1968 Fender Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child Signature Stratocaster Custom Shop Journeyman Relic, Olympic White 2018
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In Excellent Condition! Hardly played, extra Pickguard, all tags and case candy!
#079 is the Custom Shop Show Catalogue Number that this guitar was featured in. VC0081 is the serial number on the certificate and guitar.
Jimi Hendrix was the quintessential innovator of modern music. A left-handed player who wielded a right handed-guitar, he rewrote the vocabulary of contemporary guitarists with the fiery tone of his “upside-down”, reverse-strung instrument. The sounds he created with his Strat® informed his inventive technique—and in turn his songwriting—in a synergistic relationship that birthed a legend. The Voodoo Child Strat is your chance to directly experience the tone and essential configuration of his guitars, recreated for right-handed players by the artisans of the Fender Custom Shop.
The Voodoo Child Strat takes a multi-faceted approach to recreating the elements of Hendrix’s unique configuration, the most obvious being the reversed headstock. Reversing the headstock lengthens the distance between the nut and low-E string for a tighter playing feel, simultaneously shortening the distance between the nut and the high-E for easier bending and vibrato. 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. Reversing the angle of the bridge pickup gives it the same orientation as a left-handed Strat strung upside down, giving you all the elements of the Hendrix sound and feel for your own.
Other features include a two-piece select alder body, Journeyman Relic nitrocellulose lacquer 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.
NECK MATERIAL Maple NECK FINISH Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer NECK SHAPE 66 Strat Oval “C” FINGERBOARD RADIUS 9.5″ (241 mm) FINGERBOARD MATERIAL Maple NUMBER OF FRETS 21 FRET SIZE 6105 Narrow Tall NUT WIDTH 1.650″ (42 mm) POSITION INLAYS Black Dot TRUSS ROD NUT Vintage-Style Slotted HEADSTOCK Large ’60s Style NECK PLATE 4-Bolt Engraved