2007 Fender Jimi Hendrix Icon Guitar Hear My Message, #12
As we previously mentioned in our other Hendrix Icon Guitar listing, only 375 of these guitars were manufactured & authorized for worldwide distribution. This guitar is #12 of 375, it is in perfect shape, never played, in storage since day one, a rare opportunity! Learn more in this pdf. Since this description is very similar to the other guitar, well… we’re just going to post the same info!
More than three years in development and design by partners Gered Mankowitz and David Costa, the ‘Hear My Message’ Portrait Edition guitar is a customised ’69 Stratocaster NOS in Vintage White, painstakingly overprinted with a hand-applied, silk-screened, cobalt blue and black two-colour image, oversprayed and refinished to the most exacting of standards as would be expected of such a high-quality instrument.
The screened image extends over the edges of the guitar, is repeated to match on the pickguard and the whole is secured by an expertly applied overspray of tough polyester. In Hendrix’s own handwriting the words ‘Hear my message’ appear above the pickguard on the upper bout, bass side. The reverse of the instrument features an engraved chromed backplate, numbered individually and branded with the ‘Authentic Hendrix’ logo.
The guitar is presented in a numbered edition necessarily limited to only 375 instruments worldwide. Designed with the full co-operation of the Hendrix Estate, each guitar is presented with a certificate of authenticity in an appropriate plush-lined hardshell case as supplied by Fender. Our selection of the ’69 NOS Strat as the most desirable carrier for this unique treatment reflects our concern for integrity.
As a collector’s piece this is a highly regarded instrument in its own right; nevertheless it’s still essentially a player’s guitar and very much intended to be so. The ’69 Stratocaster NOS (New Old Stock) is generally referred to as the ‘Woodstock’ model, and is one of the great family of reproductions turned out by The Fender Custom Shop in Corona, California. These are constructed to the highest standards and exacting specifications to match the originals – in this case the ’69 Strat, with its distinctive larger headstock, finest grade maple fingerboard on a maple neck, original spec pickups and optional 5-way switching.