From his blistering British Invasion beginnings through his amazingly varied solo career right up to today, Jeff Beck has made the Stratocaster an integral part of his signature sound.
And this Jeff Beck Artist Series Strat is a bit special for two reasons –
- It comes from the first year of this model’s production in 1991
- It has Jeff Beck’s actual signature in the rear tremolo spring cavity
But apart from that, this is a fine guitar – a two piece alder body, a big maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original Fender Gold Lace Sensor pickups in HSS configuration, and it’s finished in fabulous Surf Green.
- Body Wood: Solid alder
- Colour: Surf Green
- Finish: Polyurethane
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck Shape: Deep U shape with 9.5-inch radius
- Machine Heads: Sperzel deluxe cast/sealed locking tuners
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Position Markers: Dot inlays
- Pickups: Fender Gold Lace Sensor Noiseless Strat pickups
- Controls: Master volume, two tone
- Bridge/Tailpiece: American two-point synchronized tremolo
- Pickup Switching: Five-position blade switch
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale Length: 25.5 “
- Weight: 8.9 lbs
This lovely Jeff Beck Strat is super clean for its age. Big, beefy neck with the classic HSS pickup configuration – a real rock & blues monster. It is in excellent condition with only light player wear – very clean overall with some minor nicks & dings along with mild surface scratches.
Super beefy maple neck with cream side-dots. Beautiful dark rosewood fingerboard with cream dot inlays. Frets are in great shape with no visible wear. Sperzel locking tuners with a brushed steel finish. 1 5/8″ nut width; 25 1/2″ scale length.
The neck is straight & truss rod works fine. Jeff Beck Artist Signature decal is on the headstock. The actual real signature on the rear is labelled “1 of 3”— we believe that Fender Australia got Mr Beck to sign three of these models back in the day, and this is one of them.
The Jeff Beck Signature model normally sports an LSR roller nut which has been professionally replaced with vintage style bone nut on this one. It now has that great original look, and stills stays properly in tune. The original LSR nut is included in the sale, and could easily be re-installed if desired.
Contoured, solid alder body finished in Surf Green. Two-point tremolo bridge with adjustable saddles & original trem arm. 3-ply white pickguard. HSS Gold Lace Sensors with master volume, dual tone controls, 5-way selector switch & coil split switch. All electronics are in perfect working condition.
This JB Strat offers outstanding versatility, with a large palette of tonal possibilities. The 5-way switch in tandem with the coil-tapped bridge humbucker allows combinations to suit your every sonic need. The beefy maple neck is a great player, with a comfy medium low action.
This one is a superb player, with a cool look and great tone. We believe this “first edition” model will become collectable, as Fender changed the specs in the later version. This one is an excellent addition to any collection. Plus it offers bragging rights with that original JB signature !
Comes in its original Fender tweed case in good condition.