Monday, 27 January 2014

1980s Schecter Jimi Hendrix Strat
If - as the eBay seller claims - this Schecter Jimi Hendrix Strat was made in the 1980s, then it predates Fender's Voodoo Strat by at least a decade what with its upside-down headstock and reverse angled bridge pickup (to make it sound that bit more Hendrix-y!). It's a really cool looking Strat finished all in black. I guess the use of the "Jimi Hendrix" name on the scratchplate was unauthorised. The seller says that these guitars were only in production for something like six months because of the legal issues surrounding the use of the Hendrix name.

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $1,500.

G L Wilson

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  1. I remember those. Andy Taylor, of all people, endorsed them.

  2. I remember ads for this in the US guitar mags in 1985. It was endorsed by Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, of all people.

    1. Yes, I was trying to remember if he played one of these. I seem to recall him having a Strat with a reverse headstock, and didn't it feauture the Japanese flag on it somewhere too?

  3. Technically,as Gavin said ,the only interest is the "reverse" slanted bridge pickup just to give more "beefee" sound to the 3 treble strings and precision to the 3 bass strings. Reverse headstock is just a matter of fashion that comes and goes that's to say nothing serious.A little bit "pricey" for such an instrument even if it's in mint condition and plays well.

  4. I have a white version of the same guitar. Bought it back in the 80's. I replaced the cheesy pickguard with a plain white one. It also has a maple neck. I replaced the stock pickups with "Texas Specials." It looks like the guitar that Jimi played at Woodstock, and it's not for sale, it's my #1 guitar. It screams. I've already had it refretted once, and looks like I will need to replace the frets again in the not too distant future.



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