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Fender Custom Shop Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child Signature Stratocaster NOS Maple Olympic White


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SN: VC0280
Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz

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, NOS 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.


Fingerboard Material: Maple

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)

Headstock: Large '60s Style

Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Material: Flat Sawn Maple

Neck Shape: 66 Strat Oval "C"

Neck Thickness: 1st - .810"; 12th - .965"

Neck Thickness 12th Fret: .965"

Number of Frets: 21

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays: Black Dot

String Nut: Bone

Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust

Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted


Body: 2-Piece Select Alder

Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder

Body Shape: Stratocaster®


Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

Bridge Mounting: 6-Screw Vintage-Style

Control Knobs: Vintage White

Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Engraved

Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell

Pickup Covers: Vintage White

Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style

String Trees: Single Wing with Nylon Spacer

Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406

Switch Tip: Vintage White

Tremolo Arm: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm

Tremolo Block: Cold Rolled Steel

Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style


Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat® Single-Coil

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat® Single-Coil

Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat® Single-Coil

Pickup Configuration: SSS

Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup


Included Accessories

Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity