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Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster

In 2017, Fender commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival by reissuing a piece or rock history. The year 1967 was known as the “Summer of Love” as it marked the peak year of the Hippie subculture. A year later, the tide of the Vietnam War would turn from the Tet Offensive, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy would be assassinated, and Richard Nixon would be elected. At Monterey Pop, Hendrix amazed the world with guitar sounds and showmanship. For his last number, a cover of “Wild Thing,” he brought out a hand-painted Fender Stratocaster. The floral design had been painted on in nail polish enamel. After several minutes of radical sonic exploration, Jimi set the guitar on fire as it howled with feedback. The Fender reissue has the same floral design that graced the original. It includes Jimi's likeness on the neck plate and his signature on the back of the headstock. It’s an attractive guitar and a great piece of rock memorabilia. It's on eBay currentl