For your consideration is a 1st year, USA-made 1997 Fender Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Stratocaster in good cosmetic and perfect working condition with an included vintage ’60s Fender hardshell case. This guitar shows some honest playwear including dings, scratches and scuffs as seen in pics, with most of the wear on the top and bottom of the lower bout where the right arm rests and where the guitar would rest on the right leg.The are some finish cracks, with the most noticeable on the top from the tremolo to the back strap button as seen in pics.There was a strap button installed on the treble horn at some point that has left a hole. We would rate this guitar a 7.0 out of 10 condition.The guitar plays like a dream and sounds wonderful.Fret life is good.The bar is not included.Included is a vintage Fender hardshell case in good condition structurally with the two latches needing repair. The middle latch and handle are in good shape as is the exterior and interior.We felt this case fit the mojo of this cool instrument and will protect it as well. Please see below for details and specs:Introducing Fender’s new VooDoo Strat ($1,300 with case, strap, and white coil cord), which, through a miracle of guitar-design dyslexia, makes it possible for right-handed players to groove on the distinctive sonic elements of a flipped-over Strat — but without the ergonomic bummers. The VooDoo gives you the reversed headstock, opposite bridge-pickup slant, and reverse-staggered polepieces of an upside-down guitar, but everything else — contoured body, controls, trem bridge, and string order — is purely right-handed.Reversed elements aside, the U.S.-made VooDoo replicates most of the standard features of a ’68 Strat, right down to the all-important “transitional” logo (which is right side up). In all regards, this is a very nicely made guitar. The large frets are well shaped and polished, the Olympic White finish is glass-smooth (as is the clear coat on the tinted-maple neck), and the cleanly beveled, three-layer pickguard fits snugly. Departures from stock specs include a laser-engraved image of Hendrix on the chromed neck plate and a 5-way pickup selector. The VooDoo played exceptionally, and it stayed in tune extremely well under heavy trem action. One side benefit of the reversed headstock arrangement is that your left hand is able to access the tuners from a more natural position — it’s something you have to feel in order to fully appreciate.Sonic VoodooThe VooDoo definitely sounded quite different from any conventionally set-up Fender Strat we compared it to. The VooDoo’s treble strings bend with a Gibson-like silkiness, and they sound richer and more buttery when strummed acoustically. The bass strings feel tighter and snappier, and produce noticeably more acoustic twang. Playing the VooDoo through a variety of amps (including a Matchless Chieftain, a Vox AC15, and a Fender Bassman reissue) also highlighted its superior top-to-bottom string balance. The reversed polepiece stagger is somewhat akin to lowering the bass side of the pickups and raising the treble side (hence the improved string balance), but the effect is far more dramatic.Obviously, some real sonic magic occurs in the interaction between the VooDoo’s pickups and the radical changes in string tension, but what matters is that the VooDoo produces sweeter highs, snappier, more energized upper-mids, and better-defined bass frequencies. You can really hear this on the bridge pickup, but even the phasoidal, “in-between” sounds of selector positions 2 and 4 are astonishingly deeper and cluckier.Mythic GreatnessFar from being just another commemorative Stratocaster, the VooDoo is a hot-rodded instrument that goes a long way toward providing the “Holy Grail” tone elements of fatter highs, growlier mids, and twangier lows sought by hardcore Strat players. This no-jive guitar is an especially cool tribute to Hendrix, not only because of its enticing sonic flavors, but because it’s essentially a custom ax for the price of a production model. Now, if Fender would just make it in a left-handed version . . . We feel we have represented any flaws with pictures and description but please call/text for an in-hand description(530-521-9280) and ask any questions or send a message with your questions or for higher res pics. Shipping will be $50 FedEx Ground or Home Delivery, fully insured and with Indirect Signature Confirmation unless otherwise requested, and packed with extreme care, in the continental US. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE but please email for a quote before bidding. We can add Ebay’s Global Shipping option to the listing upon request. We accept PayPal as well as credit card payments through our shop as preferred payment. Please call/text (530)521-9280 with any questions or visit us on Facebook at The Guitar Place Chico. Please check our feedback and bid with confidence. Ask any questions. Thanks for looking! The Guitar Place in Chico takes credit card payments over the phone. Please feel free to call us with any questions: (530)892-2157 _gsrx_vers_526 (GS 6.6.6 (526))
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