Jimi Hendrix's upside-down Stratocaster

Although legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix used as variety of guitars throughout his career, his signature guitar was the Fender Stratocaster. Unlike most guitarist however, Hendrix played with the guitar upside down and restrung backwards so he could play left-handed. This gave his Stratocaster a feel and sound that wasn't initially built into the design. Fender would go on to release Hendrix-style guitars in the 1990s as a tribute to the rock star.
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