Fender presents a new Stratocaster that is available as a Limited Edition for 2017 only. This new Strat is a tribute to the instrument Jimi Hendrix played at the 1967 Monterey festival. Prior to this legendary performance, Jimi had embellished his Fiesta Red Fender Stratocaster himself, using nail polish and white spray paint.
The new Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster features the same flower power design as Jimi’s original Monterey guitar. It has an authentic Hendrix neck plate and his signature can be found on the back of the headstock.
Jimi’s Monterey performance didn’t end well for the original instrument, since Hendrix decided to set it on fire before smashing it and throwing the pieces into the audience.