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PSA: Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster $599 free shipping/no tax

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by vid1900, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    On sale until midnight Sunday, Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster $599 free shipping/no tax, so about $300 less that GC or SA. Adorama is an authorized Fender dealer, 2 year warranty.

    • Limited-edition Monterey artwork
    • 60s "C"-shaped maple neck; 7.25"-radius Pau Ferro fingerboard
    • Three single-coil Stratocaster pickups
    • Vintage-style six-saddle synchronized tremolo bridge
    • Custom neck plate; signature on rear of headstock

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    https://www.adorama.com/fe144953340...t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905
     
  2. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    Wow! Great deal on a cool Strat.
     
  3. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    That is a surprise. Still not very interested in the model, but that is a good deal.
    Everybody who paid good money for that model must be a little peeved now.
     
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  4. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    It was on sale a few months ago from another vendor for $699, so you just have to be patient enough not to pay list price.
     
  5. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

    747
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    IMO it’s priced appropriately at $600. At full price you pay a $300 premium for screen-printed graphics and a reversed bridge pickup on what is otherwise a $600 Standard. I think that’s a poor value.

    Edit: Just my perspective. If you want one, it’s definitely the best price you’ll find.
     
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  6. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    I had my Sweetwater rep looking for a lightweight version of this guitar since the release. No luck on that front. Oh well............ got enough guitars anyway. :whistling:

    It’s certainly got an interesting vibe. :thumb:

    Hope some Strat-talkers grab this on sale. Post up some pics.
     
  7. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    FWIW it says it has vintage style pickups too. So that may justify 100 bucks over regular mim standard price.
     
  8. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

    747
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    It's hard to say what they are. I've dug through the specs and numerous reviews and the only term used is "vintage-style." No one seems to have opened up one of these guitars to see what's in it. A review said they averaged 5.5 KOhm each.

    Ok. Found something. @Antigua says they're alnico 5.

    http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/fender-jimi-hendrix-monterey-strat.456559/
     
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  9. Chasy

    Chasy Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    453
    Jun 7, 2018
    Danbury CT
    Need to knock another 100 off for a refin OR throw in a can of lighter fluid. Either one would be a deal clincher for sure.
     
  10. Class A Knob

    Class A Knob Strat-O-Master

    631
    Nov 25, 2017
    California
    Agreed. I'm surprised Fender doesn't have a MIA or CIJ version (same graphics but higher end vintage pickups and better build quality in general)
     
  11. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

    747
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    Fender doesn't have a better/pricier versions of this one, but has produced plenty of others now and in the past. Here are 2 current examples:

    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/elect...ter/jimi-hendrix-stratocaster/0145802305.html

    http://www.fendercustomshop.com/ser...neyman-relic-maple-fingerboard-olympic-white/
     
  12. Mr Hockey

    Mr Hockey Strat-Talker

    158
    Aug 20, 2014
    Kennesaw , GA
    That's a cool looking guitar. It's priced right too!
     
  13. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

    Oh by the way the monterey does not have the reversed bridge. IT is just the same as any other right handed strat.
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  14. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    I’d need another $150-200 less for the refinish job.
     
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  15. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    OOOOOOOKAAAAAAY...............................

     
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  16. The-Kid

    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    28
    Feb 15, 2014
    SO CAL USA
    Its a classic series with a Jimi look.

    Id say 900 is a great price....


    600 is a stupid deal.


    This is by far way better than a standard.
     
  17. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

  18. The-Kid

    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    28
    Feb 15, 2014
    SO CAL USA
  19. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Thanks. Main differences being?
     
  20. The-Kid

    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    28
    Feb 15, 2014
    SO CAL USA
    Google it for the main differences and compare on your own time, but in general Classic Series has vintage spec and cost more money on a regular basis at 850$-900$ and is considered a higher quality guitar.

    Given the price its the better value.
     
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