Because he was a once in a lifetime guitarist, really. He had so much creativity and innovation, like literally one of only 2 guitarists (the other being Eddie Van Halen) that you can say really changed how electric guitar was played. And so while, nobody can really be Jimi Hendrix, there’s no shortage of guitar companies trying to sell you stuff that they claim can get you closer to Hendrix’s tone.
Here’s a few of them:
Fender Jimi Hendrix Signature Strat – $1100
This Strat copies the look of Jimi’s famous Woodstock strat and you also get the reverse headstock and reverse bridge as a right handed player.
Seymour Duncan Hendrix pickups – $300
If you aren’t satisfied with the stock pickups on that Hendrix strat, you can swap them out for a set that Seymour Duncan literally made for Hendrix back in 1968. It’s the exact same specs. However, keep in mind we don’t know how much Hendrix actually used them back then, just that he used them for at least one live gig.
Fender Hendrix Voodoo Strings – $7
Apparently these are pure nickel strings accurate to what Hendrix used…
Fender Hendrix Voodoo Cable – $60
You can also get his famous coiled cables to use as well..
Dunlop Hendrix guitar strap – $30
You can even buy some straps inspired by Hendrix..
PRS Hendrix Amp – $800
While it’s not a Marshall, apparently this PRS amp is inspired by the same Marshall amps that Hendrix used at Woodstock with similar circuitry and tweaks.
Dunlop Hendrix Fuzz Face – $170
Same design, supposedly similar circuits to the famous Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Faces that Hendrix used.
Dunlop Octavio Fuzz – $150
This is that octave up effect Hendrix used on some tracks
Dunlop Univibe – $150
Similarly, this is the effect Hendrix used on Machine Gun and some of his later tracks
Dunlop Hendrix Wah – $170
This is his signature wah, based on the Vox / Thomas Organ Wahs he used.
So yeah, getting Hendrix’s tone using all this gear will cost you just shy of $3000..