-handed players.

What Fender say:

A Fender Custom Shop instrument is extraordinary. You know it when you play one, it’s definitely more than the sum of its parts. It’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that add a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, alive with the spirit of the place where it was built and the devotion of those who crafted it. The Custom Shop is home to Fender’s most skilled and talented builders. It’s a bustling, noisy and creatively volcanic place that re-earns its nickname "The Dream Factory" every day. Custom Shop builders are completely dedicated to their art, part craftsman, part artist, part music fan and, more often than not, part mad scientist. They’re the best at what they do, and they pour all of their passion, hard-earned knowledge and skill into every instrument they build. It’s no ordinary place, and the creations that come from it are no ordinary instruments.

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  • Jake Black


    One word. Amazing.

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