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.
Other specifications include:
Series: Custom Artist Color: Olympic White Body Shape: Stratocaster® Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material: Maple Neck Shape: 66 Strat Oval "C" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo String Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted Headstock: Large '60s Style Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Engraved Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: Maple Position Inlays: Black Dots Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil '69 Strat® Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Single Coil Strat® Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Single Coil Strat® Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup) Pickup 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 Pickup Configuration: SSS Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo Orientation: Right-Hand Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell Control Knobs: Vintage White Switch Tips: Vintage White Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity 7 lbs 13 oz #VC0232
For more information about the Fender Custom Shop Voodoo Child Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic, please contact us.