Fender is keeping our love of their late-60s style guitars going with this gently used 2018 Voodoo Child Strat. The combo of a 66 Oval C neck carve and 6105 frets is irresistible and the hand-wired '69 pickups sound fantastic - all the position 4 Jimi tones you could ever want are here in spades.
What really makes this guitar hep and "not your average Strat" are the reversed bridge pickup and headstock. We've explored the reverse pickup idea in our Grosh NOS "Linhof" style builds - the idea coming from Jimi himself. Basically, since Jimi played a righty guitar lefty, the pickup orientation was flipped. Some think this is part of the magic behind his incredible tone as the pickup was angled closer to the bridge on the lower strings - creating better clarity - and positioned further away from the bridge on the upper strings, creating a rounder / warmer treble response.
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.
Condition: Excellent. Other than a little (very) light fret wear, this guitar is in as-new condition (it's a relic).
Whether buying as a fan of Jimi or not, this is a fantastic Strat. Priced with hardshell case.
- 2 piece Alder body
- Olympic White
- Plain grain Maple neck, reverse headstock
- Round laminate maple fingerboard
- 9.5" radius
- 1.65" nut width
- 66 Oval C neck carve, .81-.96
- 6105 frets, 21
- Handwired 69 Stratocaster pickups, bridge pickup reversed
- 3-ply pickguard, eggshell
- Volume, tone, tone, 5-way
- American Vintage Strat bridge
- Hendrix Voodoo neck plate
- Hardshell case, CoA, case candy
- SN VC0098