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Jeff Beck Strat Fender

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Fender Jeff Beck Strat Wiring Diagram

Leo Fender’s Stratocaster was his second guitar design after the Telecaster in  TheSTRAT PLUS prototype was therefore put together with Jeff beck in mind, ….. TheStrat Plus used a different wiring schematics than the older American Strats

The search began with the very first production of the Fender Stratocaster and  As you can see from the wiring diagram Fender has included what they call a  Heel Featured On Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster · Jeff Beck Wins At The .

Fender Custom Jeff Beck Strat

From his blistering British Invasion beginnings through his amazingly varied solo career and right up to today, Jeff Beck has made the Stratocaster® guitar an integral part of his signature sound. The Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster features a thinner C-shaped maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and a contoured heel for easier access to the higher registers. Further, it’s “Wired” with dual ceramic Noiseless™ pickups and has a two-point synchronized tremolo with stainless steel saddles, LSR roller nut, aged knobs and pickup covers, and Beck’s signature on the headstock.

Jeff Beck Artist Series Strat

Features
Body: Alder

Neck: Maple

Machine Heads: Deluxe Fender/Schaller Locking Tuners

Fingerboard: Rosewood

No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets

Pickguard: 3-Ply White (W/B/W)

Pickups: 3-Dual Coil Ceramic Noiseless Pickups

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck), Tone 2. (Middle, Bridge)

Bridge: American Standard 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo

Pickup Switching: 5-Way

Unique Features: Thinner “C” Shape Maple Neck, Contoured Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets, LSR Roller Nut, Aged Knobs, and Pickup Covers

Fender Strat Jeff Beck Artist Series

Innovative, tasteful, tuneful, and visionary… That’s how we describe Jeff Beck, and his trusty Strat is certainly part of his signature sound. This updated model reflects the significant changes Jeff made to his guitar to accommodate his constantly evolving style. You’ll notice the new neck shape is a softer “C,” not as large or deep as Jeff’s previous choice. Also, the guitar features the new Fender special design dual-coil ceramic NoiselessTM pickups, a contoured heel for easier access to the higher registers, and straight-ahead Strat 5-way switching. (U.S.)

Fender Jeff Beck Strat Neck

The Fender Jeff Beck signature Strat – MSRP of $2,199 – is a unique animal in Strat-dom. Meaning basically it’s a customized standard Strat. But the one Fender sells isn’t much like the one Jeff plays.

The Fender Beck Strat has a Strat-standard alder body, maple neck (9.5″ radius) and rosewood board. But per Beck’s preferences, the neck is fat and the nut is a roller nut.

It has three pickups, but because Jeff hates single-coil hum, they are all noiseless ceramic humbuckers (presumably stacked).

That’s basically it. The Custom Shop model, which costs about $1K more, has the same specs.

So you’d think that the rest of the magic in Beck’s tone is all in his fingers. Much of it yes, all of it no.

The new issue of Vintage Guitar mag has Beck on the cover, and in it is a very good – yet still wanting – interview with Beck’s tech, Stevie Prior. Here’s what Stevie says about Jeff’s personal Strats:

All of Jeff’s signature Strats are slightly modified from the ones you’d find in a guitar shop. The main white one is a ’95 basswood body made by [Fender master builder] J.W. Black with at J.W. Black neck from ’93 and John Suhr pickups, which there are really only two sets of in existence [on] that main guitar and the surf green spare.

Obviously Fender would like to get those [guitars] back so they could try to replicate those pickups, but that’ll never happen because you’d never get the guitar[s] out of Jeff’s hands long enough.

Basswood?! Well crap. I’ve played some basswood guitars and hated ‘em, but if it works for Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen and other tone legends, maybe I need to revisit it…though I’m assuming the basswood those guys get isn’t exactly the same quality that we would (note what qualifies as mahogany and rosewood these days).

Anyhow, a basswood body and unique pickups are definitely going to sound different, whether Beck can do Star Wars on a whoopie cushion or not (see below).

 

Fender Jeff Beck Strat

The Jeff Beck Stratocaster offers a comfortable C-shaped neck profile with a contoured heel for incredibly easy access to the upper register on the fingerboard. With it’s Fender Special Design dual-coil ceramic Noiseless pickups and 5-way switching, the Beck Strat plays like an absolute dream. Built tough with an alder body and maple C-shaped neck the Jeff Beck Stratocaster will astound your aural senses.

Fender Jeff Beck Strat Features

  • Alder Body with Urethane Body Finish
  • Maple C Shape Neck with 22 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Three Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless Pickups
  • American 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo
  • Includes Vintage Tweed Case

Fender Jeff Beck

Fender Jeff Beck Custom Shop OW

Fender Jeff Beck Custom Shop Artist Series Stratocaster – signature thomann model, alder body, ‘C’ shape maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, 3x dual coil ceramic noiseless pickups, American 2-point synchronized tremolo with 6 stainless steel saddles, LSR roller nut, includes vintage tweed case. Colour: Olympic White

Fender Strat Jeff Beck

Number  SZ0249493
Product   Number  010-9600-876
Description    JEFF BECK STRAT RW MDP W/DC
Production Date  2000-11
Model Name: Jeff Beck Stratocaster®
Model Number: 010-9600-(Color#)
Series: Artist Signature Series
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (9.5” Radius/241 mm)
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.6875” (43 mm)

Hardware: Chrome
Machine Heads: Deluxe Fender/Schaller Locking Tuners
Bridge: American Standard 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo
Pickguard: 3-Ply White (W/B/W)
Pickups: 2 Gold Fender LaceTM Sensor Pickups (Neck & Mid), 1 Dually Gold Fender Lace Sensor (Bridge)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup (Full Dually)
Position 2. Bridge (Full Dually) and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

1-Push-Button Bridge Pickup Selector (In the Down Position it Selects the Front Sensor of the Dually )
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. TBX Tone Circuit (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
Colors: (841) Vintage White,
(857) Surf Green,
(876) Midnight Purple
(Polyurethane Finish)
Strings: Fender Super 250L’s (.009 to .042) Nickel Plated Steel pn# 073-0250-003
Other Features: Early ’50’s Deep “U” Shape Neck, LSR Roller Nut

Source: U.S.
Accessories: Tweed Case, Strap, Cable, Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench pn# 0023811000 (1/8″ Hex), Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench pn# 0018531000 (.050″ Hex)
U.S. MSRP: $1,799.99
INTRODUCED: 1/1990
DISCONTINUED: 7/2001
WRENCH SIZES: .050” Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench, pn# 0018531000, 1/8” Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench pn# 0023811000
NOTICE: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice

Jeff Beck fender strat

There are few bigger names in the entire guitar world than Jeff Beck! His career spans over 40 years and includes many hits, including a number of influential singles with The Yardbirds! As you can imagine, this is a musician that can play any instrument he chooses – and he chooses the FENDER® Jeff Beck Artist Series Strat®. That’s right, the same guitar you can own and play.

You’ll notice the neck shape is a softer “C” shape and not as large or deep as Jeff’s previous choice. The guitar features the Fender Special Design dual-coil ceramic Noiselessinf. pickups, a contoured heel for easier access to the higher registers, and straight-ahead Strat® guitar five-way switching.

Fender Jeff Beck Artist Series Stratocaster® at a Glance:
Solid alder body with Surf Green polyurethane finish and three-ply white pickguard.
Three dual-coil ceramic Noiseless™ Strat pickups.
One-piece maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with special “C” shape.